SHeDAISY (pron-en ??'de?zi) is an American country music group founded in the late 1980s by sisters Kristyn Robyn Osborn (born August 24, 1970), Kelsi Marie Osborn (b. November 21, 1974), and Kassidy Lorraine Osborn (b. October 30, 1976) from West Valley City, Utah. The group's name is derived from a Navajo term meaning "my little sister".
The trio began their careers as The Osborn Sisters, were signed to the Nashville division of RCA Records and recorded an album which was never released. By 1999 the sisters renamed the group SHeDAISY and signed to Lyric Street Records. Their first album, The Whole SHeBANG, was issued that year and was certified platinum in the United States. A Christmas album entitled Brand New Year was released in 2000, Knock on the Sky was issued in 2002, the gold-certified Sweet Right Here was released in 2004, ''Fortuneteller's Melody in 2006, and The Best of SHeDAISY (a compilation) in 2008.
SHeDAISY has charted fifteen times on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Their hits include "Little Good-Byes," "This Woman Needs", "I Will� But", "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing", and two Christmas singles.
HistoryThe Osborn sisters began singing at early ages, performing for relatives in their hometown, Magna, Utah. They sold tickets to neighborhood shows and performed at local retirement homes and performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Utah Jazz home games. After moving to Nashville, Tennessee, they worked similar shifts at different department stores and shared a car, which they collectively owned
. Kassidy is the lead vocalist of the group, Kelsi sings high harmony and Kristyn low harmony.Citation needed
Kristyn is the group's songwriter, she wrote or co-wrote every song on SHeDAISY's studio albums apart from "God Bless The American Housewife." Early in heir career, SHeDAISY worked with Jason Deere, a Mormon songwriter in Nashville and a native of Oklahoma. He produced the band while it was signed to Lyric Street.
1989ndash1998The three sisters first performed as The Osborn Sisters. In 1989, they were signed to RCA Records and recorded an album that was never released. Kristyn stated that the record's scrapping was a blessing in disguise:
"I learned how we had been taken advantage of. We recorded a project for RCA that never got released. That album was missing something and it taught me a lesson. We did what we were told. We didn't stand up for ourselves because we were so young. We were told to do a song and we did it. There were only three of our songs on there." They spent over five years working in department stores and playing night clubs. Kristyn attended classes at a local university to learn about the music business. Later on, the sisters began performing under the name SHeDAISY, derived from a Navajo term meaning "my (little) sister".
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1999ndash2001: The Whole SHeBANGSHeDAISY signed to Lyric Street Records in 1999. Their debut album, The Whole SHeBANG, was released that year and was produced by Dann Huff. Its first three singles � 1999's "Little Good-Byes" reached number 3 and "This Woman Needs" reached number 9 and "I Will� But", released in 2000, reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. The album's fourth single, "Lucky 4 You (Tonight I'm Just Me)" did not reach the Top Ten, while 2001's "Still Holding Out for You" peaked at number 27. The Whole SHeBANG was certified platinum in the United States for sales of one million copies. The album spent 99 weeks on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
The band's debut album was remixed and re-released, entitled The Whole SHeBANG: All Mixed Up, released in late 2001 and debuted at number 30 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart.
SHeDAISY appeared on the Disney Channel television program So Weird in 1999 and the ABC Network program The Drew Carey Show in 2001.
A CMT special featuring SHeDAISY performing many of the songs from The Whole SHeBANG in concert was broadcast on February 9, 2000.
They released a Christmas album titled Brand New Year in September 2000. This album's renditions of "Jingle Bells" and "Deck the Halls" entered the country music charts. In addition, SHeDAISY hosted a Christmas special titled A SHeVERY Merry Christmas, on The Nashville Network, now known as Spike TV).
2002ndash2003: Knock on the SkyKnock on the Sky was the title of SHeDAISY's second album, issued in 2002. Although the album debuted at number 3 on Billboard's country album chart, its singles did not fare as well as their debut album. Only two singles were issued from the album: "Get Over Yourself" and "Mine All Mine", which peaked at numbers 27 and 28 on the country singles charts, respectively. The latter song was featured on the soundtrack of the 2002 film Sweet Home Alabama and the video including clips from the movie. The album quickly declined in the sales charts. Despite the low sales numbers, SHeDAISY considered Knock on the Sky as their best and most artistic album.
On January 2, 2003, SHeDAISY sang "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "I Will... But" at the half-time show of the Orange Bowl.
2004ndash2005: Sweet Right HereSHeDAISY returned to the country music charts in 2004 with the single "Passenger Seat", the precursor to their third studio album Sweet Right Here. "Passenger Seat" reached number 12 on the Billboard country charts and the Top 10 on the Radio & Records country singles charts. Sweet Right Here was released on June 8, 2004, debuting at number 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums charts. The album achieved a gold certification from the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 copies.
