Oak Ridge Boys Are Honored For Their Singing Of The 'National Anthem'
July 19, 2012 at 8:21 AM (PT)
THE OAK RIDGE BOYS have been appointed as ‘the official leading singers of “The Star Spangled Banner,” by the NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL. The OAKS were recognized while performing at the GRAND OLE OPRY, presented the award by GAYLORD Country WSM-A/NASHVILLE personality EDDIE STUBBS.
“The OAK RIDGE BOYS have been global ambassadors of AMERICAN music and culture for decades,” states NMC Director Dr. DAVID SANDERS. “Cultural diplomacy is more important now than ever before, and this designation is a way for us to highlight the role that musicians, creators, and artists play in bettering our nation’s relationship with the world.”
DUANE ALLEN of THE OAK RIDGE BOYS added, “Just reading the proclamation gives me chills. The NATIONAL MUSIC COUNCIL represents all of the major music organizations in AMERICA. THE OAK RIDGE BOYS enjoy the privilege of leading in the singing of our National Anthem. We love to hear an entire football stadium singing it with gusto with us. Being designated is a huge honor, and we are humbled to be selected by the NMC.”
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