|"Shoot Me Straight"|
|Single by Brothers Osborne|
|from the album Port Saint Joe|
|Released||January 16, 2018|
|Genre||Country rock, southern rock, blues rock|
|Length||6:24 (album version)|
|Brothers Osborne singles chronology|
"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." 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.
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. 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."