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This family's amazing journey began with The Osmond Brothers. Their remarkable rise to fame started in a small Utah town, where George and Olive Osmond raised their nine children in a house filled with music. Sons Alan, Wayne, Merrill and Jay say they remember singing during family road trips.

The four boys started singing at state fairs as the Osmond Brothers Quartet to raise money for the two oldest Osmond sons, Tom and Virl, who were born deaf and needed hearing aids.

On a family trip to Disneyland in 1961, the brothers sang along with a barbershop quartet on Main Street. That impromptu performance got them noticed by Walt Disney himself, who gave the boys their national television debut.

The family harmony then caught the attention of legendary singer Andy Williams, who put The Osmond Brothers on his show for seven years. Younger brothers Donny and Jimmy also got in on the act. Together, they could do it all. They sang, danced, ice skated and even had their own cartoon!

In the 1970s, Osmond mania packed concerts with thousands of screaming girls hoping to catch a glimpse of their favorite brother. More than 77 million records later, what started out as a family singing in the back of a car is now a 50-year musical legacy.

Watch Watch the Osmond Brothers perform "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother."

Now, The Osmond Brothers are back and singing their biggest hits for Oprah!
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