THE OAK RIDGE BOYS ARE OFFICIALLY PATRIOTIC:

16 Dec

WSM’s Eddie Stubbs announced The National Music Council proclaimed the ambassadors of American culture The Oak Ridge Boys as the official leading singers of America’s National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner” recognizing  the group’s contribution to the preservation American music Advancement of musical culture & Celebrating the global diversity of music traditions. NMC Director Dr. David Sanders said “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. The singing of the Star Spangled Banner is emblematic not only of the pride we all take in our own country, but also of the appreciation and respect we have for other cultures and musical genres that have played such an important role in shaping America’s own, distinctive musical voice.”

Oak Ridge Boys member Duane Allen said “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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