| The Oak Ridge Boys performing live in 2012. From left to right: Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall,
William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban. (Photo by Mike Payne)
The Oak Ridge Boys will perform at Campbellsville University Monday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. EDT in Ransdell Chapel during their 40th Anniversary Tour.
Buzz Cason, a member of the Campbellsville University Board of Trustees and American rock singer, songwriter, producer and author, will perform a pre-concert before The Oak Ridge Boys take the stage.
Proceeds from the concert will go to CU’s Scholarship Fund to benefit students’ education at CU.
Special VIP tickets are available at $125 each and will include a meet-and-greet session before the concert. General admission seats are $60. To purchase tickets, call the Office of Development at (270) 789-5211.
The Oak Ridge Boys’ 40th Anniversary Tour will feature classic gospel, country and patriotic music.
Every time The Oak Ridge Boys step before an audience, they bring four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to bear on a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. They have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry.
Their string of hits includes the 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.
They’ve scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album, plus one double platinum single, and had more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of the Oak Ridge Boys have earned them the coveted Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award, Grammy, Dove, CMA and other ACM awards as well as garnered a host of additional industry and fan accolades.
“I feel like I can do what I do on stage just as good now as I could 20 years ago,” Joe Bonsall said. “The people who come out, who bring their families to see us, deserve everything I’ve got.”
Bass singer Richard Sterban said, “I think our stage show is one of the reasons for our continuity. We’re still having fun doing this. We love what we do. Getting on stage and bringing our music to people is still what we live for.”