Oak Ridge Boys bring their signature sound to Potter Center – finally!

May 3, 2022

This concert was scheduled back in 2020 before the pandemic hit, and now it is finally happening! The Oak Ridge Boys will bring their signature sound to the Potter Center stage Saturday, May 7 at 7 p.m. You recognize their sound, and the music loved by audiences for four decades.

The Oak Ridge Boys promise a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban comprise one of country music’s truly legendary acts. Members of the Grand Ole Opry (2011), the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015) and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2000), the Oaks have a string of hits that includes the Country-Pop chart-topper “Elvira,” as well as “Bobbie Sue,” “Dream On,” “Thank God for Kids,” “American Made,” and many others.

Their career has spanned not only decades but also formats. In 1978, their breakthrough album from Gospel into the mainstream, “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” produced by Ron Chancey for ABC Records, brought their first Number One single, “I’ll Be True to You.” The year before, Paul Simon had tapped them to sing backup for his hit “Slip Slidin’ Away.” In the decades to follow, the Oaks have recorded with George Jones, Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Roy Rogers, Billy Ray Cyrus, Bill Monroe, Ray Charles, Leon Russell, Merle Haggard, Blake Shelton and Shooter Jennings, the son of their old friend Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter.

The latter led to a relationship with now multiple award-winning producer Dave Cobb. The Oaks recorded their first album with Cobb in 2009, covering a White Stripes song and receiving accolades from rock reviewers. Since that time, they have recorded four albums with Cobb.

Altogether, the Oaks have scored 12 gold, three platinum, and one double platinum album — plus one double platinum single — and had more than a dozen national Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits selling more than 41 million albums.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performance! Tickets for the Oak Ridge Boys start at $30 and are available by calling the Potter Center Box Office at 517.796.8600, or online at www.jccmi.edu/pottercenter.