Oak Ridge Boys Receive Southern Gospel Music Honor

Posted by Stephanie Myers on 02/26/2010


Southern Gospel Music Guild President Judy Nelson announced Oak Ridge Boys as the 2010 recipients of the SGMG President’s Honor on Thursday.
The Oak Ridge Boys — Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban — will accept the honor during the SGMG Harmony Honors Celebration Concert at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel in Nashville on April 19. The event showcasees artists with outstanding accomplishments over the past year, including award nominations as well as radio airplay and touring success.
“I have always felt that it was a huge honor to be recognized by your hometown or from one's roots. Gospel music is the foundation of The Oak Ridge Boys' music, Southern style quartet music. I would like to thank all of the former members of The Oak Ridge Boys' organization for laying the groundwork for all of us, and to offer my deepest gratitude to the SGMG for this wonderful honor,” said Duane Allen, founding member of The Oak Ridge Boys.
The Oak Ridge Boys have had many accomplishments throughout their 40 year career: numerous Gold and Platinum albums, more than a dozen No. 1 singles and more than 30 Top Ten hits.