Venue: The Gordie Brown Showroom
129 East Fremont
Las Vegas, NV
Show Dates: April 24, 2015
Show Times: 8pm
Age Restriction: 5
Show Length: 90 minutes
Starting at $79.85
Although The Oak Ridge Boys have changed their lineup and even their musical style several times over their long history, one thing has remained the same -- their popularity.
The Oak Ridge Boys first formed in 1945, becoming one of the top gospel music groups in the country. It wasn't until 1961 that the band started to incorporate other genres of music.
By the late '60s, with more than 30 members having come and gone, The Oak Ridge Boys underwent a makeover, growing their hair long and singing almost nothing but pop-oriented material.
And by 1973, the group switched gears again and made their first entry in the country charts with a cover of Johnny Cash's "Praise the Lord and Pass the Soup." In 1977, the group decided to switch over completely to secular music, beginning with the hit singles "Y'All Come Back Saloon" and "You're the One."
Their string of hits over the next decade included the pop chart-topper "Elvira," as well as "Bobbie Sue," "Dream On," "Thank God for Kids," "American Made," "I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes," "Fancy Free," "Gonna Take a Lot of River" and many others.
In 1991, The Oak Ridge Boys had one more Top 10 hit, "Lucky Moon," but the group had all but disappeared from the country charts by the end of 1992.
However, in 2002 the group signed with a new label and released a gospel album in 2005, followed by a Christmas album and they were back on the music scene.
The group was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 2011 and in May 2012, The Oak Ridge Boys made a return to their Southern gospel roots with the release of "Back Home Again."
The Oak Ridge Boys continue to tour and record and have maintained their popularity and reputation as one of music's great institutions.