Silver Dollar City has ramped up their fall celebration with their new Harvest Festival, presented by Humana®, during the day and Pumpkin Nights once the sun sets! The Harvest Festival features Craft Days with a vintage mercantile area called the Makers’ Market located in the Frisco Barn. The Makers’ Market showcases various artists and their work. New artisans with various skill sets are featured each week. In addition to Craft Days, the Harvest Festival also features a fall-themed menu with Pumpkin Fluff Churros, Glow-in-the-Dark beverages and cotton candy, pumpkin-shaped pretzels and more! The daily Harvest Festival is sure to keep you and your family entertained until the sun sets!
This past Friday, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys paid tribute to their friend and collaborator, Johnny Cash, at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 21st Annual Music Masters at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre in Cleveland. The Johnny Cash tribute concert, the pinnacle of a week of events paying tribute to the Man in Black, featured one-of-a-kind performances from The Oak Ridge Boys, Sam Bush, Paul Cauthen, Ana Cristina, Ira Dean, Nikki Lane, Terry McBride, Bill Miller, Charlie Worsham, Cash’s longtime drummer WS Holland, Mike Ness of Social Distortion, Eilen Jewell and L.A. punk band X, while John Carter Cash served as executive bandleader and keyboardist Tony Harrell as band director. Each year, the Music Masters series explores the legacy of one of those pioneering figures through a range of events that includes Museum exhibits, lectures, films, a major conference and a tribute concert benefiting the Rock Hall’s education department. Drawing together music experts, artists, fans and friends, these events aim to provide new perspectives on some of the most beloved and influential musicians of the past century. The Music Masters series began in 1996 when the museum paid tribute to Woody Guthrie with a 10-day celebration of his life and legacy. Other honorees have included Aretha Franklin, Muddy Waters, Fats Domino and Dave Bartholomew, Janis Joplin, Jimmie Rodgers and more. Christmas Celebration Tour 2016 Dates: Nov 1, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre Nov 3, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre Nov 9, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre Nov 10, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre Nov 15, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre Nov 16, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre Nov 17, 2016 Branson, Mo. The Mansion Theatre Nov 18, 2016 Biloxi, Miss. Golden Nugget Nov 19, 2016 Lake Charles, La. Golden Nugget Nov 20, 2016 Paris, Texas Love Civic Center Nov 25, 2016 Joplin, Mo. Joplin Memorial Hall Nov 26, 2016 Sioux Falls, S.D. Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Nov 27, 2016 Grand Forks, N.D. Chester Fritz Auditorium Nov 28, 2016 Minneapolis, Minn. State Theatre Nov. 29, 2016 Dubuque, Iowa Five Flags Center Nov 30, 2016 Milwaukee, Wisc. Milwaukee Theatre Dec 1, 2016 Portsmouth, Ohio. Vern Riffe Center For the Arts Dec 2, 2016 Renfro Valley, Ky. Dec 3, 2016 Wisconsin Dells, Wisc. Crystal Grand Music Theatre Dec 4, 2016 Mount Pleasant, Mich. Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort Dec 6, 2016 Lima, Ohio Crouse Performance Hall Dec 8, 2016 Meridian, Miss Riley Center for the Performing Arts Dec 9, 2016 The Villages, Fla. Dec 10, 2016 Sarasota, Fla. Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Dec 11, 2016 Ft. Pierce, Fla. Dec 12, 2016 Ft. Myers, Fla. Dec 13, 2016 Jacksonville, Fla. Florida Theatre Dec 14, 2016 Roanoke Rapids, N.C. The Roanoke Rapids Theater Dec 15, 2016 Hagerstown, MD Maryland Theater Dec 16, 2016 Wabash, Ind. Honeywell Center Dec 17, 2016 Akron, Ohio Akron Civic Center Dec 18, 2016 Merrillville, Ind. Star Plaza Theatre Dec 19, 2016 Green Bay, Wisc. Weidner Continue reading The Oak Ridge Boys Honor Johnny Cash at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s 21st Annual Music Masters
The Oak Ridge Boys Announce the Christmas Celebration Tour 2016 Grammy Award-winning Country Music Hall of Famers celebrate Christmas with timeless hits and holiday favorites NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 25, 2016) – Every year, a man with a white beard goes city to city giving the gift of Christmas joy, and his name is… William Lee Golden (were you expecting someone else?). For 27 years now, Country Music Hall of Fame members The Oak Ridge Boys have been a part of their fans’ holiday seasons with their annual Christmas tour. This year, the award-winning group will play to packed houses across America during the 2016 Christmas Celebration tour, which will take the group to two-dozen cities in 16 states, from the East to West Coast, November 1 through December 22 (see schedule below). A mixture of traditional and contemporary songs—including religious, romantic and fun holiday tunes—makes up the set list, which includes songs from the Oaks’ six bestselling Christmas CDs. A highlight of the evening is the much-loved ‘rocking chair’ segment where each BOY rocks by the fireplace and shares personal thoughts about Christmas. Oaks’ lead singer, Duane Allen, says, “Christmas is my favorite time of year. I love the positive things about the season…. the joy, happiness, giving, sharing, time with family, and gifts. The beautiful lights and decorations. Christmas music. Special food. And most of all the true meaning, which, of course, is celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. “Every year I look forward to taking our Christmas tour all over the USA. I hope everyone will come out this year and celebrate Christmas with The Oak Ridge Boys.” Known for their iconic and multi-platinum