Contact Us

Brothers Osborne Wish They’d Cut ‘Good at Tonight’

Mike Coppola, Getty Images
Mike Coppola, Getty Images

John and TJ Osborne of country duo Brothers Osborne confess that while they were thrilled to give the track “Good at Tonight” to David Nail for his new album Fighter, they now realize just how special the song is.

In an interview with the Boot, John Osborne tells the story of how they played the song for Nail, a good friend of theirs, and told them the song was his if he wanted it, adding that they had a “blast” singing on the track with him.

“And then, a couple months later, we saw him perform at Watershed [Country Music Festival], up in Washington State, and it was at that moment, we were like, ‘Damn! We should have cut that damn song. It’s so good!” Though Osborne admits they “totally missed the boat on that one,” he also says they’re “honored” to have their friend cut the song.

Nail loves the song just as much as Brothers Osborne, who co-wrote it with Troy Verges (“Day Drinking,” “Wasted”) and Barry Dean (“Pontoon,” “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools”), saying that the first time he heard it, he didn’t realize the guys were pitching it to him to record.

“I heard the demo and I was actually kind of mad,” Nail tells Taste of Country, explaining that he when they pitched it he was afraid he’d fall in love with it and they’d decide to take it back to record for their themselves. “They were like, nah, man, if you love it, man, do it, so I said, ‘I’m gonna do it, but there’s one stipulation: you have to sing on it.”

Fighter, the fourth studio album from the “Let it Rain” singer, hit shelves in July of 2016. Mail split with MCA Nashville in February of 2017.

The Best Guitarists in Country Music

Next: Learn More About Brothers' Osborne's 'Pawn Shop'

Best of KLAW 101

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for KLUB KLAW quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive KLUB KLAW contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.