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Just in Time for the Season of Giving
WESTPORT, Conn. (November 28, 2011) – Pull out your "Elvira" records, the Oak Ridge Boys are back. Kicking off a 31-city holiday concert tour and a television special that will air Thanksgiving weekend, the Boys are making all the stops this season to support children in need through Save the Children's child sponsorship programs.
Recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the four members of this legendary country music group — Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban — will bring the toe tappin' straight across the US from November 15-December 21. Starting out in Branson, MO, the band will perform holiday favorites and mix in their own classic songs, including the chart-topping hit "Elvira" and their newly-released single, "What'cha Gonna Do."
For those who miss them on the stage, the Oak Ridge Boys will bring their holiday music into homes this holiday season, with a half-hour television special airing on the Inspiration Network and in local markets including New York, Chicago, San Francisco and many others throughout the month of December. The holiday special will also be on Save the Children's YouTube channel. The night of entertainment will include CMT Insider host Katie Cook, a long-time child sponsor through Save the Children, and the Oak Ridge Boys' Christmas favorites.
"Oak Ridge Boys fans may be interested to know that Save the Children began its work right here in the US, to help the children of Appalachia during the Great Depression," said Carolyn Miles, President & CEO of Save the Children. "Child sponsorship is a key way to help children in need, not only during the holidays but all year round and we are grateful that the Oak Ridge Boys are helping us to spread the message this season."
Oak Ridge Boys member Duane Allen says teaming with the organization is an honorable and purposeful mission. "For less than a dollar a day, one can help a child. There's no need for any child to suffer from poverty, but in reality, there are millions who need our help. The hope of the Oak Ridge Boys is that with Save the Children, we can continue to provide assistance because children are our greatest resource," Allen explains.
Be sure to check your local listings throughout the holiday season to see the Oak Ridge Boys half hour special.
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