Oak Ridge Boys perform Sept. 13 in Wilkes

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Article Published: Aug. 28, 2013 | Modified: Sep. 14, 2013
Oak Ridge Boys perform Sept. 13 in Wilkes

The Oak Ridge Boys will perform Sept. 13 at the Walker Center on the Wilkes Community College campus.

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The Walker Center, on the campus of Wilkes Community College, will present The Oak Ridge Boys on Friday, Sept. 13, at 8 p.m.

Theirs is one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry.

The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a No. 1 pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades.

Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.

“When I go on stage, I get the same feeling I had the first time I sang with The Oak Ridge Boys,” lead singer Duane Allen said. “This is the only job I’ve ever wanted to have.”

“Like everyone else in the group,” bass singer Richard Sterban said, “I was a fan of the Oaks before I became a member. I’m still a fan of the group today. Being in The Oak Ridge Boys is the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.”

The two, along with tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden, comprise the legendary act. Their string of hits includes the country-pop chart-topper, “Elvira,” as well as “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On,” “Thank God for Kids,” “American Made,” “I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes,” “Fancy Free,” “Gonna Take a Lot Of River” and many others.

The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum and one double platinum album — plus one double platinum single — and had more than a dozen national No. 1 singles and more than 30 top 10 hits.
A limited number of tickets are available for this performance. For more information, or to purchase tickets, contact the Walker Center box office at (336) 838-6260 or (walker.boxoffice@wilkescc.edu)

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