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Shoot Me Straight
"Shoot Me Straight"
Single by Brothers Osborne
from the album Port Saint Joe
ReleasedJanuary 16, 2018 (2018-01-16)[1]
FormatMusic download
GenreCountry rock, southern rock, blues rock
Length6:24 (album version)
LabelEMI Nashville
Jay Joyce
Brothers Osborne singles chronology
"It Ain't My Fault"
"Shoot Me Straight"
"Burning Man"

"Shoot Me Straight" is a song by American country music duo Brothers Osborne. Both members of the duo, John Osborne and T.J. Osborne, wrote it with Lee Thomas Miller. It is the duo's sixth solo single, and the first from their second album, Port Saint Joe.


Carena Liptak of The Boot said of the song, "TJ Osborne opens the song with an uptempo, brooding ode to alcohol and making bad decisions. Around the two-and-a-half-minute mark, the vocals fade out, and John Osborne's impressive guitarwork takes the spotlight."[2] T.J. Osborne said that the song was initially conceived as a ballad until John presented a musical riff that the two decided to incorporate. They then finished the song in a beach house in Florida. T.J. also said that he knew that the song would be "risky" for radio given its extreme length.[2]

Music video

Directed by Wes Edwards and Ryan Silver, the song's music video debuted in August 2018. The music video features the duo performing "against their will" in open fields, near trucks and attractive women, in a parody of bro-country videos. The video also makes references to Bowfinger and Weekend at Bernie's.[3] John said that the idea came about due to the duo's inability to come up with a video idea that they liked, until they decided to make "make a video about...not making a video."[4]

Chart performance


  2. ^ a b Liptak, Carena (February 6, 2018). "STORY BEHIND THE SONG: BROTHERS OSBORNE, 'SHOOT ME STRAIGHT'". The Boot. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Hudak, Joseph (August 21, 2018). "Brothers Osborne Lampoon Bro Cliches, Space Force in 'Shoot Me Straight' Video". Rolling Stone Country. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ Hoffman, Lauren (August 21, 2018). "Brothers Osborne Deliver "Shoot Me Straight" Music Video". Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Brothers Osborne Chart History (Country Airplay)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Brothers Osborne Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Hot Country Songs - Year-End 2018". Billboard. Retrieved 2018.

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