“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
One of the ways we can let our light shine before men is to perform uplifting music. Here are bios about some LDS musicians:
4 Well-known LDS musicians
1) Jon Schmidt- Jon started writing songs when he was 11. He majored in English at BYU. His parents are German immigrants. Jon is very funny and outgoing- sometimes doing back flips or playing the piano upside down at concerts. He has five children. His personal website JonSchmidt.com gets about 3,500 visitors a day. His new Youtube channel, thepianoguys has over half a million subscribers.
2) David Archuleta- David finished in 2nd place in the 2007 season of American Idol. He’s sold over 1 million albums and over 3 million music tracks in the United States. David is one of five siblings. His mother is a salsa singer/dancer and his father is a jazz musician. He was born in Miami Florida. Right now David is serving a two-year proselyting mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Chile. His personal website, DavidArchuleta.com gets about 7,500 visits/day.
3) The 5 Browns- The five browns were grew up in Utah and were homeschooled. They were the first five siblings to attend the Julliard school of music. Their personal website, The5Browns.com gets about 300 visitors/day.
4) The Osmonds- Four Osmond brothers began singing barbershop music in Ogden, Utah to help raise money for their brother’s mission. Their career took off in the early 1970s. There are 9 siblings in the Osmond family- two of whom are Deaf. The Osmonds have sold over 102 million records worldwide. Their personal website, Osmond.com receives about 4,150 visitors/day.
“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”
Personal Notes: I had the opportunity to interview Jon Schmidt before my mission. He was so nice and funny. I was impressed at his sincere desire to do what God would have him do. He seemed to care about me as a person.