Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jimmy Osmond welcomes Rockapella to Andy Williams PAC

I'm really excited about Rockapella performing at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri June 13 - July 16. These guys are amazing and if you haven't seen them perform before, you really aren't going to want to miss them! If you have seen their show, I know you'll join me in wanting to see them again. I don't know how all of that music comes out of them!

Branson, Missouri is such a fun, family-friendly place to visit with so much going on. The timing is great with Rockapella being at my theater while most kids are on summer vacation...so visit us at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center and take in a few shows. Families will also enjoy seeing my friend, Illusionist Rick Thomas!

Who has seen Rockapella perform before? Or Rick Thomas? Let me know here what you think! I love reading your comments. : )
- Jimmy Osmond


Monday, May 30, 2016

Jimmy Osmond announces son Zachary's Mission Call

My wife, Michelle, and I are so thrilled that our son, Zachary, has been called to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ for 24 months in Japan!

Jimmy Osmond with Zachary Osmond



Sunday, May 29, 2016

Jimmy Osmond loves the comments!

Thank you so much for the nice comments I've been reading about my new CD, "Jimmy Osmond Moon River & Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams." It makes me feel great to see that people are enjoying the CD!

I hope those in the U.S. are having a nice Memorial Day Weekend as we remember those who have served, and are serving, our country. - Jimmy Osmond

Friday, May 27, 2016

New CD Jimmy Osmond Moon River & Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams is here!

No more pre-ordering necessary - my new CD, "Jimmy Osmond Moon River & Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams" is available now! I'm excited to hear what people think of it. I hope you enjoy it - this CD is very special to me. : )

Here is an audio clip of an interview I did with Entertainment News called, "Jimmy Osmond says he's really proud of his new album and tribute show to Andy Williams"...LISTEN TO AUDIO

Here are links to order the CD...
iTunes
Apple Music
Spotify
Deezer
Google Play
Tidal

Thank you for sharing in my excitement about this new CD! - Jimmy Osmond


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Jimmy Osmond welcomes Big Daddy Weave to Andy Williams PAC

A popular series we offer at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri, is our Celebrity Weekends, and I think our line-up this year is great. I'm excited to have contemporary Christian band, Big Daddy Weave, make my theater a stop on their Beautiful Offerings Tour September 18 with Plumb and We Are Messengers. You don't want to miss this!

Big Daddy Weave is nominated for two K-LOVE fan awards, so I hope you'll join me in giving them your vote...and join me at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center to see them September 18! 
- Jimmy Osmond

There's still time to vote for the 2016 KLOVE Fan Awards!
Big Daddy Weave has been nominated for both 
Group/Duo Of The Year and Best Lyrics for "My Story." 
Voting is open until May 31st and with every vote,
you are instantly entered to win a trip to the grand opening of
The Museum Of The Bible. Be sure to vote now!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

From Jimmy Osmond photo archives

I just found this pic of Andy Williams with me (Jimmy Osmond) and my brothers (Donny, Merrill, Alan, Wayne and Jay Osmond). : )



Tuesday, May 24, 2016

A big day for the Jimmy Osmond family!

Congratulations to Zachary James Osmond - Class of 2016 Graduate - we are so proud of you!

Michelle, Zak and Jimmy Osmond

Monday, May 23, 2016

Jimmy Osmond - Announcing New Performance Dates

I mentioned a few days ago that I would post here about some new dates, so here is the latest...

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - Moon River & Me will be at the Savannah Center, The Villages, Florida - two shows 5:00 and 8:00 PM. The show will include me, Jimmy Osmond, Charlie Green (if you've seen the show at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri, you know what an amazing talent Charlie is), and my brother (and everyone's favorite drummer), Jay Osmond will be joining me for some Osmond songs. The Savannah Center has resident and non-resident tickets available. My brothers and I have performed at the Savannah Center in The Villages before, and we had a great time, so this should be fun!

