The Oak Ridge Boys will play the East Arkansas Community College Fine Arts Center in Forrest City on Saturday (March 12) as part of the college’s Spotlight Series for the 2015-2016 Season.
The Oak Ridge, Tenn.-based quartet can trace their roots back to 1943’s Wally Fowler and the Georgia Clodhoppers, which would begin recording as the Oak Ridge Quartet by 1947. They achieved their greatest fame throughout the 1970s and 1980s with the lineup of William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban, and Joe Bonsall, who have been recording and performing together since 1973.
Under the current construction, the Oak Ridge Boys have won multiple Grammies, Academy of Country Music, and Country Music Association Awards, as well as several GMA Dove Awards for their work in gospel music. In 2000, they were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame followed by the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
Since 1973, they’ve scored 17 No. 1 hits on Billboard’s U.S. Hot Country Chart, including “Elvira,” “American Made,” “Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight,” and “I Guess It Never Hurts to Hurt Sometimes.”
Saturday’s performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. with ticket prices ranging from $31.20 to $39.