The Oak Ridge Boys
About The Oak Ridge Boys
The Oak Ridge Boys is a chart-topping pop-country and gospel quartet whose roots date back to the ’40s, but whose current lineup solidified in the ’70s.
∙ In 1961, the band changed their name from The Oak Ridge Quartet, which they had used since 1945, to the more modern-sounding The Oak Ridge Boys.
∙ Talk About the Good Times earned the band their first of five Grammy Awards—this one for Best Gospel Performance—in 1970.
∙ “I’ll Be True to You,” from their groundbreaking 1977 album, Y’all Come Back Saloon, gave The Oak Ridge Boys their first of 17 Billboard Hot Country Singles chart-toppers.
∙ Their 1981 No. 1 Country hit “Elvira” not only won ACM and CMA Awards for Single of the Year, but it also won the 1982 Grammy for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
∙ Along with The Fisk Jubilee Singers and Edwin Hawkins, they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000.
∙ In 2011, The Oak Ridge Boys became members of the Grand Ole Opry—66 years after the original group first performed on an Opry broadcast.
∙ The band was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame by Kenny Rogers in 2015.
ORIGINOak Ridge, TN