Welcome to Church Street Station, presented by the legendary Rex Allen Sr. Originally airing in 1988, it was recorded live at the The Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House’ located in Orlando, Florida. Church Street Station brings you the best live performances from all your country music favourites.
In this episode we have performances by: The Osmond Brothers and Curtis Young
Curtis Young – Who Do You Know in California
Curtis Young – An American Trilogy
The Osmond Brothers – Taking Country to the City
The Osmond Brothers – Yes Ma’am
The Osmond Brothers – Where Does an Angel Go When She Cries
The Osmond Brothers – He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Church Street Station was home to some of the most prestigious performances of Country artists throughout the 80’s, gaining popularity through being shown on the Nashville Network.
Known to many as Mr. Harmony, Curtis Young sings “An American Trilogy”, a song made up of three 19th Century songs; “Dixie”, “All My Trials” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” and “Who Do You Know in California”, a #11 hit for Eddy Raven in 1981.
The Osmonds are an American family music group with a long and varied career — a career that took them from singing barbershop music as children to achieving success as teen-music idols, from producing a hit television show to continued success as solo and group performers. The Osmonds are devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and their religious values have influenced their careers.
The Osmond family was not one single act, but a group of several. The Osmond Brothers began as a barbershop quartet consisting of brothers Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay Osmond. They were later joined by younger siblings Donny and Jimmy, both of whom enjoyed success as solo artists as well; with Donny, the band became known as The Osmonds, under which the band enjoyed its greatest pop success. Their only sister Marie, who rarely sang with her brothers at that time, launched a successful career in 1973, both as a solo artist and as Donny’s duet partner. A revival of the original Osmond Brothers lineup in the 1980s achieved moderate success in country music and continues to perform to the present day (with Jimmy having since replaced the semi-retired Alan and Wayne), as do Donny and Marie. Collectively, the family has sold 102 million records worldwide.
The siblings’ older brothers George Virl Osmond, Jr. (Virl) and Tom Osmond were born deaf and did not originally perform. They made several television appearances in later years, most notably on the family Christmas specials in the 1970s. All of the Osmonds were born in Ogden, Utah except the youngest, Jimmy, who was born in Canoga Park, California.
This performance was recorded live at Church Street Station in Orlando, Florida.