Osborne moved to Nashville right after high school from his home town of Virgie, Kentucky in 1998. He lists his influences as including Keith Whitley, Randy Travis and the Beatles, but also listens to artists like The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons and Maroon 5.
“Josh was the first writer I signed to Black River,” says VP Publishing Celia Froehlig. “These last few years have been extraordinary. Not only is Josh extremely talented, but he is also one of the nicest people you will ever meet. Josh truly is ‘one in a million’ and we are so proud to have him in the BRE Family.”
Recently June 11 was declared as Josh Osborne Day, Pike County Kentucky and his name was added to US 23 Country Music Highway in Pike County.
“My main goal in writing a song is to leave the room proud of what we’ve done,” says Osborne. “If it’s something that moves us as writers, then there is a good chance it will move someone else.” With five active songs on the NEKST Country Songwriter Chart from The Band Perry, Eli Young Band, Blake Shelton and more, it seems like his plan is working.
Shifting to Biggest Gainer, Michael Carter sets a record not likely to be topped anytime soon by winning this award two consecutive weeks with jumps from No. 63 => No. 33 and then => No. 19!
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