Sponsored by the city with funding from the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, the State of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts, Concert in the Park 2013 is free to the public and held the second Monday of each month from April through September. Park seating is available; just bring blankets, lawn chairs, food and the family.
Osmond’s new single, “Sweet,” just hit No.1 on the independent country charts and stayed there for two weeks. He is currently at No. 8 on the major country charts. During this year’s CMA Music Fest, Osmond played the “Midnight Jamb-oree” at the historic Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville, Tenn. His guitar-driven, cutting-edge, true-to-country-roots sound is winning the attention of country fans the world over.
This singer-songwriter is no stranger to the business; early his entire life has been dedicated to writing and performing music. Raised around television and recording studios, Osmond knew at an early age that music was his destiny. He began writing his latest project in Nashville with Dean Sams, the keyboard player and founding member of the hit country group Lonestar.
Sams immediately noticed Osmond’s musical gifts and took him under his wing to produce four tracks on his album. Osmond then traveled to Muscle Shoals, Ala., to meet up with hit songwriter and producer Gary Baker (known for such songs as “I Swear” and “I’m Already There”) to finish the album. He is currently signed to Pretty World Records and has plans to release his next single in August.
Osmond was voted the “Best Local Country Artist” of the year in Utah and has received the Eagle Country Award. He has opened for Carrie Underwood, Patty Loveless, Collin Raye and many others in the business. Whether it’s playing to a sold-out stadium or even a local county fair, he always delivers a high-energy, crowd-pleasing performance that leaves his audience wanting more. He is a member of the Country Music Association and just recorded a new duet with country legend and Grand Ole Opry star Jack Greene, which will be released later this year.
Pretty World Records will be releasing Osmond’s first solo album this September. He co-wrote many tracks and also included the talents of several other hit songwriters such as Brett James (“Jesus, Take the Wheel” and Cowboy Casanova”), Jim Collins (“The Good Stuff” and “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven”), Jerry Foster (“Here Comes the Hurt Again”) Walt Aldridge (“I Loved Her First” and “I Sure Can Smell the Rain”) and others.
“I’ve spent two years putting this new album together and I truly feel that it represents who I am musically,” Osmond said.
Osmond recently returned from a five-month run in Hawaii where he both produced and starred in what was voted the No.1 family show in Waikiki, “Pacific Swing Hawaii,” at the iconic Royal Hawaiian.
“One of my favorite things to do is getting to meet the fans before or after the shows,” Osmond said. “I don’t care who you are, if you don’t take the time out to meet your fans, you won’t be around long in this business!”
Osmond is known for giving his fans his time and is very active in responding to their questions through his Facebook and Twitter pages. He even has a street team called “The O-Zone” whose members are actively spreading his music around the globe.
On top of his country career, Osmond has participated in the North American tour of the hit musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” He was cast in the lead role of the national tour of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown.” He has toured to over 15 countries, singing in many languages, and had three songs in the top 40 in the United Kingdom with his siblings, The Osmonds 2nd Generation. He has appeared in a number of films over the past two years and has plans to continue acting.
Osmond is also actively booked as a motivational speaker and brings with him a very inspiring message for any organization. He is actively involved with Children’s Miracle Network (a foundation started by his grandmother), Autism Speaks and Operation Smile. He believes in giving back.
“I hope to be more than just another country singer,” Osmond said. “I hope to create a legacy of solid entertainment. I hope to be a positive role model, to both young and old alike, proving that anything in life is possible, so long as you have a dream and are willing to put into action what it takes to achieve that dream. I hope to continue writing songs that are meaningful and anchor to the hearts of the listener.”
Osmond also stressed the importance of family in achieving success.
“I have been blessed with the greatest, most patient and supportive wife on earth. She is the inspiration for a lot of my songs,” he said. “I’m (also) the proud father of three little boys. If I never win a CMA Award or a Grammy, so long as my kids think I’m a cool dad, then I consider myself a true success.”
Osmond said he has major plans to tour this year and hopes to be able to meet as many of his fans as possible.
Event details and contact information
Date: June 10
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Vernon Worthen Park, 300 South 400 East, St. George
Contact: Gary Sanders, City of St. George Community Arts Administrator – 435-627-4525
Submitted by: City of St. George