The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits, earning them multiple Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards since the early 1970s. In total, they’ve garnered 12 gold, three platinum and one double platinum album, plus one double platinum single, and had more than a dozen No. 1 singles and more than 30 Top 10 hits throughout their career.
The original group started out in Knoxville, Tenn., singing Country and Gospel music in nearby Oak Ridge. They called themselves the Oak Ridge Quartet, and they began regular Grand Ole Opry appearances in the fall of ‘45. In the mid-50s, they were featured in Time magazine as one of the top drawing Gospel groups in the nation.
Their career took off in the early 1970s, recording one Country hit after another and collaborating with some of the biggest names in music. In 1977, Paul Simon tapped the Oaks to sing backup for his hit “Slip Slidin’ Away,” and they went on to record with George Jones, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bill Monroe and Ray Charles. Most recently, the group recorded a duet with Merle Haggard for their 2015 Rock of Ages hymns and Gospel favorites album.
The Oak Ridge Boys have also appeared before five presidents and have become one of the most enduringly successful touring groups anywhere, still performing some 150 dates each year at major theaters, fairs and festivals across the United States and Canada.
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