Saturday, July 9, 2016 - The Osmond Brothers - Foellinger Theatre, Fort Wayne, Indiana - 8:00 PM. This show will include Merrill Osmond, Jay Osmond, and myself (Jimmy Osmond). Contact the Foellinger Theatre for tickets.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016 - Moon River & Me will be at the Brown County Playhouse in Nashville, Indiana...that's Indiana, not Tennessee. ;-) Again, this show will include me, Jimmy Osmond, Charlie Green, and my brother, Jay Osmond. I'm so excited about these road dates for this tribute to Andy Williams! Contact the Brown County Playhouse for tickets.

Friday, August 12, 2016 - Moon River & Me will be at the Spencer Theatre in Alto, New Mexico - 8:00 PM. The show includes me - Jimmy Osmond, my buddy Charlie Green, and my bro Jay Osmond. I hope you'll come on out and see us! Ticket details for the Spencer Theatre.

After these summer shows, we head out for our 2nd Annual Osmond Fan Appreciation Cruise, and then across the pond for our shows in the United Kingdom. For all current performance dates, please visit osmond.com.

I hope you can make it for one of these shows - we'd love to be a part of your summer fun! - Jimmy Osmond

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Jimmy Osmond's "Kid Updates"

Our oldest child, Sophia, took over my blog yesterday - that was fun. We took some pictures today and I thought I'd share this one of Sophia and me with the vinyl of my new album, "Jimmy Osmond - Moon River & Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams." I'm really excited about the vinyl version, since I haven't released a vinyl record in years! Isn't it amazing how so many things seem to eventually make a come-back?!

Jimmy Osmond - Moon River & Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams

Our next child, Zachary, graduates this Tuesday and we are all so excited for him!

Congratulations Zak!

Our third child, Wyatt, has this cartoon in his room, and I thought it might be fun to share it here since several of you have asked if I still draw. I love this cartoon. Wyatt came across this one when he was going through some of my art projects from the past. I used to airbrush when it was popular way back in the 1980s, and when Wyatt found it, it was an unfinished airbrush project. He liked it, which made me feel good, so I completed the drawing and it ended up being a combination of techniques. 

Art by Jimmy Osmond

And here is our youngest, Bella, with me and our dog, Mochi...





Friday, May 20, 2016

Sophia Osmond takes over Jimmy Osmond’s Blog today…

Hi everyone!

I’ve been hearing about the excitement for my dad’s new CD, “Moon River & Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams,” so I thought I’d take over “Jimmy Osmond’s Blog” today and give you a little background on the song I recorded with my dad for the CD. There is also a new video we put together on the PledgeMusic website, so I hope you get a chance to take a look. PledgeMusic has some great package options in addition to ordering the new CD.

It was fun to record with my dad again! We have worked on projects together, but have never published them. “Somethin’ Stupid” has become a special song for my dad and me, because we recorded it as a father-daughter duo just like Frank Sinatra and his daughter Nancy in 1967. My dad always includes family in everything and this meant a lot to me to be a part of.

My dad recorded his lead vocals for the song ahead of time so he could come to the studio with me for my harmony. My dad always makes me laugh, as well as helps me focus when I’m recording, so it’s not hard to be myself. I feel like I need him in there with me, because he knows me so well and knows perfectly how to help me.

My family and I grew up living next door to Andy Williams in Branson, Missouri. I remember when I was younger, seeing Andy go on evening walks with his family around our neighborhood. I would see him every couple of weeks in the summer when I was playing outside in our yard. He would always wave to me and say, “Tell your family hi!” He was one of those people you’d get excited to see, because they make you feel important. I am grateful I was able to take part in paying tribute to Andy Williams on my dad’s new CD, “Moon River & Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams by Jimmy Osmond.” I hope you enjoy it!

- Sophia Osmond

View Sophia Osmond's video message on PledgeMusic.com

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Thanks from Jimmy Osmond

I wanted to thank those of you who have expressed your enthusiasm about my new CD - Moon River & Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams. As I've mentioned before, with this year I enter my 50th anniversary in entertainment, and it felt so right for me to have this tribute to Andy be a part of my 50th anniversary. It has also been really great to hear the nice comments from those who have been to a Moon River & Me show, and I'm really excited to be taking it on the road in addition to the dates we perform at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri.

