After he had recorded two songs with Boucher, and he and his brothers had recorded three or four more, he says, the Osmonds decided on "You're Here to Remember," which has to do with a romantic nightclub encounter. It exhibits a sound that radio doesn't associate with the Osmonds, he says, "and I wanted people to see that I've grown up, both physically and lyrically."
ON THE RECORD. The Girls Next Door's new single, "What a Girl Next Door Can Do," was written by Roger Ferris, a songwriter and house painter who happened to be painting the house of Tommy West, the Girls' producer, when he found out that West and the Girls were working on their new album. He quickly wrote them a song. . . . Janie Frickie's current single, "Are You
Satisfied," was written by one of her fellow Indiana Hoosiers, singer- songwriter Sheb Wooley. Song title of the week: "Dear Dr. Ruth," by D.F. Cuthbertson.
A collection of previously unreleased performances of 14 songs by the great Louvin Brothers is now being marketed (for $8.98, plus $2 for postage and handling) by mail order only from Country Music Foundation Records, 4 Music Square East, Nashville, Tenn. 37203. In a memorable short reminiscence on the cover, Charlie Louvin recalls that the day he and his brother Ira were hired by the Grand Ole Opry, an Opry executive complacently remarked, "Boys, you're in tall timber." The late, fiery Ira replied: "We got the saws; you just show us where the woods are."
ON THE ROAD. Johnny Cash surprised Kris Kristofferson in a recent appearance at the Bottom Line in New York by getting up and doing a duet with him on the Bob Dylan song "Masters of War." . . . Marie Osmond will be at Disneyland in Los Angeles May 30-31 as national co-chairman of the fifth annual Children's Miracle Network Telethon.
Playing with three women professional golfers in the Nabisco Dinah Shore Pro-Am LPGA golf tournament recently in Palm Springs, Calif., Larry Gatlin led his foursome to first-place and third-place finishes on consecutive days. Brothers Steve and Rudy Gatlin also played in the event.
ET CETERA. For the third time, Kenny Rogers has been named host of the televised 1987 Country Music Association awards show Oct. 12. . . . Pete Drake, a Nashville musician, producer and publisher for nearly 30 years, is to be honored with a Master Award at a $100-a-plate Nashville dinner May 7 at the Vanderbilt Plaza Hotel. The event is sponsored by the Nashville Entertainment Association.