The Oak Ridge Boys Celebrate 35th Anniversary of 'Bobbie Sue'
Today marks the 35th anniversary of the release of one of The Oak Ridge Boys most popular albums, Bobbie Sue. The seventh album by the band was released on February 10, 1982. Its title track became a #1 Billboard country chart hit (on April 3, 1982) and hit #12 on the Hot 100 singles chart.
The album also featured cover versions of two songs, the 1959 hit "So Fine", a song initially recorded by the Fiestas, and "Up on Cripple Creek", an original by The Band.
The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five Grammy Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM, and Dove Awards for their cross-over brand of pop, country, and gospel music that spans multiple generations. Made up of members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, The Oak Ridge Boys are members of the Grand Ole Opry 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 have given many command performances throughout their legendary career, from performing for King Gustaf of Sweden, to Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Monaco, to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Great Britain and five United States presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush.
The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour
- Feb. 16 - Bob Hope Theatre - Stockton, California
- Feb. 17 - Pala Casino Spa & Resort - Event Center - Pala, California
- Feb. 18 - Spa Resort Casino - Palm Springs, California
- March 5 - Paramount Theatre and Visual Arts Center - St. Cloud, Minnesota
- March 9 - Florida Strawberry Festival - Plant City, Florida
- March 11 - American Music Theater - Lancaster, Pennsylvania
- March 12 - Sellersville Theater 1894 - Sellersville, Pennsylvania
- March 17 - Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts - Warsaw, Indiana
- March 18 - Midland Theatre - Newark, Ohio
- March 19 - Weinberg Center for the Arts - Frederick, Maryland
- March 23 - Apache Casino Hotel - Lawton, Oklahoma
- March 24 - Choctaw Grand Theatre - Durant, Oklahoma
- March 25 - Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Sioux City, Iowa
- March 26 - Kauffman Center for Performing Arts - Kansas City, Missouri
- March 31 - Newberry Opera House - Newberry, South Carolina
- April 1 - Alabama Theatre - North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
- April 7 - Peppermill Concert Hall West - Wendover, Nevada
- April 9 - Country Thunder - Florence, Arizona
- April 14 - The Redneck Country Club - Stafford, Texas
- April 15 - Paragon Casino - Marksville, Louisiana
- April 21 - The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Missouri
- April 22 - The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Missouri
- April 28 - Hoosier Park Racing & Casino - Anderson, Indiana
- April 29 - Bearcreek Memories Dinner Theatre - Celina, Ohio
- May 5 - Crossroads Arena - Corinth, Mississippi
- May 6 - Elijah Clark State Park - Lincolnton, Georgia
- May 18 - Greenwich Odeum - East Greenwich, Rhode Island
- May 19 - Paramount Hudson Valley Theater - Peeksville, New York
- May 20 - Tupelo Music Hall - Derry, New Hampshire
- May 21 - The Newton Theatre - Newton, New Jersey
- June 2 - Hartville Kitchen - Hartville, Ohio
- June 14 - Club Regent Casino - Winnipeg, MB, Canada
- June 16 - Downtown Deadwood - Deadwood, South Dakota
- June 22 - Chippewa Valley - Country Festival - Cadott, Wisconsin
- Dec. 19 - Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts - Warsaw, Indiana
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 11 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. In 2007, they have received the "Cliffie Stone Pioneer of the Year" award from the ACMs. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums 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.