He can sing, he can act, and he can dance; it’s that complete triple threat that has enabled entertainment legend Donny Osmond to have the kind of staying power he’s built up on stage after all these years.
He’s not slowing down anytime soon, either. Joining us on the phone this morning, Donny, 56, gives a little preview of his upcoming album The Soundtrack of My Life, his 60th album to date.
“Life’s pretty busy right now, but I’m excited about the 60th album,” he told Gary Bryan and Lisa Stanley. “This has been a fifty year process because I’ve chosen songs that have significantly impacted my life over fifty years.”
One of those songs on his 60th album includes “My Cherie Amour,” which was the “first 45 I ever bought” says Donny, and he even got Stevie Wonder himself to play the harmonica solo on the song.
After sending Stevie a copy of the song, Donny explains that “next thing I know I get a call from his assistant and she says ‘Stevie’s on the other line, he wants to talk to you’ and my heart stops, because here’s my hero calling me. And he said, ‘I heard the track and I gotta be part of this.’ ”
Starting July 1st, Donny will release one track every week on his new (and free) app available on iTunes and Google Play in which fans can read these kind of personal stories behind each of the songs and hear a sample of the track.
The next he’ll be releasing on the app is Michael Jackson’s “Ben,” a song he says that was originally written for him.
“I was on tour with my brothers, they had to finish the movie, and they said, ‘well Michael Jackson’s available, let’s get him to sing it’ and it became his first number one solo record,” he said. “After all these years, I finally can sing the song that was written for me.”
In addition to his 60th album set for release, Donny is also staying busy with his acclaimed Las Vegas show with sister Marie. The sibling duo just won the award for ‘Best Show in Las Vegas’ for the third consecutive year.
Listen to our complete interview with Donny Osmond in the clip below.