Friday, April 29, 2011

Still singing Osmonds survive ups, downs of performing together 53 years

Being a teen idol kinda sucks.

So reports Jay Osmond, who insists that he was not at all envious when his brother Donny became the Osmonds’ de facto epicenter of female fan fervor in the early 1970s.

“I remember so much of the pressure that was put on Donny,” he said in a phone interview. “I never went through a thing where I thought, ‘I envy your situation.’ Because it was not really an enviable position.

“That up-and-coming star Justin Bieber reminds me so much of Donny,” Osmond said. “Donny went through so much of that. I hope that young guy can hold it together.”

It’s been 53 years since four adolescent Osmond brothers began singing barbershop music in and around their hometown of Ogden, Utah.

Several hundred occupational course corrections later, the Osmonds are still touring.

Three of the brothers – Wayne, Merrill and Jay – will appear Saturday at the Honeywell Center.


Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Donny And Marie Osmond To Release New Album On QVC

DONNIE AND MARIE OSMOND announce the release of their first studio album together in 30 years.
The award-winning duo will appear live on QVC on MONDAY (4/18) at 1P ET to perform a selection of songs from the new release on a QSESSIONS LIVE BROADCAST.

Fans will have an opportunity to pre-order the new album which has been specially-packaged for QVC with a five-track bonus CD.  For more information, go to WWW.QVC.COM.

(They misspelled Donny, not me)

New Osmond star sparkles in Waikiki

There’s a new kid in town, and just knowing his last name is Osmond is enough to raise excitement. Donny and Marie’s nephew, Nathan Osmond, is a multi-talented young man now performing in Pacific Swing Hawaii a live 1940s era big band spectacular at the Waikiki Beach Marriott. Nathan has Marie’s good taste in country music and Donny’s charisma and charm. The new energetic show features big band music, award-winning dancers and singers, and of course, Osmond stardust.

Today, Nathan released a video from Waikiki announcing the success of his newest release, “Sweet” from his “Feels Like Heaven” CD. Osmond has a rich tone that works well with many types of music. I’m hoping he’ll consider heading out to Oahu’s Halona Beach Cove and record a cover of Michael Peterson’s “From Here to Eternity.” Osmond said in a past interview that Hawaii was the first place he told his wife to be “I love you.”

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Nathan Osmond on The Jimmy Star Show – Osmonds Family Country Star to Guest Live April 6 2011

Nathan Osmond country recording artist to guest on The Jimmy Star Show live radio show. Listen to the live interview online worldwide Wed April 6 2011 from 3-5 pm ET | 12-2 pm PT at Radio | Visit for details

BYU: Donny Osmond visits Jake Heaps at practice

April 4th, 2011 @ 2:20am
By Dick Harmon, Deseret News
PROVO — Jake Heaps found a little added challenge at Tuesday's football practice.Donny Osmond showed up and told Heaps to throw harder.

The young BYU quarterback has invested a lot of TV time watching Donny and Marie Osmond compete on "Dancing with the Stars" in recent years. Donny heard about that and decided to attend BYU football practice and thank Heaps in person.

The former teen idol spent a little time with Heaps before practice on Tuesday and watched some of the drills before leaving for a flight to Las Vegas, where he'll resume performing with his sister Marie at the Flamingo Hotel.

Tossing the ball back and forth, Osmond teased Heaps, "Come on, let's see what you've got. Quit throwing it like Betty White."