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The Oak Ridge Boys

August 23rd, 2014

Formed:
1947 in Oak Ridge, TN

Genre:
Country

Years Active:
'40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s




The Oak Ridge Boys

Biography

One of the longest-running groups in country music, the Oak Ridge Boys started life as a gospel quartet before gradually modernizing their style and moving into secular country-pop. Yet even at the height of their popularity in the late '70s and early '80s — when they were big enough to cross over to the pop charts — their sound always remained deeply rooted in country gospel harmony. Their existence dates all the way back to World War II, circa 1942-1943, when a Knoxville, TN, group began performing gospel songs in nearby Oak Ridge, the home of an atomic bomb research facility. The group's members also performed in a larger aggregation called Wally Fowler & the Georgia Clodhoppers, which recorded for Capitol. However, lead singer Fowler decided to focus on gospel music in 1945. Dubbed the Oak Ridge Quartet, the group first appeared at the Grand Ole Opry that year and made their first recordings in 1947 with a lineup of Fowler, Lon “Deacon” Freeman, Curly Kinsey, and Johnny New.

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Thank God for Kids Definitive Collection 2:33 $1.29
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Y'all Come Back Saloon Oak Ridge Boys: Greatest Hi.. 2:54 $1.29
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Bobbie Sue 20th Century Masters – The .. 2:53 $1.29
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Elvira (Single Version) Definitive Collection 2:39 $1.29
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American Made (Single Version) Definitive Collection 2:39 $1.29
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Leaving Louisiana In the Broad Dayli.. Definitive Collection 2:59 $1.29
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I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head.. 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:25 $1.29
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Trying to Love Two Women 20th Century Masters – The .. 2:27 $1.29
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Bobbie Sue (Single Version) Definitive Collection 2:51 $1.29
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No Matter How High It’s Only Natural 3:19 $0.99
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I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head.. Definitive Collection 3:24 $1.29
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Fancy Free (Single Version) Definitive Collection 3:38 $1.29
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Trying to Love Two Women (Single Ver.. Definitive Collection 2:27 $1.29
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Sail Away Oak Ridge Boys: Greatest Hi.. 3:31 $1.29
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Come On In Oak Ridge Boys: Greatest Hi.. 2:57 $0.99
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I'll Be True to You 20th Century Masters – The .. 3:37 $1.29
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Because He Lives Gospel Journey 3:42 $1.29
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Daddy Sang Bass Oak Ridge Boys Collection 2:33 $0.99
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Elvira Gold 2:39 $1.29
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You're the One (Single Version) Definitive Collection 2:58 $1.29

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