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 Theatre
Dec 1, 2016 Portsmouth, OH Vern Riffe Center For the Arts
Dec 3, 2016 Wisconsin Dells, WI Crystal Grand Music Theatre
Dec 4, 2016 Mount Pleasant, MI Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort
Dec 6, 2016 Lima, OH Crouse Performance Hall
Dec 8, 2016 Meridian, MS Riley Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 9, 2016 The Villages, FL Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center
Dec 10, 2016 Sarasota, FL Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
Dec 13, 2016 Jacksonville, FL Florida Theatre
Dec 14, 2016 Roanoke Rapids, NC The Roanoke Rapids Theater
Dec 15, 2016 Hagerstown, MD Maryland Theater
Dec 16, 2016 Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Dec 17, 2016 Akron, OH Akron Civic Center
Dec 18, 2016 Merrillville, IN Star Plaza Theatre
Dec 19, 2016 Green Bay, WI Weidner Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 20, 2016 Mason City, IA North Iowa Community Auditorium
Dec 21, 2016 Grand Island, NE Heartland Events Center
Dec 22, 2016 Burlington, IA PZAZZ! Convention and Event Center
About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball and 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 nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Richard Sterban, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Joe Bonsall—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 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,” among dozens more. A multi-genre cross-over act, they are members of the GMA Hall of Fame and they are recipients of the President’s Award from the Southern Gospel Music Guild. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit www.oakridgeboys.com.