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Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys Announce Renewed Partnership With Super-Producer Dave Cobb; Also Adding Dates For Their 2019 Shine The Light Tour

Releases Will Include Their First Christmas Album In Four Years, Followed By A Much Anticipated Concept Album of Classics and Standards, Both To Be Produced By Dave Cobb.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys are showing no signs of slowing down as they move into the Spring and Summer concert touring seasons with performance dates across the country. Performing songs from their latest album, 17th Avenue Revival, along with their classics “Elvira,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made” and countless others, The Oak Ridge Boys continue to take their show to the road for their loyal fan-base, and capturing new ones along the way.
 
While on tour, The Oak Ridge Boys have just announced two follow up projects to17th Avenue Revival that will again be produced by one of Nashville’s hottest producers, Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell). The first album, which will be released at the end of 2019, will be The Oak Ridge Boys first Christmas album in four years. It will be followed next year by a concept album with a “front porch” feel. This week marks the ten-year anniversary of the release of The Boys Are Back, when The Oak Ridge Boys first collaborated with Cobb in 2009.

"I remember, as if it were yesterday, when we first signed with a major record label and our career exploded decades ago. The Oak Ridge Boys became a household name. Now, after signing with Thirty Tigers and Lightning Rod Records—with Dave Cobb as our producer—we are experiencing that surge again," said Oaks lead singer Duane Allen"

"Dave Cobb has the unique ability to record in a raw, honest, almost retro way that sounds fresh. Part of our last album with Dave (17th Avenue Revival) was recorded around one microphone with Dave playing acoustic guitar about six feet away. He told us that he wanted us to sing “together,” and listen to, and watch, each other. The result was pure magic, and we wound up recording the entire album with that same attitude."

"Now, we are thrilled to announce that we will be recording two new projects with Dave’s production, Logan Rogers’ label direction, and David Macias’ mass marketing. The first is a new Christmas album, which will be released in time for our fall Christmas tour. A few months later, we will release a classics and standards album with the attitude of singing together on the front porch."

"Our recording career is taking off again. Come along for the ride!!!!!!"

"Partnering with the Oak Ridge Boys and Dave Cobb for last year’s 17th Avenue Revival has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career - both critically and commercially," said Logan Rogers of Lightning Rod Records. "The Oaks and their team are total pros, and it’s obvious why they have been successful for so long. I’m excited to see what kind of studio magic the Oaks and Cobb create this time around."

The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are best known for their iconic and multi-platinum hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” and “American Made.” The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their crossover brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations. The Oak Ridge Boys became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2011 and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

 

Lee Greenwood

Tune-In Alert: Country Music Legend Lee Greenwood To Appear On  TBN's HUCKABEE Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th at 8/7c

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Two time CMA Male Vocalist Of The Year, and GRAMMY-winning country music artist Lee Greenwood is set to perform on this weekend’s edition of HUCKABEE, airing Saturday, March 9th and Sunday, March 10th at 8/7c. The singer will talk with the show’s host, Gov. Mike Huckabee, about faith, family and freedom and will also perform one of his many hit country songs and close with his well-known patriotic anthem, “God Bless The USA.” You can find your local TBN channel here or stream the broadcast live here.

"It's great to be on with Governor Huckabee again. Always straight talk - always the truth and plenty of laughs," says Greenwood. “I’m also very happy to share my music with the TBN audience!”

Greenwood continues to tour extensively in 2019, and fans can catch up with him at one of his many concert appearances.

Lee Greenwood on Tour:
Mar 17 Gainesville, Fla. / Gainesville Raceway
Mar 23 Weirsdale, Fla. / Orange Blossom Opry
Mar 26 Washington, D.C. / USO Headquarters
Mar 31 Frederick, Md. / The Weinberg Center for the Arts
Apr 09 Indian Wells, Calif. / Armed Forces Salute
Apr 26 Lake Buena Vista, Fla. / Four Seasons Resort
Apr 28 Sarasota, Fla. / Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
May 21 Nashville, Tenn. / Grand Ole Opry
May 24 Winston-Salem, N.C. / Annex Theater
May 26 Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Motor Speedway
Jun 28 Roanoke Rapids, N.C. / Roanoke Rapids Theatre
Jun 29 Marion, Va. / The Lincoln Theater
Jul 03 Hot Springs , Ar. / Oaklawn Jockey Club
Jul 04 Ft Lauderdale, Fla. / Ft Lauderdale Beach
Jul 06 Cabazon, Calif. / Casino Morongo
Aug 08 Nichols, N.Y. / Tioga Downs Grandstand
Aug 09 Vernon, N.Y. / Vernon Downs Grandstand
Aug 14 Grants Pass, Ore. / Josephine County Fairgrounds & Event Center
Aug 18 Louisville , Ky. / Kentucky State Fairgrounds
Sep 07 Batesville, Ar. / Univ of Arkansas Community College
Sep 19 Bremen, Ga. / Mill Town Music Hall
Sep 20 Walhalla, S.C. / Walhalla Performing Arts Center
Sep 21 Clarksville, Tenn. / Beachaven Winery
Nov 02 Knoxville, Tenn. / University of Tennessee
Nov 08 Emporia, Kan. / Emporia Granada Theatre
Nov 09 Rogers, Ar. / John Q Hammons Convention Center
Nov 10 Branson, Mo. / Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater
Dec 04 Branson, Mo. / Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater
Dec 05 Cedar Park, Texas / HEB Center
Dec 13 Immokalee, Fla. / Seminole Casino
For a complete tour schedule, click here.

For more information on Lee Greenwood, visit his website at leegreenwood.comor to schedule an interview with him, please click here.

 

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