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.
JELLY ROLL, RILEY GREEN, UNCLE KRACKER, THE OAK RIDGE BOYS, THE ISAACS AND JANIE FRICKE CLOSE OUT THE TALENT LINE-UP FOR ‘STILL PLAYIN’ POSSUM: MUSIC AND MEMORIES OF GEORGE JONES’
Music lovers are in for a real treat as the highly anticipated ‘Still Playin’ Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones’ concert and television special taping comes to the Von Braun Center Propst Arena on April 25, 2023. This special event promises to be a night to remember, featuring some of the most talented musicians in the Country music industry. Newly added artists Jelly Roll, Riley Green, Uncle Kracker, The Oak Ridge Boys, The Isaacs, and Janie Fricke will round out the final performers’ list, which already included Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Wynonna, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, Jamey Johnson, Sara Evans, Trace Adkins, Justin Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Michael Ray, Mark Chesnutt, Sam Moore, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Aaron Lewis, Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke, Dillon Carmichael, Gretchen Wilson, Joe Nichols, and a special appearance by Randy Travis. In addition, a 90’s salute to “No Show Jones” will feature a special performance by John Berry, Ty Herndon, RICOCHET’s Heath Wright, Billy Yates, and Anita Cochran.
T.G. Sheppard Joins Ann-Margret And Pete Townshend On New Single “Bye Bye Love” From Her New Album In Over A Decade, Born To Be Wild
Country music legend and SiriusXM host T.G. Sheppard joins consummate entertainer Ann-Margret on her first new studio album in over a decade, ‘Born To Be Wild,’ due out April 14 on Cleopatra Records. The first single, a cover of The Everly Brothers’ “Bye Bye Love” is a collaboration with Ann-Margret, T.G. Sheppard, and Pete Townshend of The Who on guitar, offering a new blend and unique take on this iconic tune. Along with T.G. Sheppard and Pete Townshend, Ann-Margret is joined by an all-star group of friends and fans including Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, Paul Shaffer, Pat Boone, country legends Mickey Gilley (on one of his final recordings), The Oak Ridge Boys, and Stax guitarist Steve Cropper, Linda Gail Lewis, Robben Ford, and many more.
FORMER LYNYRD SKYNYRD DRUMMER ARTIMUS PYLE AND OTHER COLLEAGUES PAY TRIBUTE TO GUITARIST GARY ROSSINGTON
Gary Rossington, an original member of GRAMMY Hall of Fame Award-winning, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Lynyrd Skynyrd, died on Sunday, March 5th, 2023 at age 71.
Rossington survived the tragic 1977 plane crash that killed singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines, as well as backup vocalist Cassie Gaines (Steve’s sister), assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary, and co-pilot John Gray.
The Oak Ridge Boys Announce Christmas In Tennessee Show at Gaylord Opryland Resort
GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys, will return to the Gaylord Opryland Resort to celebrate the holiday season at home this year with a 32-show residency as part of the resort’s 39th annual ‘A Country Christmas’ event. The Oaks’ ‘Christmas in Tennessee’ Dinner Show, November 23 – December 25, 2022, features a delicious holiday meal prepared by the resort’s culinary team followed by the Oaks and their band performing Christmas classics, new favorites, and many of the timeless hits that have shaped their legendary career. For more information on ‘Christmas in Tennessee’, visit OakRidgeBoys.com.
Janie Fricke, Moe Bandy, And More Added to The Country Music Cruise
The 9th Annual Country Music Cruise is set to sail January 22-29, 2023, and is already 90% sold out. Organizers today announced the addition of Janie Fricke, Moe Bandy, and Sarah Gayle Meech to an already exciting lineup. The seven-day Country Music Party At Sea aboard Holland America’s stunning Nieuw Amsterdam ship will feature more than 100 live performances and make stops in scenic St. Maarten and San Juan.
HELPING A HERO TELETHON WINS THREE NATIONAL TELLY AWARDS
When you gather some of music’s greatest hitmakers and put them on a stage to raise money for veterans, along with “Southern Cooking Queen” Paula Deen, you are bound to have something special. That is exactly what happened when Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Sam Moore was joined by T. Graham Brown, Lee Brice, Michael Ray, Janie Fricke, Darryl Worley, and Tim Rushlow to perform “Soul Man”. That performance along with those from Crystal Gayle (Don’t I Make My Brown Eyes Blue), Debby Boone (You Light Up My Life), John Conlee (They Also Serve), Darryl Worley (Have You Forgotten), The Oak Ridge Boys (Elvira), The Gatlin Brothers (All The Gold In California), Home Free (America, My Country Tis Of Thee), The Frontmen (medley of hits), and co-host Lee Greenwood (God Bless The USA) helped bring such awareness to the Helping A Hero organization that the special presentation was honored with three (3) national Telly Awards for “Best Use of Influencer” in a non-profit, “Charitable Branded Content”, and “Not-for-Profit Live Stream”.
TUNE-IN ALERT: LEE GREENWOOD & PAULA DEEN TO HOST HELPING A HERO TELETHON TONIGHT AT 8/7c ON NEWSMAX
As Helping A Hero has already awarded over 150 homes to veterans across 24 states, Johnny Morris, founder of Bass Pro Shops, issued the 100 Homes Challenge to help fund the next 100 homes. As part of the challenge, Lee Greenwood and Paula Deen will serve as hosts of the Helping A Hero Telethon airing Sunday, May 22nd, at 8e/7c PM on Newsmax and Newsmax.tv.
COUNTRY MUSIC COMMUNITY MOURNS THE LOSS OF NAOMI JUDD
The country music community was rocked today with the tragic news of the sudden passing of country music giant Naomi Judd.
The Oak Ridge Boys Nominated for “Best Spiritual Record” 2022 A2IM Libera Award
GRAMMY® Award-winning and Country Music Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys are excited to announce the nomination of their Front Porch Singin’ album by the 2022 A2IM Libera Awards for “Best Spiritual Record.” Other nominees in the category include Blind Boys of Alabama feat. Bela Fleck, Hiss Golden Messenger, Natalie Bergman, and Wande feat. Porsche Love. The Libera Awards created by the American Association of Independent Music and presented by Merlin celebrate the success of independent music and will be held in person on June 16, 2022, in New York City.
William Lee Golden and The Goldens ‘Golden Classics’: ‘Old ‘Country Church’, ‘Country Roads’, and ‘Southern Accents’ Triple-Album Is Available Now
Country and Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member William Lee Golden and his sons ‘The Goldens’ have released their long-awaited three albums, ‘Old Country Church,’ ‘Country Roads,’ and ‘Southern Accents.’ The group came together in perfect harmony to record over 30 classic songs spread amongst several genres, all having impacted their lives throughout the years. Each family member brings their own distinct flair to their favorite tunes, which will leave fans with the collection of albums on repeat. Multiple tracks from the ‘Golden Classics’ have been exclusively premiered by various outlets and all three albums are available on all streaming platforms now!