Oak Ridge Boys

     

Went to the Oak Ridge Boys show on April 2, 2008.  The show was a 2 hour long - non stop high energy thrill ride.  We were treated to songs like "Come On In", "Dream On", "Fancy Free", and "My Baby Is American Made".  Some special moments to mention include when they sang "Thank God For Kids".  They had a large screen at the rear of the stage they showed pictures and video while they sang.  It was nice to see the Oaks shaking hands with lots of people during "Touch A Hand, Make A Friend".  They came out into the audience to shake as many hands as they could.  

Several times throughout the show, the band was spotlighted.  Lead Guitar Don Carr was fantastic.  Joe Bonsall of the Oaks, floated all over the stage.  In many of the pictures you can see him back with the band, or dancing on stage.  William Lee Golden sang a wonderful song about the Ozarks.  It prompted a standing ovation.  Of course lets not forget Duane Allen and Richard Sterban.  The Oak Ridge Boys really know how to put on a show.

After about an hour of singing they turned to Gospel.  "Amazing Grace" was inspirational.  I  especially liked the way they sang for and highlighted the fighting men and women  overseas, but also the ones that serve and protect right here at home.  

The last 20 minutes of the show were dedicated to fun.  Singing songs like "Elvira", "Bobbie Sue", "Hard To Be Cool In A Minivan" - a song that I certainly could relate to when I had my minivan.  Somehow with Branson Mom in the van though, I was cool.   Many of the songs during the show brought the crowd to their feet.  It's clear to see why these guys have been around so long and still popular across the generations.  

 These guys are truly wonderful. To make sure you get a chance to see the show, go to BransonQuicktix.com or call 417-239-4274.  Tell them you read the review on Bransonmom.com and you will get $0.50 off an adult ticket.

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