The Oak Ridge Boys, with special guest Marty Brown, will be performing a free show at the Kentucky State Fair on Sunday, August 17.
The Oak Ridge Boys are an American country and gospel vocal quartet. The group was founded in the 1940s in Knoxville, Tenn., and began performing gospel songs in nearby Oak Ridge. During the mid-60s, the quartet began to focus solely on country music. The quartet produced multiple hits, such as "Elvira," "Bobbie Sue" and "American Made.” The group has won five Grammy Awards, along with 14 other prestigious music awards ranging from Academy of Country Music Awards Top Vocal Group to the GMA Dove Awards Country Song of the Year. In April 2014, the Oak Ridge Boys released their first ever live album titled Boys Night Out.
Marty Brown is an American country artist who created music between the years 1991 through 1996. Brown’s first recording contract with MCA records landed him three albums titled High and Dry, Wild Kentucky Skies and Cryin', Lovin', Leavin'. His last album, titled Here's to the Honky Tonks, was produced by High Tone Records and released in 1996. Brown recorded a single titled "Whatever Makes You Smile" after competing on America’s Got Talent’s eighth season.
For more information, visit www.kystatefair.org or call 502-367-5000.