MODE OF TRAVEL Two customized Prevost buses.
ENTOURAGE The Oak Ridge Boys’ tours are comprised of some 20 men, ten performers along with a road manager, stage manager, lighting and sound technicians, and other crew.
RECORD LABEL Spring Hill Music, Inc., 101 Winners Circle, Ste. 123, Brentwood, TN 37027. Phone: 615-383-5535. Fax: 615-383-6632
BOOKING/TV/CORPORATE SPONSORSHIP William Morris Endeavor, 1600 Division Street, Suite 300, Nashville, TN 37203. Phone: 615-963-3000. Fax: 615-963-3090. Website: www.wma.com
PAST CORPORATE ENDORSEMENTS The BluBlocker Corporation; Pillsbury/Totino’s Pizza; Ralston-Purina; AT&T; Dr. Pepper
INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES Belgium, Canada, England, Finland, France, Monaco, Norway, Soviet Union, Sweden, Switzerland, West Germany
COMMAND PERFORMANCES King Gustaf of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Monaco, Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Great Britain, President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter, President and Mrs. Ronald Reagan, President and Mrs. George H. W. Bush, President and Mrs. Bill Clinton, President and Mrs. George W. Bush
TELEVISION APPEARANCES (PARTIAL LIST) The Oak Ridge Boys have had a number of nationally-televised concert specials in recent years, including Let Freedom Sing, Holiday Colors, From The Heart, and Christmas Cookies for Feed The Children. They also hosted The Oak Ridge Boys Live From Las Vegas series for TNN. Previous Oak Ridge Boys specials were produced and aired by PBS and HBO. A short list of other appearances includes: Fox & Friends, CBS Early Show, Hannity & Colmes, Deborah Norville Tonight (MSNBC), American Bandstand’s 30th Anniversary; ABC’s 20/20; Good Morning America; Tonight Show; Regis & Kathie Lee; Grammy Awards; American Music Awards; Country Music Association Awards; Academy of Country Music Awards; TNN/Music City News Awards; Viewers Choice Awards; Entertainment Tonight; New Year’s Rockin’ Eve; TV’s Bloopers & Practical Jokes; Wolftrap Salutes ASCAP (PBS Great American Performances); The Bush Presidential Inaugural Gala; The World’s Largest Concert for PBS; *Crook & Chase; *Nashville Now; and *Prime Time Country. *The Oak Ridge Boys were occasional guest hosts for these shows.
PHILANTHROPIC ACTIVITIES Over the years, the group has been active in diverse humanitarian activities. They helped build a Habitat for Humanity house in Kentucky. In 1997-1998, they lent their name to the American Forests Country Music Tree Series, a national non-profit conservation organization. They served as Honorary Chairmen of the National Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse (now Prevent Child Abuse America), 1985-88.
They recorded jingles and a television commercial as spokesmen for the Boy Scouts of America. They were featured in government campaigns such as Take Pride In America (U.S. Departments of Interior and Agriculture); the Tennessee Adopt-A-Highway Program; and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Buckle-Up Campaign. And they were featured in a national Tennessee Tourism campaign.
In 1985, the Oaks represented all of American music at the grand opening of the Acropolis in Nice, France, where they donated their performance fee to the international relief organization Feed The Children. The money was used to drill four water wells in the Rift Valley of Kenya. The Oaks continue to work with Feed The Children. Since 1992, they have helped collect an estimated three million pounds of food for the needy.
In 2005, the group agreed to act as “musical ambassadors” for the three-year National Anthem Project, sponsored by MENC (The National Association For Music Education).
They have donated their time to perform at several domestic military bases—from Fort Knox to Camp Lejeune—on behalf of the Spirit of America Tour.
In 2007, the Oak Ridge Boys joined a public campaign to establish a National War Dogs Monument in our nation’s capital to honor the service and sacrifice of U. S. military working dog teams since WWI. The bill (H.R. 1585, Sec. 2877), originally introduced by Congressman Walter Jones of North Carolina, was been approved by Congress and signed into law by President George W. Bush.