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(from left) Kristyn, Kelsi, and Kassidy Osborn of SHeDAISY

SHeDAISY is an American country music group founded in the late 1990's by sisters Kristyn Robyn Osborn (b. August 24, 1970)(the blonde one), Kelsi Marie Osborn (b. November 21, 1974)(the fiery redhead), and Kassidy Lorraine Osborn (b. October 30, 1976)(with dark brown hair). They are natives of Magna, Utah, near Salt Lake City. The Osborn sisters are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, sometimes casually called the Mormon Church. They are from a family of six children. They have one other sister whose name is Karli, and two brothers named Cade and Clayton. They are kind of like the "Osmond’s" on steroids. Kelsi has twin daughters.

The group began as The Osborn Sisters, but the group had changed its name by the time its first hits were released. The group's name is derived from a Navajo slang word meaning "my (little) sister". [1]

SHeDAISY has charted a total of fourteen singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts and has released more than five successful albums as of 2008. They have won or been nominated for a number of awards for their music. They are songwriters as well as performers.

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The Osborn sisters began singing at an early age, performing for relatives in their hometown of Magna, Utah. They sold tickets to neighborhood shows and sang to the residents of local retirement homes. Eventually, they performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Utah Jazz home games. They later moved to Nashville, Tennessee, working side jobs as they promoted their musical career.

A little known fact about SHeDAISY is that Kristyn has written or co-written all of the music the girls have ever recorded, save for 2 or 3 tracks that were recorded for various other projects. They don't comb through 5,000 songs to find the "cuts" that somebody else may think are "hits.” They have made their own brand of country music, without apology, whether it fits into a single genre or not. They are creators, performers, thinkers, writers and innovators. The "girls", as they are affectionately referred to by their family, friends, and the folks at their record label, Lyric Street Records, are back with their first new album of original music in nearly 4 years, entitled, A Story To Tell.

SHeDAISY makes no bones about straddling traditional country music and a contemporary pop styling and they have often faced fierce criticism for doing so. SHeDAISY would be the first person, well, women to tell you, that they didn't move to Nashville to fit in. They came to carve out their own unique sound and style and to push the edges of what country was and could be. They didn't want to arrive on the scene and do what everybody else was doing. They wanted to find out who they were and what they were. They wanted to uncover their own beautiful noise.

More at MormonMusic.org.

References

  1. Wikipedia:SHeDAISY

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