(KTTS News/Press Release) – A familiar group around Branson announced that they will be celebrating their 50th anniversary with a farewell tour.

The Oak Ridge Boys say that official tour dates for the American Made farewell tour have not been announced at this time.

“We are doing a farewell tour because we owe it to our fans to say goodbye,” shares William Lee Golden. “They have always been there for us through the good times and the bad. I will always be thankful to every person who came out to a show, bought a t-shirt, played our music, and overall, loved us enough to spend their hard-earned money whenever they could. This tour is for you!”

The Oak Ridge Boys have received four Academy of Country Music, two American Music, five Billboard, four Country Music Association, five Grammy, and twelve Gospel Music Association Dove awards, just to name a few.

They have achieved seventeen #1 hits.

They are members of the Grand Ole Opry, the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

The Oak Ridge boys are currently on tour, with a show tonight at The Mansion Theatre in Branson, and a show Friday in Jefferson City.

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