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Oak Ridge Boys continue annual rite

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 – An annual rite of the Christmas season, a tour by The Oak Ridge Boys, will continue this year.

The group will hit two dozen cities Nov. 1-Dec. 22.

Oaks' lead singer, Duane Allen, said, "Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the positive things about the season...the joy, happiness, giving, sharing, time with family, and gifts. The beautiful lights and decorations. Christmas music. Special food. And most of all the true meaning, which, of course, is celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."

"Every year I look forward to taking our Christmas tour all over the USA," Allen said. "I hope everyone will come out this year and celebrate Christmas with The Oak Ridge Boys."

Tour dates are:
Nov. 15-17 Branson, MO The Mansion Theatre
Nov. 18, Biloxi, LA Golden Nugget Biloxi
Nov. 19, Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget
Nov. 20, Paris, TX Love Civic Center
Nov. 25, Joplin, MO Joplin Memorial Hall
Nov. 26, Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science
Nov. 27, Grand Forks, ND Chester Fritz Auditorium
Nov. 28, Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
Nov. 30, Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Theatre
Dec. 1, Portsmouth, OH Vern Riffe Center For the Arts
Dec. 3, Wisconsin Dells, WI Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Dec. 4, Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Dec. 6, Lima, OH Crouse Performance Hall
Dec. 8, Meridian, MS Riley Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 9, The Villages, FL Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Dec. 10, Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Dec. 13, Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Dec. 14, Roanoke Rapids, NC The Roanoke Rapids Theater
Dec. 15, Hagerstown, MD Maryland Theater
Dec. 16, Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Dec. 17, Akron, OH Akron Civic Center
Dec. 18, Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Dec. 19, Green Bay, WI Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Dec. 20, Mason City, IA North Iowa Community Auditorium
Dec. 21, Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center
Dec. 22, Burlington, IA PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center

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17th Avenue Revival CD review - 17th Avenue Revival
With a group history that spans over 50 years, gospel and country music mainstays The Oak Ridge Boys are at a place when they could conceivably rest on their laurels, release a few greatest hits records and coast the rest of the way through their careers, and fans would still be pleased. Yet, this quartet is not content to rest. Calling once again upon producer Dave Cobb, who helped to press new energy into the group's career in 2009 with "The Boys Are Back," The Oak Ridge Boys have »»»
Front Row Seats CD review - Front Row Seats
It's hard not to love the Oak Ridge Boys. They are American music icons with a history dating back to the mid part of the last century. The current foursome - Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, Richard Sturban and William Lee Golden - have made music together, with the exception of Golden's temporary departure a few years back, for decades. Who can forget their big hits from the '70s and '80s, including "Elvira," Bobby Sue," "The Y'all Com Back »»»
Christmas Cookies CD review - Christmas Cookies
The Oak Ridge Boys are one of the longest-running bands in country music, and most amazingly, the quartet has the exact same membership today that it had back in 1973. They hit their peak popularity in 1981 with the Grammy-winning crossover hit "Elvira," but they still tour and record regularly today. With their gospel roots, the Oaks are a natural fit to do a Christmas album, and they shine on spiritual Christmas classics like "O Come All Ye Faithful," "Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" and "Away in a Manger. »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Cantrell continues to satisfy – Laura Cantrell may never be a country star. Not at this stage of her career when she's 50, touring here and there and releasing new music every few years or so. But five albums in, Cantrell continues as a warm, enjoyable and worthy purveyor of her brand of country. That would mean going towards a more traditional side, not rushing the songs... »»»
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