Legendary 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.”
An American Legion Christmas special set to air this holiday season
The Oak Ridge Boys’ A Salute to Christmas television special, with guest appearances by Larry Gatlin and the Gatlins, Mary Sarah, and Martin Family Circus, will begin airing later this month. The all new holiday special is a festive and sentimental hour of songs and stories celebrating Christmas, and highlighting the work of The American Legion, which provides assistance for U. S. veterans 365 days a year.
You won’t want to miss this very special holiday special! Here’s a short list of show airdates and times. Updates will be added soon.
Photo: The Oak Ridge Boys & the Gatlins
KOZL KOZL Springfield (MO) INDIE 11/27/14 5pm CST
KOLR KOLR Springfield (MO) ABC 11/27/14 5pm CST
KOZL KOZL Springfield (MO) INDIE 11/28/14 9pm CST
KOLR KOLR Springfield (MO) ABC 11/28/14 9pm CST
WHME 46 South Bend (IN) 11/30/14 1pm CST
KWHE 14 Honolulu (HI) 12/1/14 9am HAST
DirecTV 345 12/4/14 10pm EST
Dish Network 231,9398,231HD 12/4/14 10pm EST
AT&T U-verse 568 12/4/14 10pm EST
Cox 145 12/4/14 10pm EST
Verizon FIOS - Channel 247 12/4/14 10pm EST
Mediacom 12/4/14 10pm EST
Bright house 12/4/14 10pm EST
Suddenlink 12/4/14 10pm EST
Comcast 12/4/14 10pm EST
Time Warner Cable 12/4/14 10pm EST
Cable One 12/4/14 10pm EST
Skyangel 12/4/14 10pm EST
Optimum 12/4/14 10pm EST
Charter 12/4/14 10pm EST
SkyAngel2 DISH - 266 12/6/14 6pm EST
Legendary award-winning, hit-making group celebrate 25th Anniversary of Christmas Tour
Grammy Award-winning music legends The Oak Ridge Boys will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of their annual Christmas tour in 2014 with a festive show featuring live performances of holiday classics and their biggest hits. The 2014 Christmas Night Out Tour is named for The Oak Ridge Boys’ latest CD, Boys Night Out, the group’s first “live” album, released in April of this year. The Christmas show, a two-hour holiday extravaganza, features a mixture of traditional and contemporary songs, beautiful sets, falling snow, and a visit from Santa Claus.
The Oak Ridge Boys Christmas tour consistently receives rave reviews and has become a holiday tradition in its own right since its beginning 25 years ago. The masterful blends of new and traditional yuletide tunes are enhanced by the powerhouse group’s renowned four-part harmonies.
The American Legion and Grammy Award-winning artists, The Oak Ridge Boys, are uniting to raise awareness and support for needs of U.S. military veterans, including better detection and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), help with the VA benefits process, and education and career opportunities for those who served our nation in uniform.
The American Legion is the country’s largest veterans service organization, with 2.4 million members who work every day on behalf of the men and women who have served our nation in uniform. The Oak Ridge Boys will participate in a national fundraising and awareness campaign to support the detection and treatment of mental health issues among veterans, 22 of whom are lost each day to suicide.
As one of country music’s longest-running groups, The Oak Ridge Boys’ legacy 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 – recently celebrated more than 40 years performing together. In that time, The Oak Ridge Boys 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 totaling 41 million records sold. They maintain a vigorous touring schedule and released a live album in April, “Boys Night Out.”
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