Several famous vocalists and frontmen are members of the Mormon faith. Some of these Mormon musicians were raised in the church and others are still active in the Mormon religion today. A few famous Mormon singers even went on multi-year missions for the church.
Who is the most famous Mormon singer? Gladys Knight tops our list. She reportedly joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the late 1990s. "There Is a Green Hill Far Away" is her favorite hymn. Marie Osmond is a practicing Mormon. She said, "The God that I believe in is a God of love, not fear."
Several famous male vocalists are also Mormon. The Killers frontman, Brandon Flowers, is a devout Mormon. In an interview with NPR, he pointed out that his home town of Las Vegas, NV was settled by Mormons. Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire fame were raised by a Mormon mother. Other famous Mormon singers include Lindsey Stirling, Gary Allan, and Alex Boye.
Do you think that their faith helped these Mormon bands and singers to succeed in the music business?
Gladys Knight reportedly joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the late-1990s. "There Is a Green Hill Far Away" is her favorite hymn.Source
Gladys Maria Knight, known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American recording artist, songwriter, businesswoman, humanitarian and author. A four-time Grammy Award-winner, she is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s and 1970s, for both the Motown and Buddah Records labels, with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which also included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and her cousins Edward Patten and William Guest. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Gladys Knight
In a post on Mormon.org, singer/violinist Lindsey Stirling explains why she is a Mormon. She said, "Here was a time in my life when I lost all my ambition, I had no purpose, and I began to hate myself. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was an essential light in my life that helped my love myself again."Source
Lindsey Stirling is an American violinist, dancer, performance artist, and composer. She presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her YouTube channel, Lindsey Stirling, which she introduced in 2007. Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and hip-hop to electronic dance music. Aside from original work, her discography contains covers of songs by other musicians and various soundtracks. Her music video, "Crystallize" finished as the eighth-most watched video of 2012, and her cover version of "Radioactive" with Pentatonix won Response of the Year in the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013. Stirling achieved one million singles ...more on Wikipediasee more on Lindsey Stirling
The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers is a devout Mormon. In an interview with NPR, he pointed out that his home town of Las Vegas, NV was settled by Mormons.Source
Brandon Richard Flowers is an American musician, singer, songwriter and lyricist. He is a principal songwriter and lead singer of the Las Vegas-based rock band the Killers. Due to his prolific nature, Flowers launched a solo career, releasing Flamingo and forthcoming The Desired Effect. He has topped the UK Albums Chart five times, including work by the Killers and is a recipient of the Q Idol Award. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Brandon Flowers
Marie Osmond is a practicing Mormon. She said, "The God that I believe in is a God of love, not fear."Source
Olive Marie Osmond is an American singer, film screenwriter, actress, doll designer, and a member of the show business family the Osmonds. Although she was never part of her family's singing group, she gained success as a solo country music artist in the 1970s and 1980s. Her best known song is a cover of the country pop ballad "Paper Roses." From 1976 to 1979, she and her singer brother Donny Osmond hosted the TV variety show Donny & Marie. ...more on Wikipediasee more on Marie Osmond