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Arts & Entertainment Veteran entertainers The Osmond Brothers coming to Franklin

The Osmond BrothersThe Osmond Brothers (Wayne, Merrill, and Jay) are a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll, and they’re coming to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, May 21. Performing all styles of music from barbershop to jazz, The Osmond Brothers will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. for an evening of magical music. Tickets are $30.

The Osmond Brothers have been performing world-wide for 50 years. They practically grew up on stage, and they’re still thrilling audiences with their special brand of entertainment. The Osmond Brothers have sold millions of albums, broken records for sell-out performances, and won numerous awards. In 2003, the Osmond Family was honored for their achievements in the entertainment industry with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As regulars on the Andy Williams Show and the Jerry Lewis Show in the ’60s, The Osmonds mastered 28 musical instruments, perfected their dance skills, and learned to handle an audience like pros. In 1970 they signed with MGM records, and, within months, their first release skyrocketed to worldwide recognition. Since embarking on their stellar recording career, The Osmonds have sold over 77 million records and have accrued more than 30 gold records.

The Osmond Brothers also found success on the live stage. They were voted “Best Musical Variety Act of 1974” in Las Vegas, NV and won the “People’s Choice Award” as America’s “Favorite Musical Group” in 1975.

In 1982, The Osmonds made a successful transition from pop to country music. Billboard Magazine honored them with the “1982 Breakthrough Award” and named them the “Number One New Singles Group of the Year.” The Country Music Association recognized them with a nomination for “Best New Group of the Year,” as well.

Ten years later, The Osmonds made the move to Branson, Missouri where they performed two shows a day, six days a week, for sell-out crowds at The Osmond Family Theater. There they were recognized for “Best Vocal Group” in 1995, 1996, and 1997 and were voted as “Best Show in Branson” in 1996 and 1997. Fifty years after they began, The Osmond Brothers are still going strong.

To purchase tickets to any performance at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts, to get more information, or to see a schedule of coming events, go to GreatMountainMusic.com or call (866)273-4615.


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