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Country Music Cruise Muse -A short memoir by Joe Bonsall

The fine folks at Time Life came up with a great idea. What if we take a first class cruise ship… say the Holland America Lines EURODAM and fill it to the brim with country music fans and country music stars of all sorts and then let us all sail around the ocean blue and sing and pick and meet and great and visit beautiful ports of call in The Bahamas and the United States Virgin Islands with food galore and more concerts and events then one could possibly imagine in just seven days. We shall call it… THE COUNTRY MUSIC CRUISE! And so it was… Kind of a FAN FAIR at SEA in my humble opinion!

The Oak Ridge Boys just spent the better part of three nights and four days as a major part of this amazing event. As I write this little memoir we are flying high above the Caribbean Sea with a final destination of San Antonio where we will meet our tour buses and proceed onward for a string of shows in the great state of TEXAS. We left The Cruise in Saint Thomas with still three more days remaining for those wonderful folks who are still onboard. About the time we land in Texas the EURODAM will have pulled up the anchor and set a course for Saint Croix USVI and then back to Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas and on home to Fort Lauderdale.

Some artists like The Gatlin Brothers, John Anderson, Lorrie Morgan, Charlie Pride, Asleep at The Wheel, Bryan White, Brett Kissel, Johnny Lee and The Roys were there for the duration while others shuttled in and out. For example, while The Oaks and Daryl Worley were flying out today Martina McBride and Aaron Tippin were flying in. Country music personality Lorianne Crook was aboard to host most of the events and there were a lot of important press folks onboard as well such as Deborah Evans Price and Vernel Hacket so you WILL be reading and seeing a lot about this on your favorite Country Music outlets and magazines.


Stars for Wishes Auction

Screen Shot 2015-01-16 at 9.37.07 PMCheck out Dallas Frazier's "Elvira" handwritten lyrics and a signed Fancy Free cover for the Stars for Wishes Auction. Click HERE to place a bid.

Jonathan Cain of the band Journey is the creative mind behind Stars for Wishes. The event was built in 2013 as a chance for celebrities to join our local partners to show their support for middle Tennessee wish kids.

The evening includes performances by Jonathan Cain, Gary Allan, and stories of amazing wishes being granted in this community.


A Holiday Note from The Oak Ridge Boys

merrychristmasoaksby Joe Bonsall

Sitting here in my rented room on a very cold and crisp Grand Forks, North Dakota day with just six more shows to do before we get on home to our families, I have been reflecting on how very fortunate and how very blessed we all have been over this past year. We have hit the road hard as usual and just about 95% of our shows have been sell outs, and for this we are very grateful! During 2014, we released BOYS NIGHT OUT … our first ever LIVE album of the BIG HITS, and it has done quite well. We have also completed a new album of HYMNS for Bill Gaither Music, produced by Ben Isaacs and our own Duane Allen, that will release sometime in 2015. It is in post production now, and I think you will LOVE it! Our new relationship with The American Legion and the work they are doing for our returning Veterans has been and will continue to be an honor for The Oak Ridge Boys on into 2015!

Yours truly has completed a new book called “On the Road with The Oak Ridge Boys” for Harvest House Publishing, which will drop on May 1, 2015. Check out the preorder page at Amazon, Barnes & Noble or CBD. It is a fresh new look at the group and a study of how we do what we do. Light hearted, yet poignant … I think you will enjoy this as well.

We are hoping to record a new album of brand new songs to sing in 2015. It is still in the early planning stages. Duane Allen and our godfather, Jim Halsey, are working hard on this!


An American Legion Christmas Special set to air this holiday season

orbchristmasPlease see below the UPDATED TV listings: WCLF Tampa-St Pete-Sarasota (FL) 12/10/14 12am EST

KQDK Denver (CO) 12/10/14 12am EST

WFGC West Palm Beach-Ft Pierce (FL) 12/10/14 12am EST

WRXY Ft. Myers-Naples (FL) 12/10/14 12am EST

WLCN Charleston (SC) 12/10/14 12am EST

WTJR Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk (IL) 12/10/14 12am EST

KQCK Cheyenne (WY), Scottsbluff (NE) 12/10/14 12am EST

WCLF Tampa-St Pete-Sarasota (FL) 12/10/14 3am EST

KQDK Denver (CO) 12/10/14 3am EST

WFGC West Palm Beach-Ft Pierce (FL) 12/10/14 3am EST

WRXY Ft. Myers-Naples (FL) 12/10/14 3am EST

WLCN Charleston (SC) 12/10/14 3am EST

WTJR Quincy-Hannibal-Keokuk (IL) 12/10/14 3am EST

KQCK Cheyenne (WY), Scottsbluff (NE) 12/10/14 3am EST

GEB DirecTV 363 12/10/14 11pm CST
KGEB TV 53 Tulsa (OK) 12/10/14 11pm CST
KUGB TV 28.1 Houston(TX) 12/10/14 11pm CST

KWHS 51 Colorado Springs 12/13/14 10pm MST

WYBU Ch. 16 Columbus (GA) 12/13/14 10pm EST

KETD.2 53.2 Denver 12/13/14 10pm MST

KSN Joplin (MO) NBC 12/14/14 11pm CST

CTN DISH Network Ch. 276 12/14/14 4pm EST

CTN DirecTV Ch. 376 12/14/14 4pm EST

WCLF Tampa/St. Pete/Sarasota 12/14/14 4pm EST

KWHR 14 Honolulu (HI) 12/15/14 8pm HAST

WVUP Tallahassee (FL) 12/15/14 3pm EST

WVUP Tallahassee (FL) 12/16/14 3pm EST

WVUP Tallahassee (FL) 12/17/14 3pm EST

WVUP Tallahassee (FL) 12/18/14 3pm EST

WHTN Nashville - Ch 39 DISH 12/19/14 5pm CST Ch 10 Charter or 21 Comcast

WHMB 40 Indianapolis 12/19/14 9pm CST

KWHB 47 Tulsa 12/20/14 1pm CST

WHT DirecTV 367 12/20/14 4pm EST

FETV Dish Network 82 12/20/14 9am EST
AT&T U-Verse 578 12/20/14 9am EST
KSMQ, Rochester & Austin, MN, 6 pmCST

