Merrill Osmond as lead singer for the famous Osmond family, is now an established solo artist. He has performed in almost every major venue in this country as well as the United Kingdom. Merrill has toured the world and it’s his incredible voice as the lead you hear on hits such as “One Bad Apple”, ”Crazy Horses”, “Yo-Yo”, “Down by the Lazy River”, “Love Me for a Reason” and many other countless hits. In collaboration with his brothers, Merrill has sang lead to the group’s collective 27 gold records – many of which he shared the production credits and has written the music and lyrics for five number one hit records. Collectively the Osmonds have produced 47 platinum and gold records. In the history of the rock era, no other recording artists have earned as many gold records in one year as the Osmond family. Not even the Beatles surpassed the record of the Osmond’s eleven gold award certificates in one year, a record the Osmonds still hold today.
Merrill has received two “People’s Choice Awards,” four number #1 “Billboard Hits,” and two “Grammy Award” nominations. His entertainment career has spanned over 50 years and his remarkable achievements have earned him notable recognition and honorable titles such as one of the “Ten Outstanding Men,” 1982 for the United States Jaycees.
Merrill Osmond’s powerful influence in the music and entertainment industry leaves a legacy that embraces principles that strengthens families and provides us with a deep love for God and his Country. His talent as a strong leader has moved him into other productions serving as the Executive Producer of the “Donny and Marie Show,” on ABC-TV from the years of 1976 through 1979, “The Roy Clark Special,” and “The Osmond Christmas Family Specials.” In addition he has produced over 90 teleplays and scripts for television.
Merrill’s extraordinary leadership skills have been recognized by both President Ronald Regan and President George Bush. Both Presidents have requested his expertise in producing two prominent events, “The Making of an Inauguration” for President Ronald Reagan, and on behalf of President George Bush’s Inauguration in 1989, “The Quincentennial Inaugural Ball.” One event that was special to his heart was, “Operation Family Front,” as special benefit and television program that provided for the families of servicemen in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.
Merrill’s passion to serve others comes from his devotion to God and his fellow man. His love for the lives he touches shows up in his philanthropic work as the co-founder of the Osmond Foundation, which produces the “The Children’s Miracle Network Telethon.” He has also been awarded “Honorary Chairman,” and “Medalist,” in his work for the Utah Special Olympics.
Merrill has a wide variety of talents and interest that involves healing with a series of CD’s from the “Life Program” to help with relaxation and stress management.
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