Two Steppin' Monday
I had originally thought I was going to write a tribute post for Dennis Edwards, lead singer of The Temptations. He passed away this past week. But my good friend, Michele, has posted a lovely tribute piece, and I’m going to send you to her post instead.
By the way.. If you haven’t already done so, now would be a GREAT time to cast your vote in the latest Battle of the Bands. Voting is open through Sunday, Feb 11 @6pm EST
Our suggested theme for Monday’s Music Moves Me is ‘Country Music’. I’ve been a bit torn about the direction I want to take this theme. Part of me wanted to just slap together a playlist, but part of me also wanted to bring the blog back to it’s roots and share background information on a specific artist.
After that, I was confronted with another decision - Do I choose an artist that most people know about or do I introduce someone new? Well… I’ve always been a bit of a curious person, and I enjoy learning new things. And since, I’ve recently been trolling YouTube recommendations, I think I’ve found something worthy of sharing.
It’s a funny thing, YouTube. I had clicked on a video of a specific artist, and you know those annoying ads? Well… this ad was a song from a different artist. I rarely have the actual video up on my screen while listening to the music (because I’m all about the multi-task!) But this particular one had me jumping back to the screen to see who was singing - as it definitely was not the one I had clicked on. Curiosity got the best of me. I typed in the search bar of the band playing in the ad, selected a video, and another ad popped up - this ad was for the original artist I was intending to listen to! YouTube had gone full circle on me!
Okay, I’ve rambled enough. I best get the show on the road and get to steppin’ and introducin’ this New-To-Me duo. They may have been around for a few years, but in my defense - while I enjoy country music, it’s typically not my go-to music.
TJ and John Osborne grew up in Maryland. In the mid 2000’s they moved to Nashville, where they were given a writing and recording contract. In 2013, Brothers Osborne released their debut single. The song was a Top 40 Hit. In 2014, they released a second single and it also became a Top 40 Hit. Their third single was released and it became their first Top 10 Hit, reaching the #2 spot in 2016.
I’ve put together a playlist of their songs. Some are covers, but their originals are pretty good as well. Enjoy and have a Happy Monday!