The Oak Ridge Boys are a staple among gospel fans and country band die-hards, and their success throughout the last three decades has been nothing less than impressive.
The History of the Oak Ridge Boys Tickets
Started in 1945 as the Oak Ridge Quartet, the Oak Ridge Boys first gained popularity in the 1950s. Although their members have changed somewhat over the years (more than 29 singers have come and gone from this group!), the constant members have included Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterben.
Whereas they have always had a decidedly gospel flavor, it wasn't until they changed their sound to better reflect the country and pop music popularity of the time that they garnered a great deal of success. In fact, they received their first Grammy Award in 1970 for their single, "Talk About the Good Times."
Their popularity didn't really take off, however, until the release of their 1981 album, Fancy Free, which rose to number one of the country charts and number five on the pop charts. Their next album, Bobbie Sure, was also an instant hit in 1982, reaching number one on the country charts and number 12 on the pop charts.
The Oak Ridge Boys then began returning to their gospel roots and have been consistently releasing steady albums.
The Oak Ridge Boys Tickets: What to Expect
The Oak Ridge Boys have managed to do what so few other bands have: jump from gospel music to country music and remain successful. As a top gospel quartet in the nation for more than a decade, the Oak Ridge Boys took that successful sound and built upon it, while still managing to keep their strong, Christian fan base.
The Oak Ridge Boys are successful for their high energy, strong vocals and exciting stage shows. They have been able to keep their Nashville base, while still catering to their gospel fans.
The Oak Ridge Boys Tickets: Who Should Attend?
From lovers of gospel music to die-hard country music fans, the Oak Ridge Boys has a sound that easily blurs the lines of musical style. Although their initial success was as a gospel quartet, the Oak Ridge Boys have managed to add a large country-rock backup band, thereby delivering upbeat, fast tempos that appeal to the masses and "cross all borders and labels."