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.
Fellow Singer/Songwriters and Friends Remember and Mourn the Loss of Rock ‘N’ Roll Icon Little Richard
Grammy Award winning, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame member, Little Richard, the mastermind behind legendary hits “Long Tall Sally,” “Rip It Up,” “Good Golly Miss Molly,” “Tutti Frutti” and many more, has passed away at the age of 87. Little Richard’s music broke racial barriers and his impressionable style shattered all that was standard. The eccentric star paved the way for other stand-out acts with his unique nature, flamboyant flair and inspiring innovations to culture. With an unmatched career of stellar achievements, the musical giant leaves behind an unforgettable legacy. Little Richard was not only a distinct entertainer but a friend to many in the music industry.
Grammy Award winning, Songwriters Hall of Fame Member John Prine passed away at age 73 due to Covid-19. Some of his most legendary hits include, “Hello in There,” “Sam Stone,” “Angel From Montgomery” and “Paradise.” Prine used these masterpieces to highlight moments that the average mind grazed over with empathetic words and light-hearted lines. Writing for big industry names such as Johnny Cash, George Strait, Don Williams, the Everly Brothers, Carl Perkins and Bette Midler, all while being a singer, author, actor and record label owner, leaves Prine with one of the most renowned legacies in music history. Prine was not only a poetic prodigy, but a friend to many in the music and entertainment industry.
Fellow Artists and Friends Remember and Mourn The Loss of Grand Ole Opry Great Jan Howard and Country Music’s “Pickup Man,” Joe Diffie
Nineties country-music hitmaker Joe Diffie died Sunday, March 29th due to complications related to COVID-19. The feel-good tunes that Diffie created continue to bless fans around the world. In all, Diffie charted 18 Top 10 singles, with the majority reaching the top five, including 1993 radio essentials “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox (If I Die)” and iconic song, “John Deere Green.” Diffie’s popular hits also include “Home,” “Third Rock From the Sun,” “Pickup Man,” “If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets),” and “Bigger Than the Beatles.”
Chart-topping country leading lady and 49 year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jan Howard, died peacefully on Saturday, March 28th at age 91 in Gallatin, Tennessee. In 1960 Howard relocated from Los Angeles to Nashville, where she began appearing on the Opry. Howard would sing demos of songs including “I Fall to Pieces,” a monumental success for Patsy Cline. Howard would also team with Opry star Bill Anderson on a number of duets, including her sole number one, “For Loving You.” After a recording career with Capitol Records, she was signed to Decca’s label, landing a top five single with “Evil on Your Mind.”
Friends and fellow artists mourn the tragic losses and recall fond memories that they’ve shared and will forever cherish with Jan Howard and Joe Diffie.
Remembering Kenny Rogers Hosted By T. Graham Brown Special Set To Air On SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58, Premieres Friday, March 27th At 9/8c
Country hit-maker T. Graham Brown will host ‘Remembering Kenny Rogers’ special to premiere Friday, March 27th at 9/8c on SiriusXM’s Prime Country Channel 58. This heartwarming two-hour show will feature live cuts from Kenny Rogers’ ‘Live By Request’ album and more. As part of the tribute, some of Kenny’s closest friends share their most precious memories and remember Kenny Rogers through the years. T. Graham Brown hosts LIVE WIRE each month on the channel, showcasing live cuts & interviews with some of T. Graham Brown’s closest friends and heroes while sharing fun stories about life on the road.
GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys have kicked off the new year strong with “The Oak Ridge Boys 20/20 Tour.” This tour will see the legendary band crisscross the country from Florida to Nevada and just about everywhere in between. With nearly sixty concerts in over twenty states announced already, The Oak Ridge Boys have 20/20 vision when it comes to hitting the road this year!
Legendary Music Impresario Jim Halsey Honored With Memorial Hall Renaming In Independence, Kansas Commemorating His 70 Years In The Entertainment Industry
Impresario Jim Halsey poses at his office and museum in Tulsa, Okla. | Photo by Mark Furnas (high res) The auditorium inside Memorial Hall is now recognized as the 'Jim Halsey Auditorium' Halsey has represented 29 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, as well...
The Oak Ridge Boys Release New Video For “Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard” Featuring A Cameo By Producer Dave Cobb
The Oak Ridge Boys with Dave Cobb | Photo by: Brandon Wood / IndieBling(download high res) Produced By Dave Cobb, 'Down Home Christmas' Is Available Everywhere NowSoundsLikeNashville.com Exclusively Premieres New VideoClick To WatchAppearing LIVE on Fox & Friends...
The Oak Ridge Boys Release New Album ‘Down Home Christmas’ Today & Celebrate 30th Annual Christmas Tour, Kicking Off On November 13
Produced By Dave Cobb, 'Down Home Christmas' Is Available Everywhere TodayBillboard Magazine Premieres All New Festive Video For "Reindeer On The Roof," With Cameo Appearances By John Rich, Dennis Quaid & Jamey Johnson; Shot At Santa's Pub In NashvilleOak Ridge...
The Oak Ridge Boys Teams With AARP and Justice Department To Launch Public Service Announcement To Raise Awareness About Fraud Targeting Older Americans
New ElderFraud campaign launched by AARP & the DOJ that helps targeted Americans be educated against scams ranging from phone to internet. Announced Friday at a press conference in Tulsa, Okla. and streamed on Facebook Live at Noon ET / 11am CT TULSA, Okla. –...
(L-R) Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, Dave Cobb, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban | Photo by Brandon Wood [high res download] Produced By Dave Cobb, 'Down Home Christmas' Will Be Available October 25th 2019 'Down Home Christmas Tour' Kicks Off In Branson, Missouri on...