So, thank you for being so supportive of this project that is very special to me. Remember, if you order through PledgeMusic, there are several different options that include signed photos, the CD, vinyl, and even a limited quantity of the autobiography (autographed by Andy) "Andy Williams, Moon River & Me." - Jimmy Osmond


Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Another response to "Ask Jimmy Osmond"

Here is another question that was posted to "Ask Jimmy Osmond" -

Will your daughter Sophia be singing in the U.K. Christmas tour again?

Yes, that is the plan for my daughter, Sophia, to be a part of the U.K. Christmas shows, but it will depend on her college schedule. I always love having family join us on tour whenever and however they can. 

The Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza starts out at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri November 1 - December 9. Then, December 10-11-12 we take it on the road with the Lennons for three U.S. performances. 

Immediately following those dates, we hop on a plane and take the Andy Williams Christmas Spectacular to the United Kingdom December 14-30. 

All of the details for the Andy Williams Christmas Extravaganza tour dates are on osmond.com. We look forward to this "most wonderful time of the year." - Jimmy Osmond


Monday, May 16, 2016

Jimmy Osmond News Updates

So, after what seems like forever, I am happy to be back home in Utah with my family! I sure have missed Michelle and the kids.

I wanted to let everyone know to keep an eye on the osmond.com performance dates page, because we have a few summer dates that will be added for the Moon River and Me show, as well as Osmond Brothers shows. I'll try to give you an update here in the next few days as well.

Back in Branson, Missouri at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center, my friends Illusionist Rick Thomas and The Lettermen will be holding down the fort with their shows the rest of May and in June. The amazing Rockapella group will be on board June 13 - July 16.

Rounding out the summer lineup I am excited to have Terry Fator back for two dates - August 6 and 7 with a new show and new characters. So, if you want to enjoy some great family entertainment this summer, be sure to visit the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center!

Terry Fator - Andy Williams Performing Arts Center, Branson, Missouri
August 6 & 7 - 800-MOON-094

Lastly, before I left Branson to head back home, I had a great day spending time with my friend, Pastor Bakker touring his studio and we took this cool picture together...



Sunday, May 15, 2016

Jimmy Osmond meets Mark Lowry

It was a great honor to meet the man who wrote the song that changed my life. "Mary Did You Know?" is a song that I've sung in concert for years, and some of you know I use this footage from the documentary I produced for the BBC called, "The Story of Jesus" on the screen behind me when I sing it. Mark and I met each other at Dino's show in Branson, Missouri and became quick friends. I think "Mary Did You Know?" is truly an inspired song, so thank you Mark Lowry, I am honored to be able to perform this beautiful song.
- Jimmy Osmond

Jimmy Osmond with Mark Lowry - writer of "Mary Did You Know?"

"Mary Did You Know?" sung by Jimmy Osmond
Footage from "The Story of Jesus" produced by Jimmy Osmond



Saturday, May 14, 2016

Jimmy Osmond welcomes Ray Stevens to Andy Williams PAC

It was a great night at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri, with a packed crowd full of great music and a lot of laughs. Of course, it made it extra special to have Don Williams (brother of Andy Williams) with us tonight.

Ray Stevens, they don't make them like you anymore - thanks for playing my theater!
- Jimmy Osmond

Don Williams, Jimmy Osmond, Ray Stevens
Andy Williams Performing Arts Center, Branson, Missouri
Saturday, May 14, 2016

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Jimmy Osmond Update from Andy Williams PAC

Well, we performed our final show for this run of Moon River and Me at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri tonight. Charlie Green did some live-streaming backstage before the show on his Facebook page and I hear it was a lot of fun. I understand you can still watch it on his Facebook page, so take a look if you get a chance. It has been great working with Charlie Green and Chipper Lowell in the show again this season, and to have my brother, Jay Osmond, in the show too. We look forward to continue performing the legendary music of Andy Williams as we take Moon River and Me on the road!

My friends, The Lettermen, are back for another run at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center with their opening tomorrow, Friday, May 13, 8:00 PM Central. I'm so glad to have them back. They are my brothers from another mother. :-) They will be performing dates in May and June, and then will be back in September, October and November. It is always nice to have them at the theater, and I hope you get here to see their fantastic show.

