SEARCY, Ark. — Women for Harding presents The Oak Ridge Boys with special guest Jimmy Fortune of the Statler Brothers in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 in Benson Auditorium. The concert is part of the group’s 2018 “Shine the Light” tour.
The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet most well known for hits such as “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue” and “American Made.” The group consists of lead singer Duane Allen, bass Richard Sterban, baritone William Lee Golden, and tenor Joe Bonsall.
The group has scored 12 gold, three platinum and one double platinum album, plus one double platinum single, and has had more than a dozen national No. 1 singles and more than 30 top 10 hits. In 2015, The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, the highest honor in country music. The group has claimed nine Dove Awards, five Grammy Awards, and numerous Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association awards. The group was also awarded the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment by the Congressional Medal of Honor Society for its work with the American Legion.
“The Oak Ridge Boys have a rare knack of making the audiences feel special and that the performance is aimed right at them,” said Al Zar, owner of Stonebridge Productions and promotions manager for the event. “Each and every Oak Ridge Boys performance is as sincere and genuine as it gets. It’s warm and comfortable, patriotic and spiritual, and filled with great energy. It is a full evening of entertainment with friends.”
Tickets are $28, $38 and $48, and include Arkansas sales tax (no additional fees). Tickets can be purchased at www.hardingtickets.com. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will fund Women for Harding need-based scholarships.
Harding University is a private Christian, liberal arts university located in Searcy, Arkansas. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, it is the largest private university in the state. Harding’s student body represents all 50 states and 54 nations and territories. The University offers more than 100 undergraduate majors; graduate and professional degrees at the master’s, specialist and doctoral levels; as well as numerous study abroad opportunities including locations in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. For more information, visit www.harding.edu.