NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2014) – With a legacy that stretches across 6 decades, encompasses more than 40 million albums sold, and includes numerous iconic hit singles such as “Elvira,” “American Made,” and “Y'all Come Back Saloon,” it’s no wonder that The Oak Ridge Boys are a favorite of President George H.W. Bush. 2014 marks the 41st anniversary of the Oak Ridge Boys—who better to celebrate with than the 41st President of the United States?
Earlier this year Duane, Joe, William Lee, and Richard – known as The Oak Ridge Boys – spent some time with former President “41” Bush and Barbara Bush before their show in Galveston, Texas. The ‘Boys knew ahead of time that the former President would be in attendance, so they wore brightly-colored socks in his honor. After the show, President Bush came backstage where The Oaks revealed their fashionable stockings to him. The 41st President, and vibrant sock-wearing advocate, was thrilled to see the group following the trend he started. Photos of the picture-perfect moment will appear in the April issue of People Country available in stores today.
Country Weekly - Tammy Ragusa
LEGENDARY TEXAS JOURNALIST SHARES OPRY’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION.
The Grand Ole Opry is bringing in the big guns to help them with their extended 40th anniversary celebration, and that included bringing Dan Rather in as special guest announcer Friday night (March 21).
The acclaimed journalist, known for covering major events around the world, said he had grown up a fan of the Opry and country music in Texas.
He shared the podium with Opry host Eddie Stubbs to introduce the hosts of his segment, Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys. And the Opry’s “Stars and Stripes” dressing room, which houses the piano played by President Richard Nixon during his Opry visit in 1974, was appropriately designated for his use during his visit.
The celebration continues Saturday, March 29, when the Opry welcomes The Band Perry, Vince Gill, Hunter Hayes and Patty Loveless.
But that's not all, the Opry will also kick off the sixth year of Opry Country Classics every Thursday from March 27 to May 22 at the Ryman Auditorium, where Larry Gatlin will return as host of the nine-show run. Country Classics Spotlight Artists include Marty Stuart, Lorrie Morgan and Pam Tillis, The Charlie Daniels Band, The Oak Ridge Boys and Craig Morgan.
The Oak Ridge Boys’ first-ever live Country hits album, Boys Night Out, releases on April 15. But Cleopatra Records has arranged a special pre-order offer for fans who can’t wait to sample the new project! Pre-order the album from iTunes today and you’ll receive the first song download, You’re the One, immediately! Follow this link (http://georiot.co/boysnightout) to pre-order now!
The Oaks recently wrapped up their three day press trip to Washington D.C. and New York City with an appearance on the Wendy Williams show. After Joe, Duane, William Lee and Richard treated the audience to a rousing version of “Elvira,” Ms. Williams surprised the group with an RIAA presentation certifying 41 millions albums sold in the U.S. and internationally.
L to R: Richard Sterban, William Lee Golden, Wendy Williams, Duane Allen, and Joe Bonsall
Award winning group set to perform on Imus in the Morning, Wendy Williams Show, Wake Up With Al, The Better Show and SiriusXM among others while in New York City
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 10, 2014) – Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards as well as garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Music lovers will experience that excitement on April 15th when their first live album Boys Night Out is released on Cleopatra Records.
“When I go on stage, I get the same feeling I had the first time I sang with The Oak Ridge Boys,” says lead singer Duane Allen. “This is the only job I've ever wanted to have.”
“Like everyone else in the group,” adds bass singer extraordinaire, Richard Sterban, “I was a fan of the Oaks before I became a member. I’m still a fan of the group today. Being in The Oak Ridge Boys is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”
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