One of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry is coming to the 162nd Bureau County Fair in Princeton on Thursday August 24th. It’s the four-part harmonies of the Oak Ridge Boys.
The Oaks have spawned 17 number one songs, sold over 41 million records, sport 5 grammies, 11 dove awards and 4 CMA awards. They were inducted into the Country music Hall of Fame in 2015. The line up is the same since 1973—William Lee Golden, lead singer Duane Allen, Richard Sterban, and Joe Bonsall deliver over 50 years of tradition in every show.
The Oak’s roots date back to Knoxville, Tennesee and were one of the top drawing gospel groups in the nation according to Time Magazine. In the early 70’s, another Bureau County Fair alumni performer Johnny Cash booked them on his show in Vegas. He told them “there’s magic in the four of you.” He believed in them. Then in 1975, Roy Clark’s manager Jim Halsey asked them to open for Roy. The outcome of that was Jim becoming their manager, and 1977’s “Y’all Come Back Saloon”, their first country album and “I’ll be true to you”, the Oak’s first number one song. Thirty One studio albums later, the Oaks continue to be one of Country music’s truly legendary acts. They still perform some 150 dates each year through out the U.S. and Canada.
Tickets for the Oak Ridge Boys will go on sale Saturday, February 18th at 9am. All tickets will be sold on line at www.bureaucountyfair.com
For complete ticket information including ticket prices, see www.bureaucountyfair.com. The 162nd Bureau County Fair runs August 23-27th in Princeton. Keep it on 102.3 The Coyote for more details.