The Oak Ridge Boys joined Trace Adkins, Lil Jon, Billy Ray Cyrus, Tim Tebow, Gary Busey and many others for the season finale of All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. The hit show scored millions of viewers and raised millions of dollars for the American Red Cross and Opportunity Village.
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Country Stars Linda Davis and George Hamilton IV to Host
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Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2013) – Sunday Mornin' Country®, the annual Country and Gospel music show, is pleased to announce that the GRAMMY award-winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys, will be featured at this year's show, to be held June 9, 2013 at 2:30 PM at the Grand Ole Opry House. This year’s show will also be hosted by GRAMMY award-winning artist Linda Davis and hit singer and songwriter George Hamilton IV. Additional artists joining the line-up will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Today we mourn the passing of a musical icon—and a dear friend.
The Oak Ridge Boys were privileged to record "Same Ole Me" with George Jones in 1981. In 2011, we performed at his 80th birthday celebration. We've shared many wonderful memories with "the Possum" during the past four decades, including an acoustic rendition of "He Stopped Loving Her Today" he performed for us as we sat on our bus backstage at the DuQuoin State Fair.
We love you and will miss you, George Jones.
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By: Joe Bonsall
As fate might have it, last night at a show in Missouri someone yelled from the audience, “How is George Jones doing?”
Well, we had no answer. We were well aware that George was in the hospital again and had been there since the middle of the month, but for some reason we thought he was doing all right but we did not know for sure. We all looked at each other on stage after the question in wonder… Each man’s face registered concern at NOT knowing the answer.
Then we arrived home this morning and heard the sad news that the Possum has gone home. How very sad. What an incredible and devastating loss for all who knew him, respected him, admired him, and loved him.
So many memories come to mind. A young Joey Bonsall once driving from Philadelphia to Youngstown, Ohio in a ’59 Ford all alone… to see George Jones and Tammy Wynette. He was a bit on the edge that night (being kind), and I remember being mad at him. As a young man who was in total love with Tammy, I perceived him to be a bit disrespectful of her onstage and I considered waiting for him at the stage door to tell him so… but I just drove all night back home.
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