by Lu Ann Staheli
Nathan Osmond is an accomplished singer, songwriter, producer and motivational speaker, and on July 19 at 6:30 p.m. he will perform as part of Fiesta Days at the Sunday Night Music in the Park.
“I’m excited to be coming to Spanish Fork. My mother was raised here, and my wife and I had our first home here,” Nathan said. “It’s good to return to my roots.”
Nathan is proud to perform songs from his first solo album, “Feels Like Heaven,” which features tracks produced by Dean Sams of the hit group Lonestar, and others from Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer, Gary Baker.
“As I spent several years performing at the Osmond Family Theater in Branson, I learned how much I loved country music,” Nathan said. “Then after I got married, started having children, had a mortgage and drove a mini-van, it hit me — I was living country music!”
Nathan has been performing almost since the moment he was born. The second son of Alan Osmond, oldest of the performing Osmond Brothers, Nathan appeared on stage and television as a babe in arms.
“Some of my earliest memories are time spent on the set of ‘Donny and Marie’ and ‘The Osmond Family’ shows,” he said.
He began his own singing career with his brothers when he was only six. He and Michael, Douglas and David, were discovered by the late Bob Hope and given their first national television appearance as a group in 1986 on Hope’s Christmas show, singing a barbershop novelty number.
Since then, Nathan and his brothers have traveled to over 14 countries to perform. The Osmonds: Second Generation, signed with Curb Records in the U.S. and Epic/Sony in Europe, had three songs in the Top 40 in the U.K., and played to sold-out stadiums and arenas in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In their roles as Youth Chairmen for the Children’s Miracle Network, the group visited hospitals across the country, while continuing to record, perform on tour and make appearances on “Good Morning America,” “Live with Regis and Kathy Lee,” and “CBS This Morning,” as well as other major network shows.
In addition to his musical talents, Nathan has traveled internationally as a motivational speaker, sharing the stage with such names as Tony Robbins, Donald Trump, Brian Tracy, Lou Dobbs, David Bach, T. Harv Ecker, George Foreman, Steve Young and Sarah Ferguson. He was in the recent film “Gordon B. Hinckley: Giant Among Men,” playing President Hinckley’s missionary companion. Nathan’s song, “Sweet” will be featured on CMT this year.
In 2002, Nathan married his sweetheart, Sarah, and they have three sons, Zachary, Corbin and Samuel.
Nathan’s CD will be available for purchase at his Fiesta Days performance, and he will sign autographs.
“I’d love to meet everyone,” he said. “Join me for a relaxing evening filled with music and a little inspiration. I’m fluent in Spanish, so come ready to have a ‘fiesta.’”
For more information about Nathan Osmond or to hear samples of his CD, visit his website at www.NathanOsmond.com.