Brothers Osborne Win 2022 Grammy For Best Country Duo/Group Performance For ‘Younger Me’
The 2022 Grammy for Best Country Duo/Group Performance goes to Brothers Osborne for “Younger Me.”
Both TJ and John Osborne were on hand to accept their award. This marked their first ever Grammy and were also nominated this year for Best Country Album for Skeletons.
According to USA Today, the song was written in regard to T.J. coming out.
“I never thought I would be able to do music professionally because of my sexual orientation,” he told the audience. “And I never thought I’d be onstage accepting a Grammy after something I thought would be life-changing in a negative way. I am here with a man I love and who loves me back. I don’t know what I did to be so lucky.”
On Sunday, April 3, the 64th Annual Grammys took place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. Prior to the official CBS telecast, the premiere ceremony took place live at the MGM Grand Conference Marquee Ballroom. This gave The Recording Academy the opportunity to award the majority of the 86 awards.
The nominees were all stiff competition this year. Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean’s “If I Didn’t Love You” and “Glad You Exist” from Dan + Shay were up for the honor. “Chasing After You” by Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris, and “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” by Elle King & Miranda Lambert were also nominated.
Beyond the Grammy For Best Country Duo/Group Performance
It’s a rare and special honor for a husband and wife to be nominated for the same Grammy Award. Maren Morris and Ryan Hurd were thrilled to learn about the honor. Hurd found out about the nomination after his wife called him to deliver the good news.
“I was actually playing golf when I found out,” he revealed. “Maren called and she usually doesn’t. She’ll usually text me when I’m out there, but she was calling and so I picked it up. And she was the first one to tell me that we were nominated together.”
Hurd ended up making a double bogey because he wasn’t able to concentrate due to the big news. But he would have taken that recognition over a bad golf game.
“Just incredibly exciting, incredibly thankful. And it was very cool to hear the news from her. So thank you to everybody that voted for us and please continue to do so,” he concluded.