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The Oak Ridge Boys
August 1 @ 8:00 pm - August 2 @ 8:00 pm$86.00
The Oak Ridge Boys:
Thursday, August 1, 2019 at 8 PM and Friday, August 2, 2019 at 8 PM
The Oak Ridge Boys’ music is timeless. The four-part harmony country-gospel music was pure and beautiful 50 years ago, and remains so today. Among their chart-topping hits are “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “American Made,” and Fancy Free.”
The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name was changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960s, and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970s when they changed their image and concentrated on country music.
The lineup which produced their most well-known country and crossover hits (such as “Elvira” (1981), “Bobbie Sue” (1982), and “American Made” consists of Duane Allen (lead), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden(baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). Golden and Allen joined the group in the mid-1960s, and Sterban and Bonsall joined in the early 1970s. Aside from an eight-year gap (1987–95) when Golden left the group and was replaced, this lineup has been together since 1973 and continues to tour and record.
They were requested to perform to staff members and their families restricted during World War II at the nuclear research plant in nearby Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
because their most popular songs were gospel, Fowler decided to focus solely on southern gospel music. The Boys were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Medallion Ceremony, in the category of modern era artists. It was presented by Kenny Rogers