Oak Ridge Boys – Ultimate Music Collection
• A collection of original recordings from the Gospel/Country greats, the Oak Ridge Boys
The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits, including Elvira, Bobbie Sue and American Made. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been.
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.
The lineup which produced their most world-famous and most well-known country and crossover hits (such as “Elvira”, “Bobbie Sue” and “American Made”) consists of Duane Allen (lead), Joe Bonsall (tenor), William Lee Golden (baritone), and Richard Sterban (bass). Golden and Allen joined the group in the mid-1960s, and Sterban and Bonsall joined in the early 1970s. Aside from an eight-year gap (1987–95) when Golden left the group and was replaced, this lineup has been together since 1973 and continues to tour and record.
Because of Him
The Old Country Church
I Know Who Holds Tomorrow
When I Lay My Burdens Down
My Heavenly Father Watches Over Me
Lead Me To Calvary
You’ll Never Walk Alone
In The Shelter of His Arms
On the Sunny Banks