Wednesday 4th August 2004
Veteran group The Oak Ridge Boys record first ever acoustic album.
SOUTHERN GOSPEL and country veterans The Oak Ridge Boys will be
releasing their first acoustic album on Spring Hill. 'The Journey'
features songs such as "Saving Grace", about an elderly couple's
struggle with Alzheimer's disease, "My Girl Friday", about a divorced
father, and "Someplace Green", conveying a longing for small town
life. Unlike the Oak Ridge Boys' previous releases targeted primarily
at Christian retail, 'The Journey' is being promoted in the mainstream
country marketplace. Said the group's Duane Allen, "We have always
wanted to do an acoustic album. When people think of an acoustic album
they think, 'They are going to sit on stools and get all laid-back.'
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