The Grammy-winning Oak Ridge Boys are among those taking part in this weekend's Fourth Annual MCA Music at the Mill, 300 North Maple St., in nearby Lebanon.
The benefit show sponsored by McClain Christian Academy will get under way at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, and in addition to country favorites the Oaks, the bill also includes Michael W. Smith, Ricky Skaggs, Ray Stevens, Sal Gonzalez, Deborah Allen and Rachel Bradshaw, daughter of an NFL living legend, Terry Bradshaw.
“The Oak Ridge Boys are honored to join the amazing acts for this year’s MCA Music at the Mill," shared lead singer Duane Allen in a Jan. 31 correspondence with Examiner.com. " We are supporters of our number one natural resource, our children. The Oaks give back from the success we have had to help children have a place to get a great education. ..."
Proceeds from the show will benefit the nonprofit McClain Christian Academy. Per the Oaks' PR camp, the performance is just one of many appearances and special events planned during the 40th anniversary celebration for the award-winning Oak Ridge Boys.
“We are excited beyond measure in having The Oak Ridge Boys perform at The Mill," shared McClain Christian Academy Headmaster Charles Poston. "The intent of McClain Christian Academy is to prepare the young minds of all its students for leadership and to prepare their hearts for service. It is committed to being an innovator in education, creating a Christ-centered environment where knowledge, understanding and wisdom prepare its students to live a life of success, honor and service,”
Ticket info: As with previous years, this Saturday’s show is expected to be another sold-out event and seating is limited. The venue offers four seating options: Section C General Admission (Chairs Only), $50; Section B Reserved Table Seating, $75; Section A VIP Reserved Table Seating with Dinner, $125; and Section A Platinum VIP Reserved Front Venue Table Seating, Meet & Greet with Artists & Dinner, $150.
For ticket information, please call 615-375-MCA7 or visit the academy's official website.
More about The Oak Ridge Boys
The Oak Ridge Boys, whose lineup comprises Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their string of hits includes the pop chart-topper "Elvira," as well as "Dream On," "Thank God For Kids," "American Made," "I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes" and "Leaving Louisiana In The Broad Daylight," among many others.
The quartet's accrued 12 gold, three platinum and one double-platinum album; plus, one double-platinum single, and had more than a dozen national No. 1 singles and 30-plus top-10 songs.
The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of the Oak Ridge Boys have earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades.
- Video bonus: To spy The Oaks' Joe Bonsall and William Lee Golden discussing the enduring appeal of one of their biggest hits, "Elvira," please access the clip embedded with this post.