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
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.