Upon having their name announced, TJ Osborne reportedly kissed his boyfriend Abi Ventura before going up on stage. According to social media, the kiss was captured on screen. When the newly-blond Osborne got to the stage, he gave Ventura a shout out.
"Thank y'all so much seriously," he said once his brother had given him the mic. "It's such an incredible honor to be at these things. I will say that about a week ago they pulled our single from country radio so I needed a little bit of wind put in our sails. This is feeling good.
"Thanks to everyone at ACM," he continued. "Abi, I love you. Here's to a great night in Vegas, baby. Come on."
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"I'm very comfortable being gay," he said. "I find myself being guarded for not wanting to talk about something that I personally don't have a problem with. That feels so strange."
On stage, Osborne noted that the duo's latest single "I'm Not for Everyone" was recently pulled from country radio. Itis currently unclear why the song was pulled. Leslie Jordan was famously featured in the music video for the track. The song appeared on the LP, Skeletons.