Today’s Oak Ridge Boys, Richard Sterban, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Joe Bonsall came together in 1973. The group started as gospel singers, became a top act in country music and then crossed over to pop with “Elvira” in 1981. The song became the group’s fourth No. 1 country hit, reached No. 5 on the pop charts, won the group a Grammy® award and went on to become one of only a handful of singles ever to go double platinum.
The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits; Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards; and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring three decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to bear on a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.
The group celebrated another history-making milestone on August 6, 2011, when they were officially inducted into the Grand Ole Opry®, the revered home of country music.