selling hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” and “Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight,” 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, whose unmistakable bass on the lyric “oom poppa, mow mow,” has become one of music’s most recognized sing-alongs on an international scale, 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. Christmas Celebration Tour 2016 Dates Nov 15, 2016 Branson, MO The Mansion Theatre Nov 16, 2016 Branson, MO The Mansion Theatre Nov 17, 2016 Branson, MO The Mansion Theatre Nov 18, 2016 Biloxi, LA Golden Nugget Biloxi Nov 19, 2016 Lake Charles, LA Golden Nugget Nov 20, 2016 Paris, TX Love Civic Center Nov 25, 2016 Joplin, MO Joplin Memorial Hall Nov 26, 2016 Sioux Falls, SD Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Nov 27, 2016 Grand Forks, ND Chester Fritz Auditorium Nov 28, 2016 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre Nov 30, 2016 Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee Continue reading The Oak Ridge Boys Announce the Christmas Celebration Tour 2016
CHARLE DANIELS BAND, EXILE, AND NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND SET TO PERFORM AT NIGHTLY CONCERTS AT NISSAN STADIUM DURING CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL The Oak Ridge Boys set to sing National Anthem on opening night at Nissan Stadium NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 8, 2016) – CMA Music Festival’s Nightly Concerts just got even bigger. CMA Announced via the CMA Music Festival app that Charlie Daniels Band, Exile, and Nitty Gritty Dirt Band will perform as part of the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium. In addition, Country Music Hall of Famers The Oak Ridge Boys will sing the National Anthem for the opening night of the Festival. They join previously announced fellow Country Music stars Jason Aldean, Frankie Ballard, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley, Clint Black, Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Brett Eldredge, Florida Georgia Line, Sam Hunt, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Marshall Tucker Band, Rascal Flatts, Thomas Rhett, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton, Ray Stevens, Cole Swindell, Steven Tyler, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Hank Williams, Jr., and Chris Young who will perform during the Festival’s Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium. Artists and schedules are subject to change. Daniels, who was announced March 29 as a 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, will lead the charge with the first set Thursday night. Thanks to the announcement on the CMA Music Festival app, fans are already clamoring over the news that the Nitty Gritty Dirt band joining the Saturday night lineup, and Exile hitting the stage Sunday. The 2016 CMA Music Festival runs Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12 in downtown Nashville. While the Festival boasts numerous free stages and unique fan experiences, the most anticipated events are the Nightly Concerts at Nissan Stadium, which sell out long before talent is announced. This year’s app is now available in the App Store for iPhone and Android and includes features that allow fans to create individual concert schedules and be the first to know which of their favorite stars will be appearing on the various Festival stages. Funds generated through CMA Music Festival ticket sales benefit music education. Since 2006, CMA and the CMA Foundation have donated more than $13.6 million to support sustainable music education initiatives across the country on behalf of the artists who participate in the event for free. Fans who were not able to purchase tickets to the Nightly Concerts are still able to enjoy non-stop music, fan engagement, and artist experiences through numerous FREE stages and events across town and by experiencing Fan Fair X in the Music City Center. Tickets to Fan Fair X are available now at CMAfest.com (Fan Fair X admission is included in four-day CMA Music Festival tickets). Fan Fair X tickets are $10 per day or $25 for a four-day pass. For the second year, fans will be able to purchase a four-day pass to the Fan Fair X that includes a general admission ticket to the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum that is good for use any day in 2016. The package deal is Continue reading CHARLE DANIELS BAND, EXILE, AND NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND SET TO PERFORM AT NIGHTLY CONCERTS AT NISSAN STADIUM DURING CMA MUSIC FESTIVAL
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE 2016 U.S. TOUR Iconic Country Music Hall of Fame Members Spotted Over Weekend Serenading Former President at Texas Restaurant NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 27, 2016) – Just like their 1983 mega-hit, The Oak Ridge Boys are “American Made,” and today the newest members of the Country Music Hall of Fame announce they are planning to bring their multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® Award winning repertoire of hits to an American city near you. Their 2016 United States tour will stretch all the way from Louisiana to California to Florida to Virginia. Performing over 150 dates per year for over 40 years, The Oak Ridge Boys are looking forward to bringing their critically acclaimed high-energy show to a city near you! For a full list of dates and information on how to buy tickets, visit www.oakridgeboys.com/tour. Known for their iconic and multi-platinum selling hit “Elvira,” along with other chart-toppers like “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” and “Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight,” 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, who’s unmistakable bass on the lyric “oom poppa, mow mow,” has become one of music’s most recognized sing-alongs an international scale, 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. In addition to their 2016 U.S. tour announcement, The Oak Ridge Boys revealed via Twitter on Sunday night (January 24), they met up for dinner with a notable U.S. couple — their long-time friends, former president George H.W. Bush and first lady Barbara Bush at Taste Of Texas restaurant in Houston, Texas. According to the group’s Joe Bonsall, The Oak Ridge Boys and the Bush’s enjoyed “a great meal with some lively and fun conversation,” and ended the night with a tableside serenade from The Oak Ridge Boys with a soulful version of “Feeling Mighty Fine,” a song off of the legendary group’s 1997 gospel album, Revival. 