Brothers Osborne may have walked away with the title of Vocal Duo of the Year at the 2018 CMA Awards, but the group says not only would they have been okay with another outcome, but they had already made plans for it -- right down to their celebratory "congratulations" tweets.

"I leaned over to John, right before they read off the nominees, and said, 'Hey, do you have anything planned to say? Because I don't,'" TJ Osborne recalled backstage after the duo accepted their award. "John said, 'I don't know, but I have a congratulations tweet to Dan + Shay on standby.'"

The Brothers Osborne have often said that they admire Dan + Shay -- as musicians as well as people -- and that they always love seeing the duo get recognized in the industry. That's partially because when they look at duo members Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, they recognize some of the same values that are important to themselves.

"You look at someone like Dan + Shay, who work really hard at what they do and are kind to people along the way," John Osborne goes on to say. He shouted out Smyers and Mooney during his time onstage accepting the Vocal Duo of the Year trophy.

"I feel like one of the most amazing pieces of advice I was ever given was to work hard and be nice to people," he adds. "Dan + Shay are the same way. And they have huge songs on the radio, too."

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