Why Carl Nassib and TJ Osborne matter

John and TJ Osborne of The Brothers Osborne. Photo: Consequence (note: this photo was obtained via Google Creative Commons License; if this photo is not in the public domain and you own the copyright, please contact the author for removal or attribution)

This article originally appeared in “Sky’s the Limit,” my Substack newsletter

I wanted to get this out for Pride Month, but unfortunately, I struggled to find a home for it and, when I did, breaking news overtook it. So, it was never published. In some ways, that works out, as this essay is just as relevant for the Fourth of July as it is for Pride Month. After all, if country music is the…