Thursday, September 14, 2017
– The Oak Ridge Boys announced today they would release an album in the first quarter of 2018 produced by Dave Cobb.
At a listening event during Americana Music Association AmericanaFest at Nashville's RCA Studio A, where the album was recorded, the group performed songs from the yet-untitled project recorded with multi-award winning producer Cobb. This is the group's second project with Cobb, who produced "The Boys Are Back" in 2009.
Cobb's vision for the Oaks was to dig way back into the early days of rock and roll, which was influenced by spiritual or black gospel.
The album will be released by Lightning Rod Records and distributed by Thirty Tigers.
According to Logan Rogers, founder of Lightning Rod Records, "Everyone has heard the Boys sing gospel, but nobody has heard it quite like this. Under Dave Cobb's direction, they touch on unchartered territory, and for a long-tenured act like The Oak Ridge Boys, that's saying something."