The Oak Ridge Boys have sold over 41 million units worldwide and are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country music field, the Oaks have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards, nine GMA DOVE Awards, and two American Music Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban, members of the prestigious Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and the Grand Ole Opry (since 2011)—is known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” and “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more.
Lee Greenwood, a Grammy award winner, CMA award winner, ACM award winner and has achieved over twenty top 10 singles, was celebrated on Tuesday night October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for his forty years of hits in the music industry. Stars from multiple genres of music came out to honor America’s well-known patriot Lee Greenwood ranging from non-country hitmakers Gavin DeGraw, Debby Boone, Sam Moore, Michael W. Smith, Scott Stapp (of Creed) to today’s hot country hitmakers Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Jamey Johnson, Dustin Lynch to country legends The Oak Ridge Boys, Crystal Gayle, The Gatlin Brothers, Janie Fricke, and more!
Country and Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member William Lee Golden and his sons ‘The Goldens’ show off their country charisma with the release of “Jambalaya” from their upcoming album,’Southern Accents: Pop & Country Rock.’ The group’s take on the old Hank Williams tune prompts fans to get on their feet and dance to the infectious beat. A blend of traditional country yet New Orleans-style jazz influences are present throughout, giving a special flair and appeal to every listener. The third of three singles is part of a collection including two other albums titled ‘Country Roads: Vintage Country Classics’ and ‘Old Country Church Gospel.’ containing over 30 songs spread amongst several genres that all have an impact on the lives and careers of William Lee Golden and The Goldens. “Jambalaya” was premiered by CMT, CMT Music, and CMT.com and is available to download and stream on all digital platforms now.
As the All-Star Salute To Lee Greenwood at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, approaches, the stage set design, lighting grid, and television special details are revealed. The celebration taking place in just over two weeks on October 12, 2021, will be filmed to create three 1-hour specials that will be broadcast for television audiences.
Country and Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member William Lee Golden is set to release three new albums with his sons, “The Goldens.” The collection of albums titled Old Country Church Gospel, Country Roads: Vintage Country Classics, Southern Accents: Pop & Country Rock contain over 30 songs that spread amongst several genres, all having an impact on the lives and careers of William Lee Golden and The Goldens.
Don Everly, half of The Everly Brothers duo with his brother Phil, died Saturday in Nashville at age 84. The Everly Brothers are Country Music Hall of Fame members, inducted in 2001, and were instrumental in shaping rock and roll with such global classics as “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up, Little Susie,” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.” The Everly Brothers were also members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.
Country Music Hall of Fame legend Tom T. Hall died on Friday, August 20th. He was 85. Hall was nicknamed “The Storyteller” by Tex Ritter, another country great, for his songwriting style. His hits included “Harper Valley P.T.A.” which became a major crossover smash for Jeanie C. Riley in 1968, “That’s How I Got To Memphis,”, Homecoming,” “(Old Dogs, Children, and) Watermelon Wine,” “A Week in a Country Jail,” “I Love,” “Country Is”, “I Care,” and many more. His songs have been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Loretta Lynn. Hall was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and was a Grand Ole Opry member since 1971. Rolling Stone included the Olive Hill, Kentucky native on their ‘100 Greatest Songwriters’ list.
BILLY DEAN, BRAD ARNOLD (OF 3 DOORS DOWN), CRAIG MORGAN, DEANA MARTIN, ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK, JANIE FRICKE, JEANNIE SEELY, JOHN BERRY, NEAL McCOY, T. GRAHAM BROWN, LARRY, STEVE & RUDY: THE GATLIN BROTHERS, THE ISSACS, TONY ORLANDO, TRACY LAWRENCE, AND TY HERNDON ADDED TO ALL-STAR SALUTE TO LEE GREENWOOD ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 AT THE VON BRAUN CENTER IN HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA
With over twenty-eight Top 20 singles, including 7 number one hits, Lee Greenwood and his 40-year career will be celebrated in Huntsville, Alabama, on October 12, 2021, at the Von Braun Center with over 35 music artists performing during the All-Star Salute to Lee Greenwood. Today, music artists from multiple genres including legendary names like Engelbert Humperdinck and Tony Orlando, Grand Ole Opry stars Craig Morgan, Jeannie Seely, and The Gatlin Brothers along with rock star Brad Arnold of the group 3 Doors Down and country hitmakers Billy Dean, Janie Fricke, John Berry, Neal McCoy, T. Graham Brown, Tracy Lawrence, Ty Herndon all were announced to participate in the special celebration. The Issacs will join Michael W. Smith to create a ‘moment’ in the show and Dean Martin’s daughter Deana Martin will perform a duet with Humperdinck.
GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys have released the music video for their single “Love, Light, and Healing” from their new album Front Porch Singin’. Premiered by CMT, the catchy tune spreads happiness and hope during a time when it is needed the most. With special emphasis placed on friends, family, and faith, The Oak Ridge Boys acknowledge the importance of finding joy in the simplicities of life and being there for one another. The cheerful lyrics come alive in the music video for “Love, Light, and Healing,” which was directed by Brandon Wood of IndieBling. The music video was premiered on CMT, CMT Music, and CMT.com and the single is available to download and stream on all digital services.
The country music community came together for a wonderful night of music, stories, laughter, and tears in support of famed host and radio personality, Keith Bilbrey during ‘Coming Home: Rebuilding the Bilbreys’. Bilbrey and his wife, Emy Joe lost their home on June 22 after a devastating house fire. The event was live-streamed on countryroadtv.com from Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Huckabee Theater. All proceeds raised will be used in the rebuilding of their beloved home. ‘Coming Home: Rebuilding the Bilbreys’ was made possible by Country Road TV, Huckabee, Larry’s Country Diner, Gus Arrendale, and Springer Mountain Farms Fresh Chicken.
Multi-instrumentalist JOHN McEUEN is back with a new recording of the Americana classic, “HEY JOE,” featuring the OAK RIDGE BOYS. The new single impacts July 2, and is the second release ahead of McEuen’s upcoming album, THE NASHVILLE SESSIONS, set to drop later this summer.