TUNE-IN ALERT: THE OAK RIDGE BOYS OPEN
48TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS WITH
2017 NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR ZACH WILLIAMS
Photos courtesy of Jamie Gilliam and Grant Exline
2017 GMA Dove Awards To Air Sunday, October 22 at 9/8c on TBN
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –
Country Music Hall of Famers and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The
Oak Ridge Boys, helped open the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards with 2017
New Artist of the Year, Zach Williams and gospel singer Travis Greene.
The group opened the awards show with a performance of Williams’ #1 hit
and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, “Chain Breaker.”
The Dove Awards, hosted by the Gospel Music Association, recognizes
the Gospel/Christian music community and its variety of styles. This
year, the GMA handed out honors in 39 categories.
A perennial road favorite, the Oaks remain on tour through the end of
the year, kicking off their 28th annual holiday tour on November 14 in
Branson, MO. The 2017 Christmas Celebration tour, which features several
songs from their new album, will take the group to 25 cities and 18
The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour:
Oct. 20 Innovation Amphitheater – Winder, Ga.
Oct. 21 Alabama Theatre – North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Oct. 26 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Oct. 27 French Lick Resort Casino – French Lick, Ind.
Oct. 31 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 01 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 02 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 03 Cherokee Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 04 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 07 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 09 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 11 The Colony Five Star Complex – The Colony, Texas
Nov. 14 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 15 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 16 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 17 Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, Ill.
Nov. 18 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel – Tama, Iowa
Nov. 19 Independence Historical Museum & Arts Center – Independence, KS
Nov. 24 Coronado Performing Arts Center – Rockford, Ill.
Nov. 25 Carson Center – Paducah, Ky.
Nov. 26 Stranahan Theater – Toledo, Ohio
Nov. 27 Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, N.J.
Nov. 29 Canton Palace Theatre – Canton, Ohio
Nov. 30 The Palace Theatre – Greensburg, Pa.
Dec. 01 Smoky Mountain Center for the Arts – Franklin, N.C.
Dec. 02 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Renfro Valley, Ky.
Dec. 03 Niswonger Performing Arts Center – Greeneville, Tenn.
Dec. 06 Tennessee Theatre – Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec. 07 The Center for the Performing Arts – Carmel, Ind.
Dec. 08 Southern Kentucky Performing Arts – Bowling Green, Ky.
Dec. 09 Gold Strike Casino Millennium Theatre – Robinsville, Miss.
Dec. 13 Vern Riffe Center for the Arts- Portsmouth, Ohio
Dec. 14 FireKeepers Casino Hotel – Battle Creek, Mich.
Dec. 15 Treasure Island Resort & Casino – Red Wing, Minn.
Dec. 16 Crystal Grand Music Theatre – Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Dec. 17 Star Plaza Theatre – Merrillville, Ind.
Dec. 18 The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts – Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
Dec. 19 Collins Center for the Arts – Orono, Maine
Dec. 20 The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, Conn.
Dec. 21 Luhrs Performing Arts Center – Shippensburg, Pa.
Dec. 22 The Capitol Center for the Arts – Concord, N.H.
Dec. 31 Rising Star Casino Resort – Rising Sun, Ind.
About The Oak Ridge Boys:
The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide,
are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and
country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the
country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and
nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award
at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee
Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the
Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are
known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical
successes. They have charted single after single and album after album,
celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits,
including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For
Kids,” “American Made,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For
more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge
Boys, please visit www.oakridgeboys.com.
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and
voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to
exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all
styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B,
Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Latin and more. The GMA
community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters,
radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and
other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and
IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please
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