The siblings were shocked when it was announced that they’d been named the Duo of the Year. Backstage, John admitted he’d been so sure they wouldn’t win that he had a few too many pre-show cocktails. While neither had prepared a speech, TJ says he didn’t need one.
“Honestly, why I knew I didn’t need a note card full of names is that there’s really only person I’m incredibly thankful for and that’s my brother,” TJ told One Country and other press backstage. “He is the best human I’ve ever met in my life and and I get to share the road with him, tour with him, play music with him and win awards with him. It’s cooler than anything I can ever imagine … this guy right here is the shit and that’s what makes it easy.”
See how John responded to his brother’s praise.