Oak Ridge Boys

I like to think of things in the dead of night

Loud things. 

Specifically, I like to think of banging through the front door of parties at college and immediately shouting to anyone on the other side, “I JUST SPENT THE LAST FOUR HOURS GIVING HEAD TO THE OAK RIDGE BOYS. NOW IT’S TIME TO SIT BACK AND RELAX WITH AN ICE COLD MILLER BEER.”


Thank God For Kids —Oak Ridge Boy’s (by doronron100)


Chris Janson and Lindsay Ell celebrated the release of OPRY 9.0, Vol II: Discoveries From The Circle with performances last week at the Grand Ole Opry. Both artists performed music from the EP, were presented with commemorative plaques marking the release, and signed copies of the project in The Opry Shop following the show.

Janson returned to the Opry stage after his own set to perform along with Opry member group and Country Music Hall Of Famers the Oak Ridge Boys on their classic, “Elvira.” Having donned an Oak Ridge Boys t-shirt for the performance, Janson was surprised when the group’s members revealed they were wearing Janson tees under their stage wear.


Blake Shelton - Doing It To Country Songs (Animated)


On this day in music history: July 11, 1960 - “Alley-Oop” by The Hollywood Argyles hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by Dallas Frazier, it is the biggest hit for the Los Angeles studio band created by producer Gary Paxton. Having previously scored hits as one half of the duo Skip And Flip (“It Was I”, “Cherry Pie”), record producer and singer Gary Paxton  comes up with the idea of forming another group to mask his identity. Still under contract to Brent Records, Paxton creates the shadow group The Hollywood Argyles, named after the street Arygyle Street, off of Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. During this time, Paxton meets producer Kim Fowley and they form a production company called Maverick Music, initially conducting business from a pay phone booth at a Chevron gas station. They find the song “Alley Oop”, a novelty tune written by country songwriter Dallas Frazier (a friend of Paxton’s) about the caveman comic strip character. Recording with local studio musicians, “Alley-Oop” is released through Los Angeles based  Lute Records. The record quickly become a hit in L.A. and other cities, but because Lute does not have a distributor in New York, they soon find that they have competition. Madison Records founder Larry Uttal (later founding Private Stock Records) releases a cover of “Alley-Oop” by Dante And The Evergreens. The Hollywood Argyles version stomps the competition. Entering the Hot 100 at #85 on May 30, 1960, it races to the top of the chart six weeks later. The Evergreens version stalls at #15 before The Hollywood Argyles hit the top on July 11, 1960. The Argyles are short lived when Gary Paxton feels he hasn’t been paid properly by Lute Records for the huge hit. He forms his own label Garpax Records, later producing the chart topping single “The Monster Mash” for Bobby “Boris” Pickett in 1962. Kim Fowley later discovers and produces The Runaways, working with a number of other groups. Dallas Frazier continues to have a successful songwriting career. The Oak Ridge Boys cover his song “Elvira” in 1981, scoring a Platinum selling country and pop crossover smash with it. “Alley-Oop” is certified Gold in the US by the RIAA.

