The Oak Ridge Boys will be performing at the Fallsview Casino in Niagara Falls in July 2015. This country and gospel vocal quartet has been making hits and entertaining crowds for more than 40 years, but shows no signs of slowing down.
The Original Oak Ridge Boys
The Oak Ridge Quartet is a vocal group that was actually founded in 1940, but officially changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the 1960’s and altered their sound from primarily gospel to more country inspired. It was the lineup of Duane Allen, Joe Bansall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban that produced the most hits and led the Oak Ridge Boys to fame. This lineup is still touring to this day and entertaining crowds all over the world with their classic hits. Even though these are the 4 most famous members of the Oakridge Boys, there have been many different members over the years.
The Oak Ridge Boys didn’t reach their highest level of fame and notoriety until the late 1960s and early 1970’s when they made a concentrated effort to change their sound. At the time, their gospel songs were not having crossover success, so they decided to create a more country sound. With new songs and a revamped image, the Oak Ridge Boys finally were able to achieve success and become relevant country music artists.
Top Charting Songs
With more than 40 years in the music industry, it is no secret that the Oak Ridge Boys have had a lot of hit songs over the years. Their most popular hits include "American Made", "Bobbie Sue", "Elvira", "Come On In", "You're The One In A Million" and "Everyday". These songs are considered country classics and the Oak Ridge Boys are considered by many to be living country music legends.
In 2013, the Oak Ridge Boys celebrated their 40th anniversary in the music industry with a special tour that included a release of a live hits album. In March of 2015, the Oak Ridge Boys got a huge honor when it was announced that they would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Even though they are known as one of country music’s oldest bands, they still enjoy touring all over the globe and sharing classic hits with country music fans of all ages.