The album's second single, "Come Home Soon", was released in late 2004. A first-person ballad about a woman wishing for her husband to come back home from fighting war overseas, "Come Home Soon" also inspired sales of special "Come Home Soon" bracelets, the proceeds of which went to the American Red Cross. "Don't Worry 'Bout a Thing", the third single from Sweet Right Here, became SHeDAISY's first Top Ten hit in five years, peaking at number 7.
Country music artist LeAnn Rimes recorded a song co-written by Kristyn Osborn, titled "I Dare You", for her 2005 album This Woman. SHeDAISY included their version of the song on Sweet Right Here.
2006ndash2007: ''Fortuneteller's Melody''Fortuneteller's Melody'' was SHeDAISY's fourth studio album, and sixth in total. Kristyn co-wrote songs with Sheryl Crow and the album's producer John Shanks. Released in 2006, it produced two minor hit singles on the country music charts: "I'm Taking the Wheel" and "In Terms of Love"; the latter was co-written by Don Schlitz. After a debut at number 6 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart, the album left the charts by the end of 2006.
SHeDAISY contributed the song "God Bless the American Housewife" to a special compilation entitled Music from and Inspired by Desperate Housewives. The song was never released as a single in the U.S., but was a Top 20 hit in Canada with the alternate title, "God Bless The Canadian Housewife". A music video was made for it. The song was included on ''Fortuneteller's Melody.
In 2007, Canadian singer/songwriter Jann Arden co-wrote and recorded a song with Kristyn entitled 'Counterfeit Heart' for her album, Uncover Me. Kristyn also lends background vocals to two tracks on Uncover Me.
Also in 2007, the trio recorded a cover version of Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About" for the soundtrack of the film The Guardian. Country music singer Carmen Rasmusen recorded a song written by Kristyn entitled 'Stranded' for her debut album, ''Nothin' Like the Summer.
2008ndashpresent: The Best of SHeDAISY and A Story to TellSHeDAISY released their first greatest hits compilation, The Best of SHeDAISY, on February 5, 2008, which included the greatest hits from their first four studio albums, excluding the Christmas album.
In mid-2008, SHeDAISY and their song "23 Days", were featured in a television advertising campaign for the Sleep Number bed created by Select Comfort. The commercial was first broadcast on the night of March 20, 2008.
In July 2008, SHeDAISY was featured on the Walt Disney Records compilation, Country Sings Disney singing "Baby Mine", a cover version of the song first featured in the Walt Disney movie Dumbo.
SHeDAISY has recorded a fifth studio album, A Story to Tell, which was produced by Jann Arden. Previews of two new songs, "A 2 Me" and "Mr. McLennen", are available on their official website. The title of the album is derived from lyrics in "Mr. McLennen".
On March 9, 2010, it was announced that SHeDAISY had left Lyric Street Records. It is unknown whether A Story To Tell, which had not been released, will be released independently or by another label.
Family and personal lives The sisters are from a family of six children; four sisters and two brothers. Their other siblings are Clayton, Cade, and Karli. In 2006, when Kelsi was pregnant, the youngest Osborn sister Karli took her place for the Fortunteller's Melody summer tour;
In July 2006, Kelsi, with her husband Steve Simpson, gave birth to twin girls, Savannah Marie and Adyson Amilia.
All three of the sisters are members of the Latter Day Saint movement.
Kassidy was previously involved in a two-year romance with Rascal Flatts guitarist and label-mate Joe Don Rooney. The couple parted in 2003. She married Derek Williamson on May 28, 2009.
Kristyn was married to Joel Stevenett for four years until their divorce in 2002. Some of the songs from the album Knock on the Sky are about her divorce. Kristen had a relationship with actor Aaron Eckhart during 2006 and 2007. Eckhart appears in the SHeDAISY video for 'I'm Taking The Wheel'.
- 1999: CMT Video Awards: Rising Star- Won
- 1999: Billboard Music Video Awards: Best New Artist Clip for "Little Good-Byes"- Won
- 1999: Grammy Awards: Country Vocal Group for "Little Good-Byes"- Nominated
- 2000: Academy of Country Music Association: Top New Duo or Group - Nominated
- 2000: Country Music Association: Horizon Award- Nominated
- 2004: American Music Awards: Best Country Duo or Group- Nominated
- 1999: The Whole SHeBANG
- 2000: Brand New Year
- 2001: The Whole SHeBANG: All Mixed Up
- 2002: Knock on the Sky
- 2004: Sweet Right Here
- 2006: ''Fortuneteller's Melody
- 2008: The Best of SHeDAISY
- 2010: A Story to Tell
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