This month marks the 35th anniversary of the release of one of The Oak Ridge Boys most popular albums, “Bobbie Sue”. The seventh album by the band was released on February 10, 1982. Its title track became a #1 Billboard country chart hit on April 3, 1982 and hit #12 on the Hot 100 singles chart.
The album also featured cover versions of two songs, the 1959 hit “So Fine”, a song initially recorded by the Fiestas, and “Up on Cripple Creek”, an original by The Band.
The Oak Ridge Boys have achieved a decorated career, winning five Grammy Awards, and multiple CMA, ACM and Dove Awards for their cross-over brand of pop, country and gospel music that spans multiple generations.
Made up of members Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, The Oak Ridge Boys are members of the Grand Ole Opry and achieved arguably country music’s highest honor in October 2015 when they were inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
The Oak Ridge Boys have given many command performances throughout their legendary career, from performing for King Gustaf of Sweden, to Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Monaco, to Her Royal Highness Princess Anne of Great Britain and five U.S. presidents: Carter, Reagan, H.W. Bush, Clinton and W. Bush.