The Oak Ridge Boys (Band)

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The Oak Ridge Boys
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Alternative Name The Oak Ridge Quartet
Group Members Joe Bonsall
Duane Allen
William Lee Golden
Richard Sterban
Past Group Members Tommy Fairchild
Wally Fowler
Noel Fox
Smitty Gatlin
Curley Kinsey
Jim Hamill
Herman Harper
Gary McSpadden
Ron Page
Steve Sanders
Willie Wynn
Music Genre (Text) Country
southern gospel
Music Genre Country
Origin Oak Ridge, Tennessee
Year(s) Active 1947–present
Official Websites
Associated Acts Johnny Cash
The Statler Brothers
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The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s as the Oak Ridge Quartet. They became popular in southern gospel during the 1950s. Their name was officially changed to the Oak Ridge Boys in the early 1960s, and they remained a gospel group until the mid-1970s, when they changed their image and concentrated on country music.

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83 Credits »
1998 The Oak Ridge Boys: Live from Las Vegas Series Regular
1962 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Musical Guest
2014 The Heart of Country: How Nashville Became Music City USA -
2012 One Hit Wonderland -
2011 Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years -
2010 Dirty Girl -
2010 The Marty Stuart Show -
2003 A Guy Thing -
1993 The Beverly Hillbillies -
1987 Dolly -
1986 20th Annual Music City News Awards -


681 Songs »
1 Elvira 2001
2 Thank God for Kids
3 Y'all Come Back Saloon 1977
4 Carry on Wayward Son
5 American Made 1995
6 Bobbie Sue
7 Seven Nation Army 200
8 Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight 1979
9 The Old Country Church
10 You'll Never Walk Alone
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

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