In a recent interview, country music
star T.J. Osborne of the Brothers Osborne said that he's received a
“tsunami of love” since coming out gay.
Osborne, 36, came out last month in an
interview with TIME.
“I'm ready to put this behind me,”
he told the outlet. “I'm very comfortable being gay.”
According to TIME, Osborne is the only
openly gay artist signed to a major country label.
During an appearance on CBS This
Morning with his bandmate and brother, Osborne reflected on his
“It has been amazing, honestly,” he
said, adding that he “would encourage anyone else out there dealing
with the same thing” to share their story.
“I didn't really understand the
magnitude of how much people cared about me and loved me and
supported me. Had I known that the whole time, I would have probably
done it a long time ago, and saved myself a lot of strife,” he
“It has been a tsunami of love,
almost to the point that it was hard for me to comprehend it for
several days. My close family and friends have known for a while. At
the same time, I felt [that] publicly I was stuck in a second gear
phase,” Osborne said.
The Brothers Osborne, which has had
seven Grammy nominations, is best known for its songs “Stay a
Little Longer” and “It Ain't My Fault.”