Country musician Nathan Osmond headlines next Concert in the Park

Nathan Osmond | Photo courtesy of City of St. George

ST. GEORGE – The City of St. George’s summer Concert in the Park series continues Monday with a show by country musician Nathan Osmond.

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

Admission: Free

Contact: Gary Sanders, City of St. George Community Arts Administrator – 435-627-4525

Submitted by: City of St. George

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews

Nathan Osmond | Photo courtesy of City of St. George
Nathan Osmond | Photo courtesy of City of St. George

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  • Patriot? June 5, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    I hate hearing country musicians sing their patriotic, pro-soldier, pro-war songs when they avoided serving their country. Did any of the Osmonds serve their country in a military capacity as patriots, later to sing their patriotic military service songs?

    • Hollow Songs June 6, 2013 at 9:57 am

      FYI, just like the Romneys, none of the Osmonds served their country.

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