Album: Music Is Medicine
Label: All Of Me Records
Release date: Jan. 22, 2016
Marie Osmond will unveil her first solo album in five years and just her second in more than 25 years this coming January with the release of Music Is Medicine.
"I'm a woman who kind of just follows her intuition, and it was like, 'You need to record an album. You need to talk about life, about second chances and finding love again and the spiral that things can go through,'" says Osmond. "And I'm like, 'I'm old!' You know, they don't play women on the radio who are over 30. And it's like, 'Why record this album? Don't do this.' And everything within me logically says, 'What? Why am I doing this?' And everything in my heart and soul says 'People need to know that it ain't over. It's just not over until the fat lady sings – and I have Nutrisystem. So I'm singing."
Osmond describes the disc as "more contemporary. I'm a little bit country, a little bit rock 'n' roll, what can I say," she says.
Another song from the album features a duet with Marty Roe, lead singer of the country group Diamond Rio, on a song that addresses second chances in finding love, something Osmond says she knows about.
"It says, 'I'd love to be your last.' And it's just, oh my gosh, it's just a beautiful song," she says. "The songs are beautiful, and I think they'll touch hearts."
In 1973, Osmond had her first taste of solo success with her rendition of "Paper Roses," which climbed to the top of the country music charts and broke into the top five on the pop charts. The subsequent album bearing the single's title also did well with country music fans. She would go onto chart country singles well through the 1980's.