The Oak Ridge Boys are bringing their Front Porch Singin' Tour to the Peoria Civic Center Theater on November 11!
The Oak Ridge Boys’
career has spanned over four decades covering multiple genres and are known for
their hit songs such as Elvira, Dream On, and Bobbie Sue.
The original quartet,
based in Knoxville Tennessee, began performing and gospel music in 1945. By the
mid-fifties, they were named one of the best gospel artists in the nation by Time magazine.
Members came and went
over the years, but by the mid-seventies, the present-day group of Duane Allen,
Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sturban officially came together. Soon
after, the group achieved great success with their pivot towards country music.
The group has since
earned Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards; one double platinum, three platinum,
and 12 gold albums; and over 30 top ten hits with 12 national number one
group has recorded with a variety of other artists such as George Jones, Brenda
Lee, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bill Monroe, Ray Charles, Shooter
Jennings, and Paul Simon.
In 2015, the Oak
Ridge Boys were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville,