Maryland natives Brothers Osborne win CMA Award for vocal duo of the year

Anne Arundel County natives Brothers Osborne win vocal duo of the year at CMA Awards.

Brothers Osborne, the country duo from Deale in Anne Arundel County, won the Country Music Association Award for vocal duo of the year on Wednesday. 

It was the first CMA Award win for brothers TJ and John Osborne, who released their debut album, "Pawn Shop," in January.

Brothers Osborne beat out Dan + Shay, Florida Georgia Line, Joey + Rory and Maddie + Tae for the award. They were also nominated for new artist of the year, but lost out to Maren Morris. 

"WE DID IT Y'ALL!!!!! Thank you guys so freaking much for the support. We're genuinely freaking out right now," Brothers Osborne tweeted Wednesday night. 

The 50th annual CMA Awards took place Wednesday night in Nashville and featured performances by Beyonce, the Dixie Chicks and other big stars. Garth Brooks took home the night's biggest award, for entertainer of the year. 

Brothers Osborne, who now live in Nashville, has been well-received by the country community. They were up for two Academy of Country Music Awards in April, and "Stay a Little Longer," the hit single from "Pawn Shop," was nominated for best country duo/group performance at this year's Grammys.

Baltimore Sun music critic Wesley Case talked to the duo in December about their album, breaking out on the country scene and growing up in Anne Arundel County. You can read that article here. 

Baltimore Sun reporter Wesley Case and the Associated Press contributed to this article. 

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