PTX Project Time Line ❤️

October 5, 1988- Kevin Oluwole Olusola is born
April 17, 1989- Avriel Benjamin Kaplan is born
September 17, 1991- Scott Richard Hoying is born
May 16, 1992- Kirstin Taylor Maldonado is born
July 24, 1992- Mitchell Coby Michael Grassi is born
April 28, 2010- Trio uploads their first cover on YouTube
June 30, 2010- Video of trio singing Telephone at Choir Concert is uploaded to YouTube
June 4, 2011- PTX is formed
June 5, 2011- PTX auditions for the sing off
November 28, 2011- PTX wins season 3 of the Sing Off
January 10, 2012- First YouTube Cover (Moves Like Jagger) is uploaded
June 26, 2012- PTX Vol. I is released
November 13, 2012- PTXmas is released
March 12, 2013- Radioactive (ft. Lindsey Stirling) is released
April 15, 2013- Evolution of Music is released
May 24, 2013- PTXOfficial hits 1 million subscribers
July 16, 2013- Wizard of Ahhs w/ Todrick Hall is released
August 13, 2013- Superfruit is started
October 20, 2013- Kirstin and Jeremy start dating
October 24, 2013- Evolution of Beyonce is released
November 4, 2013- Daft Punk music video is released
November 4, 2013- Performance of The Ellen Show
November 5, 2013- PTX Vol. II is released
November 7, 2013- PTXOfficial hits 2 million subscribers
December 5, 2013- PTXOfficial hits 3 million subscribers
December 9, 2013- Scott and Mitch adopt Wyatt Blue
December 30, 2013- PTXOfficial hits 4 million subscribers
February 7, 2014- Performance on Sesame Street
March 2, 2014- PTXOfficial hits 5 million subscribers
July 5, 2014- The first session of A Cappella Academy begins
August 3, 2014- PTXOfficial hits 6 million subscribers
August 4, 2014- ‘We Are Ninjas’ music video is released
September 10, 2014- Kirstin and Jeremy adopt Olaf
September 23, 2014- PTX Vol. III is released
October 21, 2014- That’s Christmas to Me is released
November 27, 2014- Performance at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
December 4, 2014- First Grammy nomination for Daft Punk
December 8, 2014- Performance at Kennedy Center Honors award in honor of Tom Hanks
December 10, 2014- That’s Christmas to Me goes gold
December 10, 2014- PTXOfficial hits 7 million subscribers
December 23, 2014- Sup3rfruit hits 1 million subscribers
December 24, 2014- That’s Christmas to Me goes platinum
December 31, 2014- PTX performs on NYRE
February 8, 2015- First Grammy Win for Daft Punk
February 25, 2015- On My Way Home Tour begins
March 6, 2015- Kevin releases ‘The Renegade EP’
April 28, 2015- PTXOfficial hits 8 million subscribers
May 15, 2015- Pitch Perfect 2 is released with PTX as guest stars
June 8, 2015- Scott and Mitch appear on the Grace Helbig Show
June 9, 2015- PTX started saying #s**n
June 14, 2015- Performance on Disney Channel show ‘K.C. Undercover’
June 18, 2015- On My Way Home Documentary released
June 22, 2015- Evolution of Michael Jackson is released
July 1, 2015- Kirstin launches her website/blog
July 4, 2015- PTXOfficial reaches 1 billion views
July 11, 2015- First show of Piece by Piece Tour opening for Kelly Clarkson
October 1, 2015- PTXOfficial hits 9 million subscribers
October 16, 2015- Pentatonix (self-titled album) is released
October 20, 2015- Performance on Today Show
October 21, 2015- Performance on Sprout
October 23, 2015- First #1 Album on Billboard
October 30, 2015- That’s Christmas to Me Deluxe is released
November 4, 2015- Performance on CMA Awards to honor Oak Ridge Boys
November 22, 2015- Star Wars Medley at AMAs
November 30, 2015- Performance on Charlie Brown 50th Christmas Special
December 2, 2015- Performance at Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
December 3, 2015- Performance on CMA Country Christmas
December 7, 2015- Second Grammy Nomination for Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
December 21, 2015- Empire State Building lights up to Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
December 31, 2015- PTX performs on NYRE
January 24, 2016- PTXOfficial hits 10 million subscribers
February 1, 2016- Kevin releases collaborative project “Triptyq”
February 2, 2016- Nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award
February 8, 2016- Pentatonix goes gold
February 8, 2016- Scott and Mitch appear on Gay Skit Happens
February 9, 2016- PTX announces world tour
April 13, 2016- Pentatonix World Tour begins

PLEASE ADD ANYTHING WE MAY HAVE MISSED & SEND IN WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THESE EVENTS TO GET INTO THE BOOK 😋❤️ @superfruitisfcute spent like her whole damn day on this btw 😂


Home Free - Elvira (Feat The Oak Ridge Boys)

OPB: The Oak Ridge Boys

Album: Country Evolution

Duane Allen from The Oak Ridge Boys reached out to Tim Foust (Bass for Home Free) to collaborate. Geoff Castellucci (VoicePlay’s Bass) had a killer arrangement of The Oak Ridge Boys’ hit “Elvira” which Tim later tailored for Home Free and The Oak Ridge Boys and the result is just AMAZING

I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR HOME FREE TO DO THIS SONG and with The actual group that originally performed it is just the icing on the cake!! It’s like an Elvira remix

This track is available on Home Free’s upcoming album “Country Evolution” if you pre-order on iTunes you instantly get this as well as “Summer In the Country” and “Honey I’m Good”

Standard - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/country-evolution/id1030083844

Deluxe - https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/country-evolution-deluxe-edition/id1030089050


Home Free - Elvira (feat. The Oak Ridge Boys)


Seven Nation Army - Oak Ridge Boys

this rocks so hardcore!  Like when Johnny Cash did ‘Hurt’

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The Oak Ridge Boys – “Y’all Come Back Saloon”
From an October 9, 1982 concert in Pine Bluff, Arkansas that was filmed for an HBO special. You can watch the full performance here.
This song was their first hit on the country chart, reaching #3 in 1977. It was writen by Sharon Vaughn.