Speaking of brothers from another mother...you've got to love the creativity of Chipper Lowell :-)


And this was exciting - my new CD, "Jimmy Osmond - Moon River and Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams," just arrived at the theater! Charlie Green brought it out to me on stage tonight. I hope you enjoy the CD - let me know here what you think of it!


New CD - Jimmy Osmond - Moon River and Me: A Tribute to Andy Williams
also available through PledgeMusic, Amazon and iTunes.


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Jimmy Osmond - Thanks for a great run at Andy Williams PAC with Moon River & Me!

I wanted to share a fun video of this recent interview of myself, Jimmy Osmond, along with Jay Osmond, Chipper Lowell and Charlie Green, as we talk about the tribute show to Andy Williams, Moon River and Me. Our last performance at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri is tomorrow night - May 12.

I wanted to thank all of our friends who came to see the show and for giving us a great start as we begin touring with the show. - Jimmy Osmond


800-MOON-094

Jimmy Osmond News Updates

Last night's Moon River and Me show at Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri, was very special for me. Andy's wife, Debbie, and his brother, Dick, along with our good friends the Lennons, were all in the audience. It really made me happy to have them all there and that they were pleased with the show. I have enjoyed this run of Moon River and Me and can't believe tomorrow night is our last performance before we take it on the road! I hope if you are in the Branson area tomorrow, that you'll come and see us (box office 800-MOON-094).

May 10, 2016 - Moon River and Me - Andy Williams Performing Arts Center
L-R: Jay Osmond, Dick Williams, Debbie Williams, Jimmy Osmond

Next up at Andy Williams Performing Arts Center is my buddy, Ray Stevens, this Saturday, May 14. Etta May, from Southern Fried Chicks (who also performs at the theater September 17), will be opening the show for Ray Saturday. Ray Stevens is such an icon in the entertainment world, I can't wait for him to be back at the theater! - Jimmy Osmond



Monday, May 9, 2016

Another answer to "Ask Jimmy Osmond"

I wanted to thank everyone who has been visiting "Jimmy Osmond's Blog." I appreciate your kind words and the fun questions!

The next question from "Ask Jimmy Osmond" that I'm answering is:
Are there any plans to make a DVD of the Moon River and Me show?
Not at this time, but I would like to do that. I have talked to a few broadcasters that are interested, but there is nothing firm yet. Thanks for the question!

Only two more performances of "Moon River and Me - Hosted by Jimmy Osmond" with my talented friends Charlie Green and Chipper Lowell, and guest appearances by my brother, Jay Osmond, remain for this run at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri. I have been having so much fun with the show, and I love saying hi to people after the shows and hearing your comments. Thank you!


The Andy Williams Performing Arts Center

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Happy Mother's Day from Jimmy Osmond!

I wanted to wish all of the mothers out there a very Happy Mother's Day! Some of you may remember me recording the song, "Mother of Mine" when I was just a little boy and then again as an adult. I've put together a tribute to my sweet mother, Olive Osmond, and thought I would share it with you here. With that tribute I also wish a Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful wife, Michelle.


Happy Mother's Day!
- Jimmy Osmond

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Jimmy Osmond and Branson Tourism Center

Our friends at the Branson Tourism Center have written a review for "Moon River and Me Hosted by Jimmy Osmond." I really appreciate the great review and kind words! It makes me feel good to know that people are enjoying the show, because I am really enjoying performing in it. :-)

The Branson Blog by Branson Tourism Center
"Moon River and Me" is no Charade, it's sensational Branson entertainment

We have four more performance dates at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri. I hope you can come and see the show, and I would love to say hello.
- Jimmy Osmond


800-MOON-094




Friday, May 6, 2016

An answer to "Ask Jimmy Osmond"

One of the questions recently submitted to "Ask Jimmy Osmond" was...
If you could start your career over from scratch, would you make any changes?

Yes, I would have believed in myself a little bit more and I would have stuck with what I love to do the most, which is making music. But, all that being said, I wouldn't have changed any of the experiences I've had. The good times and the bad are what make this time of my life so fulfilling and rewarding. I'm truly doing what I love right now, regardless of the size of the crowd. Every night after I finish my shows, it feels so amazing.

