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The Oak Ridge Boys - News

The Oak Ridge Boys Wrapping Season with Sold-out Shows, Internet Phenomena & Career Milestones

Legendary Group Proves a Holiday Hit with Huge Crowds &
Millions of Online Impressions

<image003.jpg>Nashville, TN (December 12, 2011) -- The Oak Ridge Boys are spreading seasonal cheer with one of America’s most celebrated Christmas tours and a year brimming with the sounds of musical milestones.  Known worldwide for its chart-topping success, the group has performed before sold-out audiences this year, hosted a whirlwind press tour, and greeted fans at standing-room only events in celebration of its new CD, It’s Only Natural, available exclusively through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®.

Recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, The Oak Ridge Boys created Internet phenomena with a live chat hosted by Twitter powerhouse Jessica Northey of #CMChat that generated about 84 million impressions, reaching nearly 3 million people. They created a video with YouTube sensation Keenan Cahill featuring the group’s newly released single, “What’cha Gonna Do,” with more than 250,000 views in only a few weeks. It was directed by MTV award-winning director Sherman Halsey with digital promotion headed by Steven Haddad of Halsey Management/Starmaker360.

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Oak Ridge Boys Team with Save the Children, Inspiring Change During Season of Giving

Iconic Group Helping Those in Need with Extensive Holiday Tour & Network TV Special

Nashville, TN (November 28, 2011) -- The legendary Oak Ridge Boys are kicking off the season with a 31-city holiday tour, and teaming with Save the Children to lend a hand to those in need. For those who miss them on stage, the group will bring its incomparable sounds into homes across the nation, with a broadcast television show, The Oak Boys Christmas Special. It’s set to begin airing on Friday, December 2, 2011, and will be featured on TLN (Total Living Network), WHT (World Harvest Network) and Inspiration Network as well as in various markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Miami, Houston, Phoenix, Memphis, San Francisco, Honolulu, and many more. Be sure to check local listings throughout the holiday season for the half-hour special. The program will also be featured on Save the Children’s YouTube Channel and include CMT Insider host Katie Cook, a long-time child sponsor through the organization.

Duane Allen Interview: The Oak Ridge Boys Celebrate 30 Years of ‘Elvira’

Taylortown, Texas native Duane Allen is the lead singer of the gospel/country/pop quartet the Oak Ridge Boys. Having had formal training in both operatic and quartet singing, he joined the group in 1966.

Allen is credited with keeping the Oaks on firm financial footing during their switch from gospel to country in the late 1970s. He loves to find new music for the band and over the past decade has taken on the role of producer.

“There’s not much we could do with ‘Elvira’ vocally. We wanted to protect the integrity of the song and not really change it that much. What we did want to do is take out the horns, which pretty well dated the song for the 80s.”

The Oaks’ lineup consists of Allen, William Lee Golden (baritone who also joined in the mid-1960s), Richard Sterban (bass), and Joe Bonsall (tenor). Bonsall and Sterban joined in the early 1970s.


YouTube Sensation Keenan Cahill and The Oak Ridge Boys Debut “What'cha Gonna Do”

2011_CB_ORB_cover_smNashville, Tenn. (November 9, 2011) -- For the first time ever, Keenan’s going country - and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys are along for the ride. In the catchy video for The Oak Ridge Boys, “What'cha Gonna Do” Keenan and the country stars lip synch, live at the Grand Ole Opry.

The video for “What'cha Gonna Do”, sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store®, can be viewed on Keenan’s You Tube channel This is 16-year old Keenan’s first country music collaboration of any kind, and with The Oak Ridge Boys beside him, he’s making his country music debut with one of the genre’s most venerable acts.


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