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 U.S. presidents: Carter, Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton and W. Bush. “We have been singing songs for George H.W. Bush since 1982 when he was Vice President, and our love for him has only grown over all of these years. We have stated many times that we are ALL better Americans for having known him and Barbara,” said Bonsall. “It was another memorable night for The Oak Ridge Boys… one that we will never forget. Thanks to the owners of Taste of Texas for hosting us Sunday night. It Continue reading THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ANNOUNCE 2016 U.S. TOUR
Oak Ridge Boys Sang For President George Bush While He Is Being Hospitalized. The Oak Ridge Boys have had many requests throughout their career, but a few days ago that got one they would never forget. President George Bush has been hospitalized for over a month and Barbara thought a call from the Oak Ridge Boys would be just the thing to lift his spirits. “Friday, The Oak Ridge Boys received the daily report from President Bush (41’s) staff. The report of his health was that he was improving each day. Then, we received another message, Barbara Bush requested that we call the President and sing to him! All of the Oak Ridge Boys are on vacation, but we all headed to our office upon hearing of this request. We called the President and sang for him. He asked to hear Elvira, so we sang that for him, and then we sang one verse of Amazing Grace.” – Duane Allen, The Oak Ridge Boys It is great to hear the President Bush is doing better and that the Oak Ridge Boys brightened his day!
The Oak Ridge Boys Debut New Christmas CD and Launch Tour! The Oak Ridge Boys are getting into the full swing of the holiday spirit this season by not only releasing a new Christmas album, but also launching new tour dates! The album, titled Christmas Time’s A-Coming, will release tomorrow, September 25th! An exclusive version of the album featuring two bonus tracks is already available, and can be purchased only at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. This release marks the groups sixth holiday release, but that doesn’t make it any less special to them. “The Oak Ridge Boys love Christmas music. For us, Christmas is about family, home, singing, happiness, love, kids and gifts. But, the main thing Christmas is about is the birth of Jesus Christ; when time quit numbering backwards and started counting forward. No other man has ever walked this Earth who reversed time. So, although we love singing the fun songs, the spiritual songs about “the birth” are very real for The Oak Ridge Boys,” Duane Allen, Oak Ridge Boys, lead singer. The Oak Ridge Boys will continue to cultivate their holiday spirit when they hit road in November and kick off their Christmas tour that’s 20 years in the running! Stay tuned for more details and find the album track listing below. Christmas Time’s A-Coming, Complete Track Listing 1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 2. Peterbilt Sleigh 3. Here Comes Santa Claus 4. Christmas Time’s A-Coming 5. White Christmas 6. All I Want For Christmas Is You 7. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town 8. Getting Ready For A Baby 9. Joy To The World 10. Mary, Did You Know? 11. Mary Had A Little Lamb 12. Glorious Impossible
The Oak Ridge Boys are back! For Christmas that is. The Oak Ridge Boys are back on the road this winter for their annual Christmas tour. This year they will tour from mid-November through December 22nd, hitting 18 states and 29 cities before topping it off with a grand celebration at the newly re-opened Gaylord Opryland Resort! The Boys are thrilled to be ending their holiday tour in Nashville. “It’s such an honor to play the last day of our tour this year in our hometown. It will provide a great opportunity for all of our local friends, fans and family to celebrate Christmas with The Oak Ridge Boys,” The Oaks’ Joe Bonsall explains, “we have been doing a full out Christmas tour since 1988, and since we last brought the tour to Nashville, our children have grown and we all have grandkids. The Boys are back home for Christmas in Nashville at Opryland…I’m not sure how it gets any better!” Country Music Photo Gallery
The Oak Ridge Boys cover White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army” The Oak Ridge Boys are coming out of quiet solitude with a surprising teaser. From the upcoming new album “The Boys Are Back” (May, 2009), the boys cover The White Stripes’ hit “Seven Nation Army”.I personally am not sure if this is dance/disco or if it’s more of a rock opera sound, but I do know it’s interesting to see that the boys can take on a tune like this and make it their own. I just don’t know how well it will be received by their core audience. Take a listen and weigh in your thoughts in the comments below. [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWSQ9YQa_6w] Country Music Photo Gallery