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Oak Ridge Boys coming to Shooting Star today

The Oak Ridge Boys are coming to Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino for an 8 p.m. concert this Thursday, Jan. 11. (Submitted photo)

Grammy Award-winning country quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys, will perform live at Mahnomen's Shooting Star Casino, Hotel and Event Center this Thursday, Jan. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $15 and are on sale now. They can be purchased by phone at 1-800-313-SHOW (7469), online at www.StarCasino.com/tickets, or via the "Buy Tickets" tab on Shooting Star's Facebook page: www.Facebook.com/ShootingStarCasino.

The Oak Ridge Boys began as the gospel-singing group, The Oak Ridge Quartet, in 1942 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. They were initially unsuccessful as they struggled to find their identity between country and gospel music, but their major breakthrough came after their name change to The Oak Ridge Boys in 1961, and the release of their 1977 single, "Y'all Come Saloon." Their follow-up single, "You're the One," reached No. 2, and their next album, "Room Service," produced their first No. 1 hit, "I'll Be True to You."

In 1978, The Oak Ridge Boys were recognized as the "Top Vocal Group" at the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the "Top Instrumental Group" at the Country Music Association Awards. Their 1981 "Elvira" single remains their most popular song to-date, selling more than three million singles and garnering multiple awards, including a 1981 Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group, which was one of five total Grammy Awards earned by The Oak Ridge Boys.

The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015. Since their start, the quartet has released more than 30 Top 10 hits, 15 No. 1 singles, 12 gold albums, three platinum albums, one double-platinum album, and performed for five former U.S. presidents. With their long-rooted history and unique rock 'n' roll approach to gospel music, The Oak Ridge Boys remain one of the most well-known and long-running country bands to this day.

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