WHAG Cumberland (MD) Chambersburg(PA)
Winchster (VA)
Matinsburg (WV) 12/20/14 7pm EST

WYBU Ch. 16 Columbus (GA) 12/20/14 10pm EST

KSMQ, Rochester & Austin, MN, 6 pmCST

KODE Joplin (MO) ABC 12/21/14 10:30pm CST

WHME 46 South Bend 12/22/14 8pm CST

WLCN Charleston (SC) 12/22/14 10pm EST

KSMQ, Rochester & Austin, MN, 6 pmCST

TLN Locals Chicago 12/23/14 9pm EST

San Francisco 12/23/14 9pm EST

GEB DirecTV 363 12/23/14 11pm CST
KGEB TV 53 Tulsa (OK) 12/23/14 11pm CST
KUGB TV 28.1 Houston(TX) 12/23/14 11pm CST

KSMQ, Rochester & Austin, MN, 6 pmCST

WHBF Rock Island, IL
Davenport, IA,
Bettendorf, IA
Moline, IL 12/24/14 11:35PM CST

KNLJ Ch. 25 Colombia-Jefferson City, MO 12/24/14 6:30pm CST

KNLJ Ch. 25 Colombia-Jefferson City, MO 12/24/14 4pm CST

WROC Rochester (NY) CBS 12/25/14 6AM EST

KSN Joplin (MO) NBC 12/25/14 2pm CST

NRB Directv Ch 378 12/25/14 6pm EST
KJCY Twin Falls (ID) 12/25/14 6pm EST
WSOT Marion (IN) 12/25/14 6pm EST
WOBV Starkville (MS) 12/25/14 6pm EST
CFNT Wichita Falls (TX) 12/25/14 6pm EST
KRHP Portlan (OR) 12/25/14 6pm EST
KHWB Eugene/Cottage Gr. (OR) 12/25/14 6pm EST
WJGN VA Beach/Portsmouth(VA) 12/25/14 6pm EST
Google TV 12/25/14 6pm EST 12/25/14 6pm EST
Roku 12/25/14 6pm EST
Faith World Web 12/25/14 6pm EST
Jesus Live Network 12/25/14 6pm EST
Mt. Hermon Web TV 12/25/14 6pm EST
3:16TV 12/25/14 6pm EST
iPointTV 12/25/14 6pm EST
The Stream TV 12/25/14 6pm EST
Sherwood Channel Albany (GA) 12/25/14 6pm EST
Randolph Ch. Greensboro(NC) 12/25/14 6pm EST
FBCTV Sevierville (TN) 12/25/14 6pm EST
WCFT Parkersberg/Vienna (WV) 12/25/14 6pm EST

NRB Directv Ch 378 12/26/14 2am EST
KJCY Twin Falls (ID) 12/26/14 2am EST
WSOT Marion (IN) 12/26/14 2am EST
WOBV Starkville (MS) 12/26/14 2am EST
CFNT Wichita Falls (TX) 12/26/14 2am EST
KRHP Portland (OR) 12/26/14 2am EST
KHWB Eugene/Cottage Grove(OR) 12/26/14 2am EST
WJGN VA Beach/Portsmouth(VA) 12/26/14 2am EST
Google TV 12/26/14 2am EST 12/26/14 2am EST
Roku 12/26/14 2am EST
Faith World Web 12/26/14 2am EST
Jesus Live Network 12/26/14 2am EST
Mt. Hermon Web TV 12/26/14 2am EST
3:16TV 12/26/14 2am EST
iPointTV 12/26/14 2am EST
The Stream TV 12/26/14 2am EST
Sherwood Channel Albany (GA) 12/26/14 2am EST
Randolph Ch. Greensboro (NC) 12/26/14 2am EST
FBCTV Sevierville (TN) 12/26/14 2am EST
WCFT Parkersberg/Vienna (WV) 12/26/14 2am EST

TLN, Chicago Channel 138 12/26/14 9pm EST
San Francisco 68 & 125 12/26/14 9pm EST

WVLT-DT2 (MyVLT) Knoxville, TN 12/27/14 2pm EST



orbchristmasLegendary Group Launching Concert Series Wrapped with True Meaning of Christmas

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 20, 2014) – The legendary Oak Ridge Boys are kicking off the holiday season with the Christmas Night Out Tour, and marking 25 years of one of the longest running Christmas tours in the music industry. This year’s series of concerts will journey across the U.S. with an unforgettable show featuring yuletide classics blended with some of the group’s greatest hits. The creative force and signature sound of the Oaks have become synonymous with Christmas music as the country legends continue to captivate multi-generational audiences around the globe.

Lead singer Duane Allen describes it as tradition that offers something for everyone, “It’s that time of year again…time for the jingle bells to be ringing around the world, and on the stage of The Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas show. There’ll be songs you already know, the traditional songs, Oak Ridge Boys’ Christmas hits, and some new songs. And I’ve heard that Santa Claus may be arriving on a Peterbilt Sleigh. We begin our show with some major Oak Ridge Boys hits, then we take a break and when the snow starts falling, it’s a full-blown Christmas show….fireplace, rocking chairs (thank you, Cracker Barrel) and all of the exciting, fun, and spiritual songs that reflect the true meaning of Christmas.”


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