Brothers Osborne are adjusting to a slower pace

Brothers Osborne
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With lockdown forcing many artists to cancel tours and come off the road, Brothers Osborne found themselves having to adjust to this new pace of life.

“We have to keep ourselves busy," John Osborne explains in a statement from the duo's label. "TJ and I grew up just working really hard, and we’re busy bodies. We’ve never been mandated to take some time off, so we just work all the time.

"So, the very first thing we had to learn how to do was just slow it down a little bit, and then simply working around the house or yardwork, those cathartic experiences that we don’t get a lot of because we’re always out on the road," he continues.

"The cool thing about it all is we’re only doing it when we want to do it. There’s no rush to do anything. There’s no time frame, there’s no deadline. It’s just waking up every day and going, ‘I feel like doing this today. This is what I want to do,’ and there’s something really nice about that.”

TJ recently made history by announcing that he is gay, becoming the first openly gay country artist to be signed to a major label. On Friday, he and his brother will join Kelsea Ballerini on CBS This Morning to announce the nominees for this year's Academy of Country Music Awards.