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The Oak Ridge Boys Announce Renewed Partnership With Super-Producer Dave Cobb; Also Adding Dates For Their 2019 Shine The Light Tour

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – GRAMMY® winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members The Oak Ridge Boys are showing no signs of slowing down as they move into the Spring and Summer concert touring seasons with performance dates across the country. Performing songs from their latest album, 17th Avenue Revival, along with their classics “Elvira,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made” and countless others, The Oak Ridge Boys continue to take their show to the road for their loyal fan-base, and capturing new ones along the way.
 
While on tour, The Oak Ridge Boys have just announced two follow up projects to 17th Avenue Revival that will again be produced by one of Nashville’s hottest producers, Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, John Prine, Jason Isbell). The first album, which will be released at the end of 2019, will be The Oak Ridge Boys first Christmas album in four years. It will be followed next year by a concept album with a “front porch” feel. This week marks the ten-year anniversary of the release of The Boys Are Back, when The Oak Ridge Boys first collaborated with Cobb in 2009.

“I remember, as if it were yesterday, when we first signed with a major record label and our career exploded decades ago. The Oak Ridge Boys became a household name. Now, after signing with Thirty Tigers and Lightning Rod Records—with Dave Cobb as our producer—we are experiencing that surge again,” said Oaks lead singer Duane Allen”

“Dave Cobb has the unique ability to record in a raw, honest, almost retro way that sounds fresh. Part of our last album with Dave (17th Avenue Revival) was recorded around one microphone with Dave playing acoustic guitar about six feet away. He told us that he wanted us to sing “together,” and listen to, and watch, each other. The result was pure magic, and we wound up recording the entire album with that same attitude.”

“Now, we are thrilled to announce that we will be recording two new projects with Dave’s production, Logan Rogers’ label direction, and David Macias’ mass marketing. The first is a new Christmas album, which will be released in time for our fall Christmas tour. A few months later, we will release a classics and standards album with the attitude of singing together on the front porch.”

“Our recording career is taking off again. Come along for the ride!!!!!!”

“Partnering with the Oak Ridge Boys and Dave Cobb for last year’s 17th Avenue Revival has been one of the most enjoyable experiences of my career – both critically and commercially,” said Logan Rogers of Lightning Rod Records. “The Oaks and their team are total pros, and it’s obvious why they have been successful for so long. I’m excited to see what kind of studio magic the Oaks and Cobb create this time around.”

The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are best known for their iconic and multi-platinum hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” and “American Made.” The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five GRAMMY® Awards and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their crossover brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations. The Oak Ridge Boys became members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2011 and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.

The Oak Ridge Boys Shine The Light Tour:
MAR 22 The Capitol Theatre / Wheeling W.V.
MAR 23 Robinson Grand Performing Arts Center / Clarksburg, W.V.
MAR 28 The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
MAR 29 Mountain Arts Center / Prestonsburg, Ky.
MAR 30 Macomb Center For The Performing Arts / Clinton Township, Mich.
APR 04 Peoples Bank Theatre / Marietta, Ohio
APR 05 Sandusky State Theatre / Sandusky, Ohio
APR 06 Renfro Valley Barn Dance / Mt. Vernon, Ky.
APR 12 Missouri Theatre / St. Joseph, Mo.
APR 13 WinnaVegas Casino Resort / Sloan, Iowa
APR 16 The Grand Theater / Wausau, Wis.
APR 18 Mystic Lake Casino Hotel / Prior Lake, Minn.
APR 19 Black Bear Casino Resort / Minn.
APR 20 Dakota Magic Casino / Hankinson, N.D.
APR 25 Northern Oklahoma College / Tonkawa, Okla.
APR 26 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
APR 27 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
APR 30 Bridgestone Arena / Nashville, Tenn.
MAY 02 Miller Theater / Augusta, Ga.
MAY 03 Blue Ridge Electric Co-Op / Pickens, S.C.
MAY 10 John A. Walker Community Center / Wilkesboro, N.C.
MAY 11 Red Barn Convention Center / Winchester, Ohio
MAY 16 Majestic Theater / Gettysburg, Pa.
MAY 17 Penn’s Peak / Jim Thorpe, Pa.
MAY 18 Victoria Theatre / Dayton, Ohio
JUN 06 The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
JUN 07 Hartsville Kitchen / Hartsville, Ohio
JUN 08 Hartsville Kitchen / Hartsville, Ohio
JUN 21 Showplace Theatre at Riverwind Casino / Norman, Okla.
JUN 29 Ferro Pavilion / Williams Bay, Wisc.
JUL 26 Clare County Fair / Harrison, Mich.
AUG 11 Beacon Theatre / Hopewell, Va.
SEP 13 Georgia Mountain Fair / Hiawassee, Ga.
SEP 18 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
SEP 19 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
SEP 20 The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
SEP 23 Bloomsburg Fairgrounds / Bloomsburg, Pa.
SEP 25 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
SEP 26 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 02 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 03 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 09 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 10 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 16 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 17 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 18 The Grand Ole Opry / Nashville, Tenn.
OCT 23 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
OCT 24 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 06 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 07 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 13 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 14 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 20 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
NOV 21 The Mansion Theatre / Branson, Mo.
DEC 06 The Palace Theatre / Greensburg, Pa.
DEC 07 Ocean City Performing Arts Center / Ocean City, Md.
DEC 21 Crystal Grand Music Theatre / Wisconsin Dells, Wis.

2020
JAN 18 The Grand 1894 Opera House / Galveston, Texas
JAN 19 The Grand 1894 Opera House / Galveston, Texas
For entire tour schedule, please click here.

About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and twelve GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating one double-platinum album and one double-platinum single and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit oakridgeboys.com.

About Lightning Rod Records:
Formed in 2007, Lightning Rod Records is a Nashville-based independent record label. Over the last ten years, Lightning Rod has released albums by acclaimed artists such as James McMurtry, Billy Joe Shaver, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, Paul Cauthen, and Joe Pug.

About Thirty Tigers:
Thirty Tigers is a music marketing, management, distribution, and publishing company based in Nashville, Tennessee. Thirty Tigers Distribution has served as a label infrastructure for a vast client base including The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Chase Rice, Lucinda Williams, Ryan Bingham, Patty Griffin, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, Trampled By Turtles, and many others in their 15 years of working with Sony/RED Distribution, now The Orchard.

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The Unthank family are now involved in the site, as well as the addition of over two dozen staff writers. The website is based out of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. In April 2010, SoGospelNews changed its name to AbsolutelyGospel.com. The name change allows them to cover news items of not only Southern Gospel, but also Country Gospel, Inspirational, and Black Gospel.

On January 5, 2011, Susan Unthank passed away, leaving the website in control of Deon, their son, Chris, and their daughter Amy.

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