The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome the Oak Ridge Boys to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation and performance spotlighting their forthcoming new album, 17th Avenue Revival. The performance will be hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. Recorded at Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A and produced by acclaimed pop/rock producer Dave Cobb, this album (set for release on March 16) finds the Oak Ridge Boys returning to their gospel roots. But a different kind of gospel. One that took a hard look at the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual, or black gospel.
While in Los Angeles, the Oaks have scheduled a sit down interview with Dan Rather Tuesday, February 13th for The Big Interview on AXS TV to profile their iconic growth from gospel to country giants, followed by an appearance on Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family February 14th which is set to air Thursday, February 15th.
Known for their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs, the Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits, earned five GRAMMYs®, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards, and an assortment of other industry accolades. Their career has spanned not only decades, but also formats. In 1977, Paul Simon tapped the Oak Ridge Boys to sing backup on his hit “Slip Slidin’ Away,” and they went on to record with George Jones, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bill Monroe, Ray Charles, and even Shooter Jennings, the son of their old friend Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter. In 2009, the group recorded their album, The Boys Are Back, with Cobb. The project included their cover of The White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army,” which received accolades from rock reviewers. In 2011, the group released their album, It’s Only Natural, through Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. In early 2014, the Oak Ridge Boys celebrated 41 million RIAA-certified records sold by signing a new record deal with Los Angeles-based Cleopatra Records, releasing Boys Night Out, a 14-song live project. The Oak Ridge Boys have since been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, where their history will forever be enshrined.
Feb 03 Sycuan Casino / El Cajon, Calif.
Feb 05 – 11 Don Laughlin’s Riverside Resort Hotel & Casino / Laughlin, Nev.
Feb 12 Sun City Grand / Surprise, Ariz.
Feb 16 Cache Creek Casino Resort / Brooks, Calif.
Feb 17 Cactus Petes Resort Casino Gala Showroom / Jackpot, Nev.
Feb 22 Mobile Civic Center Theater / Mobile, Ala.
Mar 01 Florida Strawberry Festival / Plant City, Fla.
Mar 03 Seminole Casino / Immokalee, Fla.
Mar 07 Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, Tenn.
Mar 16 Birchmere / Alexandria, Va.
Mar 17 American Music Theatre / Lancaster, Pa.
Mar 18 Sellersville Theater 1894 / Sellersville, Pa.
Mar 23 Paramount Theatre / Middletown, N.Y.
Mar 24 Zeiterion Performing Arts Center / New Bedford, Mass.
Mar 30 Harvester Performance Center / Rocky Mount, Va.
Mar 31 Harrington Raceway & Casino / Harrington, Del.
Apr 06 Stiefel Theatre / Salina, Ks.
Apr 07 Riverwind Casino / Norman, Okla.
Apr 08 Texan Theater / Greenville, Texas
Apr 13 Newberry Opera House / Newberry, S.C.
Apr 14 Alabama Theatre / North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Apr 20 The Mansion Theater / Branson, Mo.
Apr 21 The Mansion Theater / Branson, Mo.
Apr 22 Oxford Performing Arts Center / Oxford, Ala.
Apr 27 Medina Entertainment Center / Medina, Minn.
Apr 29 People Bank Theatre / Marietta, Ohio
Apr 30 Packard Music Hall / Warren, Ohio
May 04 Peoples Bank Theatre / Marietta, Ohio.
May 05 BMI Speedway / Versailles, Ohio
May 06 Civic Center / Des Moines, Iowa.
May 12 Little River Casino Resort / Manistee, Mich.
May 18 del Lago Resort & Casino / Waterloo, N.Y.
May 19 Paramount Theatre / Rutland, VT
May 20 The Cabot / Beverly, Mass.
May 25 Atwood Water Park / Monticello, Miss.
May 26 Atwood Music Festival / Monticello, Miss.
Jun 01 Beaver Dam Amphitheatre / Beaver Dam, Ky.
Jun 02 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center / Renfro Valley, Ky.
Jun 08-09 Hartville Kitchen / Hartville, Ohio.
Jun 16 Porterfield Country Fest / Marinette, Wisc.
Jun 22 Howard County Fair / Cresco, Iowa.
Jun 30 Horseshoe Bossier City / Bossier City, La.
About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are 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,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.
About the Grammy Museum:
Established in 2008 as a partnership between the Recording Academy and AEG, the GRAMMY Museum is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a greater understanding of the history and significance of music. Paying tribute to our collective musical heritage, the Museum explores and celebrates all aspects of the art form—from the technology of the recording process to the legends who’ve made lasting marks on our cultural identity. In 2017, the Museum integrated with its sister organization, the GRAMMY Foundation, to broaden the reach of its music education and preservation initiatives. As a unified organization, today, the GRAMMY Museum fulfills its mission of making music a valued and indelible part of our society through exhibits, education, grants, and public programming.
About Lightning Rod Records:
Formed in 2007, Lightning Rod Records is a Nashville-based independent record label. Over the last ten years, Lightning Rod has released albums by acclaimed artists such as James McMurtry, Billy Joe Shaver, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Paul Cauthen, and Joe Pug.
About Thirty Tigers:
Thirty Tigers is a music marketing, management, distribution, and publishing company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty Tigers Distribution has served as a label infrastructure for a vast client base including The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chase Rice, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham, Patty Griffin, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Trampled By Turtles, and many others in their 15 years of working with Sony/RED Distribution, now The Orchard.