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Acceptance and love all around!
"Love this guy right here," tweeted Dierks Bentley, with whom Brothers Osborne toured in 2018 and had a No. 2 hit, "Burning Man." "Happy you are telling your story dude."
Kacey Musgraves — another close friend of TJ's — also interviewed with Time, saying, "Others will now feel invited to the country music party for the first time. Country music deserves a future even more honest than its past."
— Dierks Bentley (@DierksBentley) February 3, 2021
We love you so much, Teej. 🙌🏼✨ https://t.co/e1snWo0Wjn
— MAREN MORRIS (@MarenMorris) February 3, 2021
— K A C E Y (@KaceyMusgraves) February 3, 2021
"Overcome with joy. He's one of my best friends and one of the bravest people I know," she wrote on Twitter, sharing the article. "Love you, TJ. Celebrating you today."
"Hell yes TJ," Jason Isbell wrote, while Chris Young added, "Proud to have met/shared stages with this super talented artist several times! Great article. Respect @brothersosborne."
— Jordan Davis Music (@JordanCWDavis) February 3, 2021
Love you, TJ OSBORNE! Proud to know you and thankful for your story! https://t.co/3Fd4666Hrp
— Ryan Hurd (@RyanHurd) February 3, 2021
— ChrisYoungMusic (@ChrisYoungMusic) February 3, 2021
— thecadillac3 (@thecadillac3) February 3, 2021
— Jimmie Allen (@JimmieAllen) February 3, 2021
— Carly Pearce (@carlypearce) February 3, 2021
— Morgan Evans (@Morgan_Evans) February 3, 2021
— Lindsay Ell (@lindsayell) February 3, 2021
This dude is the man and I’m so happy for him. Love ya TJ https://t.co/ujQae92xJ8
— Travis Denning (@Travis_Denning) February 3, 2021
— Jillian Jacqueline (@jillianjmusic) February 3, 2021
Country music is one of my favorite families & i will always show up for it 💕and for that reason, we cannot support anyone using racist slurs, full stop. We’ll rot from the inside out. No one is perfect, but loving someone means holding up a mirror when they need to change
— Cassie Kelley (@CassieMKelley) February 3, 2021
TJ. U know u are my brother. Love u man. https://t.co/8IKY2Wul47
— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) February 4, 2021
— Kristian Bush (@kristianbush) February 3, 2021
Some very good news on such a grim day. EVERY human story should be represented in country music. Thank you TJ for helping to make that happen. Proud of you, my friend. ❤️ https://t.co/pL3v0gNHP0
— Cassadee Pope (@CassadeePope) February 3, 2021
Hoping today is a big step forward for country music. We have always been friends, fans, and supporters of the @brothersosborne and the 4 of us couldn’t be happier that he is telling his story.https://t.co/S6bNdMcQAJ
— Eli Young Band (@EliYoungBand) February 3, 2021
— Kelleigh Bannen (@kelleighbannen) February 3, 2021
TJ is one of my favorite people in town. Not just favorite artist, but person. Love that you’re getting to tell your story. 👏👏👏 https://t.co/nVqKa9tW7L
— Bobby Bones (@mrBobbyBones) February 3, 2021
On Instagram — after TJ posted a video directing fans to his interview and writing, "This story always seemed too mountainous to tell but now that it's been told I am at a loss for words as to how clear the path was all along" — fellow country stars rallied in the comments with messages of support.
"We love you TJ. Thank you for being YOU ❤️❤️❤️❤️," commented Cassadee Pope.
"Legend," commented Morgan Evans.
"Awesome Brother," wrote Jon Pardi.
"Love u dude," added Devin Dawson.
"We love you so much TJ! ✊🏾🌈," wrote Mickey Guyton.
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"Mf hero love u my guy," Ruston Kelly wrote.
"So inspiring to so many!" commented Reese Witherspoon. "Thank you for sharing."
"Love you TJ," wrote commented Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild. "So proud!!!!!"
"Welcome home. So brave. So beautiful," wrote actor Leslie Jordan.
Along with the thoughtful comments, several out Nashville musicians welcomed TJ to the LGBT country club.
"Well done, T.J. Osborne. You're nobody's whisper anymore," tweeted Chely Wright, who came out as gay in 2010. "You have just changed and saved a whole lot of lives; chief among them, your own."
"Congratulations TJ Osborne. There is nothing that can compare to living your life openly and authentically, and this will make a difference in the lives of so many," tweeted Ty Herndon, who came out in 2014. "Proud of you, man."
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) February 3, 2021
Congratulations TJ Osborne. There is nothing that can compare to living your life openly and authentically, and this will make a difference in the lives of so many. Proud of you, man. https://t.co/10xouT3IPd
— Ty Herndon (@TyHerndoncom) February 3, 2021
Love you TJ! Living in truth is the new living in fear 🧡 https://t.co/WKIpNfcCrF
— Brooke Eden (@BrookeEdenMusic) February 3, 2021
In his coming out interview, TJ explained that he told his brother John, 38, he was gay around the time the two moved to Nashville after signing a publishing and record deal.
"He was very open and candid about it, and I was emotional because my brother was finally able to be completely honest with me about who he was," John said in the interview. "If I had to have all my money and success erased for my brother to be truly fulfilled in life, I wouldn't even think about it. Not for a second."
John later shared a video on Instagram, saying it's "an honor to call him my brother" after this important moment in his life.
"I'm very proud of my brother today. He's taken one of the most important steps of his entire life," he said in the video. "And he's doing it in front of the entire world. He's always had my support no matter what. It's an honor to call him my brother."
"He's a beautiful, amazing, human being. So talented, so caring, so giving. It's an honor to have a member of my family be a part of the LGBTQIA community," he added. "Proud of you, TJ. Love you, man."
Words can’t describe the immense amount of love we feel today. This world, as imperfect as it may be, is beautiful at its core and our collective open minds/hearts are what make anything possible. Wishing the best that love has to offer to each and every one of you.
— Brothers Osborne (@brothersosborne) February 4, 2021