I love Twitter – more and more every day. Today, Nathan Osmond started following me on Twitter. I quickly returned the ‘follow’ – and he posted a link to his video, “The Tailgate Song.” It’s a good song, but I think it’s kind of ‘seasonal.’ It might have done better back in September. It may be hard to find a lot of air time for this song in February. But, that’s not saying it’s not worthy of air time – any time of the year.
I listened to all the music I could find online from Nathan. He’s got a lot of great songs in the ‘New Album Sampler’ on YouTube. I definitely found some songs I would call ‘favorites.’ And I really didn’t find anything I don’t like.
.The music comes from a man with a very impressive resume. How many young country artists can say they sang on a Bob Hope Christmas special back in the mid 80s? Or that they spend much of their childhood on the set of the Donny and Marie Show. Yep, he’s one of those Osmonds. Nathan is one of the sons of Alan Osmond, of the famous Osmond Brothers. He was singing with his brothers, in a group called The Osmonds 2nd Generation, when Bob Hope had him on is special.
Since 1986, Nathan and his brothers have traveled to 14 countries, singing in many different languages. He did commercials for the Sumitomo Bank of Japan and served as youth chairmen for the Children’s Miracle Network.
During the 90s, the group signed with Curb Records and Epic/Sony in Europe, and had three songs in the top 40 in the U.K. Some of the television s hows on his resume include MTV, Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kathy Lee, CBS This Morning, Entertainment Tonight, CNN and other major shows and networks.
Nathan has performed to sold-out stadiums and arenas in the U.S., Europe and Asia. He and his brothers won the Golden Bell Award in Taiwan and were voted Branson, Missouri’s Best Young Group of the Year, three years in a row, being inducted into Branson’s Hall of Fame.
Here is the video Nathan led me to on YouTube for “The Tailgate Song.”
There is so much talent out there these days. Every artist needs to get out there and promote themselves. Twitter and Facebook are helping them do that. Not every artist will achieve the success of Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, or Carrie Underwood. But not everyone needs that level to be successful. I hope we hear a lot more from Nathan, and I hope we start hearing him on radio stations in this area. Check out his facebook, his web site, and follow him on Twitter @NathanOsmond.