The Oak Ridge Boys “Shine the Light Tour 2019” will bring them to the Walhalla Performing Arts Center stage on Sunday, September 15, 2019.
Their high-energy stage show remains the heart and soul of what they do best. The night will feature classic Gospel, Country and Patriotic music.
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.
The Oak Ridge Boys 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, Y’All Come Back Saloon 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. Their four-part harmonies and upbeat songs 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. In 2015 The Oak Ridge Boys were honored with induction into the esteemed and elite Country Music Hall of Fame.
When they come to the Walhalla Performing Arts Center, they will be performing material from their Lighting Rod Records album 17th Avenue Revival.
The album, released in March 2018, was produced by the critically acclaimed producer Dave Cobb.
Cobb’s 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.
The Oak Ridge Boys keep performing because they enjoy it.
“I feel like I can do what I do on stage just as good now as I could 20 years ago,” says tenor Joe Bonsall.” I plan to be rockin’ my tail off out there as long as I’m healthy. The people who come out, who bring their families to see us, deserve everything I’ve got.”
Bass singer Richard Sterban comments, “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.”