Country Weekly - After a soggy Night 3 of the 2014 CMA Music Festival in Nashville, the final night’s weather could not have been more perfect. Rain, humidity and cold, gusty winds stayed far away from LP Field, but the high-octane performances were definitely present.
After The Oak Ridge Boys got things started with the national anthem, the Charlie Daniels Band took to the stage for a three-song set that included “Southern Boy,” “Tangled Up in Blue” and of course “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” to get the party started. One lucky fan standing at the front of the stage got a keepsake of a lifetime when Charlie busted the strings on his fiddle bow and tossed it into the sea of fans piled up against the stage.
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The Oak Ridge Boys were honored to be among 41 storytellers included in CNN Film’s 41 on 41, an upcoming documentary on the life of Pres. George H. W. Bush, the 41st President of the United States. The film, produced in conjunction with the George Bush Presidential Library Foundation, makes its worldwide television debut on Sunday, June 15 (Father’s Day) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on CNN.
For more information and/or to prevue the film, visit www.41on41.com.
Planning to attend CMA Music Festival this year? Check out the Oaks’ four scheduled appearances!
Tuesday, June 3 — GRAND OLE OPRY • 7 p.m.
with Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Nettles, Trace Adkins & Josh Turner http://www.opry.com/calendar?show_date%5Bmin%5D%5Bdate%5D=2014-06-03&show_date%5Bmax%5D%5Bdate%5D=2014-06-03&artist=&show_type=All&venue=All
Wednesday, June 4 — COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME • 1 p.m.
Sunday, June 8 — U-Verse Showcase Stage • 4:30 p.m.
And Sunday night, the Oaks will perform the National Anthem at LP Field.
Duane and his family celebrate the 'Duane Allen Memorial Bridge & Road' and honor their Veteran Family Members during their visit to Paris, TX
Paris, TX (April 23, 2014) – On Tues. Apr. 15, 2014, Oak Ridge Boys’ award-winning singer, songwriter and producer, Duane Allen, paid a visit to his hometown in the Cunningham Community near Paris, TX, where a bridge and road have been dedicated in his name. The singer’s family also made the trip to the Red River Valley Veterans Memorial in Paris, TX to support the memorial and honor military family members.
Duane and his family began their day with a tour of Red River Valley Veterans Memorial. During their visit, The Allen family donated a granite bench with markers in the Memorial to honor their family members who have served in the armed forces. “It was a very special event, and I encourage all of you to visit this wonderful place that pays tribute to Veterans of all wars that have served our country,” stated Oak Ridge Boys’ singer.
Following the Veterans Memorial, the Allen family traveled to Lamar County, where the bridge and road dedication ceremony was presented by Lamar County Judge Chuck Superville, and elected County Commissioner for Pct. 1, Lawrence Malone. The ‘Duane Allen Memorial Bridge’ crosses Big Sandy Creek and is located just a few hundred yards away from where Allen was born. Two blue signs reading ‘Duane Allen Road’ were placed on each end of the County Road. At Duane’s request, the new signs were placed in conjunction with the previous road signs, so local residents will not have to change their address.
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