The Oak Ridge Boys—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban—are getting a jump on the Christmas season by announcing the release of their new holiday album and upcoming tour.
Produced by Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton), the new holiday album, Down Home Christmas, will be released on Oct. 25. The 10-song offering features classics like “Silent Night” and “Amazing Grace” with newly penned songs by some of Nashville’s top songwriters.
In addition, the Oaks will once again celebrate the Christmas season with their 30th annual holiday tour. Kicking off on Nov. 13 in Branson, Mo., the Down Home Christmas Tour will make more than 30 stops.
“Down Home Christmas is a project that we are happy to share with the world and, rest assured, you will hear these songs on our upcoming 30th annual Christmas tour,” says Joe Bonsall. “The instrumentation is sparse, yet incredibly put together, and the vocals are rich and vibrant. Many of the songs were freshly written by a stable of Nashville’s top songwriters.”
Down Home Christmas Track List & Songwriters
- The Family Piano (Aaron Raitiere)
- Angels (Aaron Raitiere)
- Bring Daddy Home For Christmas (Channing Wilson, Aaron Raitiere)
- Reindeer On The Roof (Jake Mitchell, Aaron Raitiere)
- Silent Night (Franz Xaver Gruber, Joseph Mohr)
- Hallelujah Emmanuel (Robert Jason, Paul Bradley Jr.)
- Down Home Christmas (Mando Saenz, Aaron Raitiere)
- South Alabama Christmas (Jamey Johnson)
- Don’t Go Pullin’ On Santa Claus’ Beard (Anderson East, Aaron Raitiere)
- Amazing Grace (John Newton)
Down Home Christmas Tour
Nov. 13 | The Mansion Theatre | Branson, Mo.
Nov. 14 | The Mansion Theatre | Branson, Mo.
Nov. 15 | Orpheum Theatre | Sioux City, Iowa
Nov. 16 | Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel | Deadwood, S.D.
Nov. 17 | Aberdeen Civic Arena | Aberdeen, S.D.
Nov. 18 | Wild Rose Casino & Resort | Jefferson, Iowa
Nov. 19 | Hartman Arena | Park City, Kan.
Nov. 20 | The Mansion Theatre | Branson, Mo.
Nov. 21 | The Mansion Theatre | Branson, Mo.
Nov. 22 | Peoria Civic Center Theater | Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 23 | The Vern Riffe Center For The Arts | Portsmouth, Ohio
Nov. 24 | River City Casino | St. Louis, Mo.
Nov. 30 | Memorial Hall | Independence, Kan.
Dec. 1 | McCain Auditorium | Manhattan, Kan.
Dec. 4 | UMBC Events Center | Baltimore, Md.
Dec. 5 | Riviera Theatre | N. Tonawanda, N.Y.
Dec. 6 | Palace Theatre | Greensburg, Pa.
Dec. 7 | Roland E. Powell Convention Center | Ocean City, Md.
Dec. 11 | Paramount Theater | Anderson, Ind.
Dec. 14 | Honeywell Center | Wabash, Ind.
Dec. 15 | Renfro Valley Entertainment Center | Renfro Valley, Ky.
Dec. 18 | Mayo Civic Center Presentation | Rochester, Minn
Dec. 19 | Five Flags Center | Dubuque, Iowa
Dec. 20 | Shooting Star Casino Hotel | Mahnomen, Minn.
Dec. 21 | Crystal Grand Music Theatre | Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Dec. 22 | Rialto Square Theatre | Joliet, Ill.
photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com