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Oak Ridge Boys to play the Grand Ole Opry

3:37 PM, Jul 9, 2011   |    comments
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Nashville, Tenn. - The Oak Ridge Boys were invited Friday night to play the Grand Ole Opry.

The country music group made up of William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Richard Sterban, and Duane Allen will be formally inducted into the Opry on Saturday, August 6th.

After the Oaks performed "Y'all Come Back Saloon," 62-year-old Opry member Little Jimmy Dickens surprised the group by walking on stage dressed as 4'11" William Lee Golden, including long hair and sunglasses.

Bonsall spoke for the group in accepting the invitation.

"This is a brotherhood and a sisterhood like any other," said Bonsall.

"We have been friends of the Opry for a long time, and we'll get on our bus later and let this process, and I guess we'll have until August 6th to let it sink in."

The group's four-part harmonies and upbeat songs have spawned dozens of country hits.

They've earned multiple Grammy, CMA, ACM, and Dove awards during their three decades as a group.

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