Open main menu

Pawn Shop (album)

Pawn Shop is the debut album by American country music duo Brothers Osborne. It was released on January 15, 2016 via EMI Nashville.[2][3] It includes the singles "Rum", "Stay a Little Longer"., "21 Summer", and "It Ain't My Fault".[4][5]

Pawn Shop
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 15, 2016 (2016-01-15)
LabelEMI Nashville
Brothers Osborne chronology
Brothers Osborne
Pawn Shop
Port Saint Joe
Singles from Pawn Shop
  1. "Rum"
    Released: March 31, 2014
  2. "Stay a Little Longer"
    Released: March 10, 2015
  3. "21 Summer"
    Released: February 29, 2016
  4. "It Ain't My Fault"
    Released: January 17, 2017[1]



Both members of the duo (John and T.J. Osborne) co-wrote nearly every song on the album, except "Heart Shaped Locket", on which only TJ was a co-writer. Jay Joyce produced the album except for "Rum" and "Heart Shaped Locket", which the duo produced with Brad Hill.[6] Both "Rum" and "Stay a Little Longer" previously appeared on their self-titled EP,[7] although the latter was re-recorded. "Rum" was originally issued as a single off the EP in 2014, followed by the re-recording of "Stay a Little Longer". "21 Summer" and "It Ain't My Fault" were the third and fourth singles.

Critical receptionEdit

Rating it 4 out of 5 stars, Allmusic critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine felt that the album's sound combined modern and traditional country influences, staying that "Sanded and varnished though they may be, the pair feel fresh, their chemistry easy and natural, so they pull off their spiffy retro act with style."[8] Jeffrey B. Remz of Country Standard Time made note of Southern rock and outlaw country influences in the sound, while also comparing T.J.'s voice to that of Trace Adkins. His review highlighted the lyrics to "It Ain't My Fault" and the instrumentation of "Stay a Little Longer", concluding that there were "no weak songs".[9] Markos Papadatos of Digital Journal rated it "A-", calling it "a well-crafted project from start to finish" and praising the songwriting and arrangement of the singles in particular.[10] praised the album, stating "The brothers have a knack for writing lyrical and musical songs that are like little nuggets of gold. Pretty much every track on the album would make a great single. However, they don’t let that restrict them to the same tired songs that we’ve heard before. Instead, they keep their individuality."

Commercial performanceEdit

The album debuted at No. 3 on the Top Country Albums album, and No. 17 on the Billboard 200, selling 21,000 copies in its first week.[11] It sold a further 6,100 copies in its second week.[12] The album was certified Gold on November 16, 2017.[13] It has sold 218,600 copies in the US as of September 2018.[14]


Publication Accolade Year Rank
American Songwriter Top 50 Albums of 2016 2016

Track listingEdit

1."Dirt Rich"John Osborne, TJ Osborne, Barry Dean2:51
2."21 Summer"J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Craig Wiseman3:34
3."Stay a Little Longer"J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Shane McAnally5:36
4."Pawn Shop"J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Sean McConnell2:45
5."Rum"J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Dean3:34
6."Loving Me Back" (featuring Lee Ann Womack)J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Casey Beathard4:19
7."American Crazy"J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Ross Copperman2:40
8."Greener Pastures"J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris2:53
9."Down Home"J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Jessi Alexander3:39
10."Heart Shaped Locket"TJ Osborne, Lisa Carver, Andi Zack3:37
11."It Ain't My Fault"J. Osborne, TJ Osborne, Lee Thomas Miller3:34


From Pawn Shop liner notes.[6]

Brothers Osborne
Additional Musicians
  • Adam Box - drums, percussion
  • Rich Brinsfield - bass guitar, upright bass
  • Dave Cohen - Hammond B-3 organ, piano
  • Ian Fitchuk - Hammond B-3 organ, percussion, Wurlitzer
  • Jon Green - acoustic guitar
  • Lee Holland - acoustic guitar, percussion
  • Jay Joyce - acoustic guitar, electric guitar, Hammond B-3 organ, percussion, piano
  • Rachel Loy - bass guitar
  • Josh Matheny - lap steel guitar
  • Natalie Osborne - background vocals on "21 Summer"
  • Lucie Silvas - background vocals on "It Ain't My Fault" and "21 Summer"
  • Pete Sternberg - bass guitar, bass pedals, background vocals on "21 Summer"
  • Lee Ann Womack - background vocals on "Loving Me Back"
  • Brad Hill - production ("Rum" and "Heart Shaped Locket" only)
  • Brothers Osborne - production ("Rum" and "Heart Shaped Locket" only)
  • Jay Joyce - production (all tracks except "Rum" and "Heart Shaped Locket")

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (2016) Peak
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[16] 32
US Billboard 200[17] 17
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[18] 3


  1. ^
  2. ^ Betts, Stephen L. (October 28, 2015). "Brothers Osborne Ready Debut Album 'Pawn Shop'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  3. ^ Thompson, Gayle (October 29, 2015). "Brothers Osborne to Release Debut Album, 'Pawn Shop', in January". The Boot. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  4. ^ Hostelley, Laura (October 29, 2015). "Brothers Osborne to Release Debut Album Called 'Pawn Shop'". Taste of Country. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  5. ^ Bjorke, Matt (October 28, 2015). "Brothers Osborne "Pawn Shop" Tracklist & Cover Art". Roughstock. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  6. ^ a b Pawn Shop (CD booklet). Brothers Osborne. EMI Nashville. 2016. B0022364-02.
  7. ^ Bjorke, Matt (August 13, 2014). "Brothers Osborne "EP" Tracklist & Cover Art". Roughstock. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Pawn Shop review". Allmusic. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Remz, Jeffrey B. "Pawn Shop review". Country Standard Time. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  10. ^ Papadatos, Markos (January 18, 2016). "Review: Brothers Osborne solid on new country album 'Pawn Shop'". Digital Journal. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  11. ^ Asker, Jim (January 26, 2016). "Thomas Rhett Rules Again; Hank Jr. Scores Highest Debut on Country Albums Chart". Billboard.
  12. ^ Bjorke, Matt (February 2, 2016). "Country Albums Chart Report: February 2, 2016". Roughstock.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Brothers Osborne – Pawn Shop". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
  14. ^ Bjorke, Matt (September 24, 2018). "Top 10 Country Albums Sales Chart: September 24, 2018". Roughstock. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  15. ^ "American Songwriter's Top 50 Albums of 2016". American Songwriter. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 1, 2016.
  16. ^ "Brothers Osborne Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  17. ^ "Brothers Osborne Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2016.
  18. ^ "Brothers Osborne Chart History (Top Country Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 26, 2016.