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Oak Ridge Boys fair headliner

The Oak Ridge Boys will headline at the Lawrence County Fair for Bicentennial Day on Thursday, July 14.

The Oak Ridge Boys will headline at the Lawrence County Fair for Bicentennial Day on Thursday, July 14.

 

William Lee Golden’s baritone on the Oak Ridge Boys’ “Elvira,” makes the song more than just popular. It has become an iconic part of the repertoire of the world-famous American country and gospel quartet.

The group dates back to the 1940s and then got involved in 1950s in southern gospel. In the mid 1970s they switched their image and focused on country music.

Now their repertoire of “Bobbie Sue” and “American Made” always brings the fans out.

The quartet will headline at the Lawrence County Fair for Bicentennial Day on Thursday, July 14.

The concert is a partnership between the Lawrence County Agricultural Society and the Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce. This is the year the county celebrates the 200th birthday of its founding when Burlington was the first county seat.

“For the Bicentennial Celebration we wanted to bring something to Lawrence County that would bring a lot of people together under the same place,” Shirley Dyer, chamber executive director, said. “The Bicentennial Committee decided it would be a great thing. The county commission has been very supportive.”

In October of 2015, the quartet was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Right now VIP passes are for sale for $1,000 through the chamber. They offer four commemorative bicentennial T-shirts; four of the collectible bicentennial lapel pins and bicentennial wooden nickels; four VIP tickets to the concert with comfortable seating in a covered tent with snacks and refreshments provided, reserved parking and a meet-and-greet with the quartet; four tickets to the VIP night early showing at the November festival of trees; and four VIP tickets to the birthday celebration at the courthouse on Dec. 20.

For more information contact Dyer at 740-377-4550.