The Oak Ridge Boys have formed a new tradition — performing each fall at Shawnee Bluff Vineyard in Eldon. Their fans and attendees are making sure that tradition doesn't waiver, with the band delivering their "high-energy stage show" every year in Mid-Missouri and this year Sept. 28.
According to a news release from the group's publicist Sandy Brokaw, the Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry, featuring classic gospel, country and patriotic music with their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs. The Oak Ridge Boys are well-known for their long list of hits, including pop chart-topper "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue," "Dream On," "Thank God for Kids," "American Made," "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes," "Fancy Free" and "Y'all Come Back Saloon," as well as more than a dozen national No. 1 singles, 30 "Top Ten hits," and 12 gold, three platinum and one double platinum album.
With plans to deliver many of their crowd favorites during the upcoming show, the Oak Ridge Boys will also perform some material from their new Lighting Rod Records album "17th Avenue Revival" released March 16, Brokaw said. Album producer David Cobb, who produces Chris Stapleton, had a special vision for the album.
"His vision for the group was to dig way back into their roots of gospel music, 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," Brokaw said in the news release.
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The Oak Ridge Boys have garnered numerous industry and fan accolades including Grammy, Dove, ACM and CMA awards. In 2008, they were awarded the coveted Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award. "Every time The Oak Ridge Boys step before an audience, they bring over four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to bear on a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere," Brokaw said.
Doors open at 5 p.m., with the opening band beginning at 7 p.m. and the Oak Ridge Boys taking the stage at 8 p.m. This is an all ages show, and children ages 5 and younger are admitted for free. Ticket prices vary. There is a $5 parking fee, with 50 percent of proceeds benefitting the L.A.M.B. charity.
To order tickets and for more information about the concert, visit shawneebluffwinery.com/event/oak-ridge-boys or call 573-365-1100. For more information about the Oak Ridge Boys, visit their official website at oakridgeboys.com.