One of country music’s longest-running groups, The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have resulted in dozens of Country hits, earning them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnering them a host of other industry and fan accolades. The Oak Ridge Boys were honoured as 2015 Inductees in the Country Music Hall of Fame.
The legacy of “The Oaks” extends back to the end of World War II. The current group – which consists of lead singer Duane Allen, bass singer Richard Sterban, tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden – have performed together for more than 40 years. They have produced more than 30 top 10 hit songs, 12 gold records, three platinum records, one double-platinum album, and a double-platinum single, with combined sales totalling 41 million records. They released a live album in April 2014, Boys Night Out, and their 2015 CD, Rock of Ages, features 15 new and classic hymns and gospel songs. In October of 2016, they released a holiday CD, Celebrate Christmas.
Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys is a country and gospel band in the United States. The group was founded in 1945 as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular during the 1950s. Their name was changed to the "Oak Ridge Boys" in 1961, and they remained a gospel-oriented group until the late 1970s, when they changed their image and concentrated more on country and pop music. The band's most well known lineup consists of lead singer Duane Allen, tenor Joe Bonsall, baritone William Lee Golden, and bass singer Richard Sterban.