On Brothers Osborne’s third studio album “Skeletons,” TJ Osborne sings “I’m good for some, but I’m not for everyone.” That lyric might as well be the group’s mission statement: a proud declaration of uniqueness, delivered by a band of brothers whose boundary-breaking country songs have always mixed the twang of southern music with the groove and guitar-driven swagger of rock ‘n’ roll. At the same time, it’s hard to look at the Osbornes’ long list of musical milestones — including eight Grammy nominations and one win, five CMA Awards, six ACM trophies, and more than a half-dozen hits — and imagine anyone turning up their noses at a sound that’s taken the siblings from the blue-collar beach bars of their Maryland hometown to some of the biggest stages across the world.
“Skeletons” is a celebration of that sound — a melodic, muscular album that builds upon the hooks of the band’s career-launching debut, “Pawn Shop,” known for hits like “It Ain’t My Fault” and “Stay A Little Longer” as well as the forward-thinking adventurousness of their sophomore release, “Port Saint Joe” and its anthems like “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” and “Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive).” More than anything, it’s a sound rooted in the excitement and electricity of Brothers Osborne’s concerts, packed with songs that could all serve as crowd-rousing encores.
Opening for Brothers Osborne is Dalton Dover, a rising country artist from Georgia. Dover’s music is characterized by his soulful vocals, honest lyrics and authentic country sound. His debut single, “Roads That Don’t End” showcases his songwriting abilities and versatility as an artist. Local Reno cover band Jake’s Garage 5.0 will warm up the crowd ahead of Dover’s set.
Advanced General Admission tickets for the K-Bull 98.1 Reno Rodeo Kickoff Concert go on sale Monday, April 10. Tickets are $55 and include open seating in the grandstands or standing in the arena. Tickets are $65 day of show. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Rodeo ticket office 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and online at renorodeo.com. Per ticket service and handling fees apply.
In addition to the concert, the carnival grounds, food court and Jack Daniels Tent will be open to the public with no grounds fee on the night of the concert. Those looking for a VIP experience can purchase tickets for the Branding Room (limited seating). For $150 per person or $1,350 for a table of 10, each guest will receive a concert ticket, VIP parking and dinner with catering, live entertainment and an open bar. For Branding Room tickets email [email protected] or call 775-530-5922.