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By Deborah Carl

Are The Standards the next Osmonds?

TWIN FALLS, IDAHO -- The Standards don't mind being compared to the Osmond Brothers. "You're always going to be compared with successful groups before you establish yourself," said Morgan Williams, the founder of the group. The two family vocal groups are clean-cut members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have close family ties, but the Osmonds weren't much into a cappella.

The Standards is made up of five brothers -- Jordan, 27, a tenor, Morgan, 25, a tenor/baritone, Nathan, 21, a bass/baritone, Nick, 23, a bass, and Quinn, 19, a tenor.

They won PAX's "Destination Stardom" competition in Hawaii in 1999, and they've opened for All 4 One, Lonestar, Riverdance, Manhattan Transfer, and America. They took second place in the National Harmony Sweepstakes A Cappella Festival. The brothers started covering a cappella acts like the Nylons and All 4 One, but they are now using original compositions. "About 60 percent of the songs we do now are original music," said Morgan. "No Silent Corners," their new album, contains 5 original compositions by the group.

Quinn is planning on leaving for a mission to Brasilia, Brazil July 11, but the group plans on continuing with just the four brothers while Quinn is gone for two years. "We're proud of Quinn for his choice," the brothers said at their chat site. You can find out more about the band at .


Fraternal harmony: Twin Falls' rising Standards are a family's business
Twin Falls ID Times-News 8Apr01 A2
By Steve Crump: Times-News writer


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