Contact: Greg Dart
Snow College School Relations
EPHRAIM - Merrill Osmond, former lead singer of the music group The Osmonds, will be performing at Snow College Oct. 29. Osmond, 55, will be playing songs from his recent cover album “A Tribute to Classic Rock.”
“It’s a thrill to be able to have an artist of this caliber coming to play for us at Snow College,” said Snow College spokesman Greg Dart. “I’m sure Osmond will put on a good show.”
The fifth of nine children in his family, Osmond’s voice is credited for originally spurring the group to fame in the early 1970s. That’s not to say that pop is all he plays-he is now a solo touring artist and has released two rock-based cover albums.
Classic rock is Osmond’s favorite musical genre-and perhaps his performing forte. At Snow, he will play several old favorites like “Takin’ Care of Business,” “Born To Be Wild” and “Don’t Want to Miss a Thing”-including “Hold Her Tight,” a popular Osmonds song he created as a young man that hit high in the charts both in America and internationally.
A release by Osmond’s recording company claims that “his versatility as a solo singer is a best-kept secret.”
“He is a soulful, throaty rock and roll lead singer with a charismatic stage presence,” the release continues.
“A Tribute to Classic Rock” is his newest addition to an almost lifelong assortment of musical titles. His first solo cover album, “From My Heart to Yours,” was released in 1999.
The concert will be held in the Activity Center at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 and $10 for Snow students with their activity card.