Having owned theaters (the Osmond Family Theater and now, the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri), I have a unique perspective of what all the jobs are - not just being in the spotlight. When I'm on stage, I'm thinking about all that goes into making the show happen and all the other people that it takes to make a show look and sound good.

So, even though I've ended up doing more than making music, I'm happy and grateful for all of my experiences in my entertainment career. - Jimmy Osmond


Branson, Missouri

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jimmy Osmond Welcomes Ray Stevens to the Andy Williams PAC

I'm super excited that Ray Stevens will be performing at the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri, Saturday, May 14! I've had the privilege of knowing Ray Stevens my whole life, and it's amazing that after all these years, he's playing at my place. This could be one of the last times to see him perform in Branson - you've got to come and see him!

Performing with Ray Stevens will be comic, Etta May - who will be back with Southern Fried Chicks September 17 - which will be another fun show.

I've dug up some old footage of me working with Ray Stevens in a piece we called, "Long Tall Texan." My mother, Olive Osmond, plays the saxophone, and Danny Thomas and Andy Williams are also in it. What a fun memory!




Call 800-MOON-094 or order tickets online

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Jimmy Osmond's mom was everyone's mom

Today, May 4, is the birthday of the most amazing woman ever - my mother, Olive Osmond. Affectionately known worldwide as "Mother Osmond," my siblings and I grew up sharing our mother with Osmond fans everywhere. Our fans loved her, and she always took time to listen to their stories.

Olive Osmond passed on Mother's Day in 2004, but people everywhere still honor and celebrate her memory. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful mother. - Jimmy Osmond





Jimmy Osmond remembers Ret Turner

I am saddened by the death of Ret Turner, a dear friend to the Osmond family. Often working with Bob Mackie, Emmy Award winner Ret Turner dressed everyone in Hollywood - Andy Williams, Frank Sinatra, Cher, Diana Ross, Dolly Parton, and so many others...including the Osmonds. I knew him as Uncle Ret and feel the passing of this dear and talented man is the end of an era.

During the Donny and Marie Show years, Ret dressed me up as everything from a deep sea diver, to a bear, a reindeer, a lion, a shark, and sometimes I even got to wear a tux. :-)

I love you and miss you already Uncle Ret...see you on the other side. - Jimmy Osmond

Ret Turner with my sister, Marie Osmond, in the wedding dress he designed for her




Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Moon River & Me Starring Jimmy Osmond

So we've performed four of our 10 dates of "Moon River and Me Starring Jimmy Osmond" and it has really been a lot of fun. I hope if you are anywhere near the Andy Williams Performing Arts Center in Branson, Missouri, that you'll come by and see us!

Our friends, the Hootens, took these photos from our opening night last Thursday, and I thought it would be fun to share them with you here...


Jimmy Osmond - Singing with mentor and friend, Andy Williams


Charlie Green - It is easy to see why Simon Cowell called him a star


Chipper Lowell - Two-time Comedy Magician of the Year is hilarious


Jay Osmond - Makes a guest appearance in the show
showing off his drumming talents and duets with Jimmy Osmond 
on a few Osmond hits

Call 800-MOON-094 for tickets, or order online.



Monday, May 2, 2016

Jimmy Osmond Caricatures

One of the questions asked recently on the "Ask Jimmy Osmond" post was about my caricatures. I've loved drawing for as long as I can remember and still draw to this day.

One representation of my caricatures is in a book/cassette tape (yes, this was released awhile ago!) called "If Santa Were My Daddy." The song was originally recorded in the 1970s and the children's book was illustrated by me. There are actually some of these still around - check out the osmond.com store.

I also used Jimmy Osmond caricatures to create Hummy Bear and a line of pins - both of which are available through the osmond.com store.

Most recently, my character design was used for my children's book, published by Regnery Kids, called, "Jimmy Osmond's Awesome Possum Family Band."

You never know where one of my drawings will pop up. In 2008, my brother, Jay Osmond, released a CD single of "Little Drummer Boy," and I drew a caricature of him as the little drummer boy which was used as part of the CD art.