|The legendary Oak Ridge Boys.|
Things just keep on getting better as Branson, the live music show capital of the world, celebrates 50 years of live music shows. The fabulous Oak Ridge Boys will be performing their only summer appearance in Branson with 8:00 p.m. performances on July 23 and 24 at the Oak Ridge Boys Theatre.
Paul Miller, General Manager for the Branson Tourism Center said the recent addition of the legendary group to their Branson performance schedule provides an additional opportunity for Branson visitors to experience the performance of this dynamic group. Miller points out that the summer performances are in addition to the Oak Ridge Boys scheduled appearance during September, October, and November.
In over three decades of performing, the Oak Ridge Boys have had one double platinum album, three platinum albums, and 12 gold albums plus over 30 Top Ten hits and more than a dozen national Number One singles. In addition to many others, their hits include “Fancy Free,” “Gonna Take A Lot Of River,” “Elvira,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On” and “I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes.”
The Oak Ridge Boys website, in discussing the groups Branson appearances, states, “This year they are featuring many songs from their new critically acclaimed Spring Hill Music CD, The Boys Are Back. The CD takes The Oaks in a new direction of exploration and innovation. Songs include selections from noted songwriters John Lee Hooker to Neil Young and from blues classics to rockers like The White Stripes’ ‘Seven Nation Army.’” It will be a treat for young and old.”
Their distinctive four part harmonies have resulted in one of the most recognizable musical sounds in the music industry. Among many other honors the Oak Ridge Boys have earned Dove, Grammy, CMA and ACM awards and, in September of 2008, were awarded the coveted Academy of Country Music’s “Pioneer Award.”