In support of their new sophomore album, Port Saint Joe, Brothers Osborne stopped by The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on April 23 to perform their current single, “Shoot Me Straight.”
The new tune, which is currently No. 37 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart after 15 weeks, was penned by Lee Thomas Miller and John and TJ Osborne.
“We thought this lead single off of our new record would be a really great representation of just kind of what’s to come on this new record, but also was kind of a good little second story to ‘It Ain’t My Fault,’” says TJ. “The song is really being about the double entendre of just the saying, ‘shoot me straight,’ ‘give it to me straight,’ but also make it burn like a shot of whiskey and shoot me straight. It’s one of the songs that kind of ties the last record into this one.”
The singer/songwriter siblings recently took home two trophies at the 53rd ACM Awards, including Vocal Duo of the Year and Video of the Year for “It Ain’t My Fault.”
Watch Brothers Osborne perform “Shoot Me Straight” on The Late Show.
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