Remembering Joe Bonsall Of The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys with Kevin Richards

Kevin Richards Interviews Joe Bonsall Of The Oak Ridge Boys

Joe Bonsall, the tenor of the Oak Ridge Boys, has passed at the age of 76.  The high tenor voice of hits like 'I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes' 'Bobbie Sue' 'Elvira' and 'Little Things' was a staple of the Oak Ridge Boys sound for 50 years.  Bonsall was active with the Oaks right up until 2024, when he was forced to retire at the start of the 'Farewell' tour, from complications of ALS.

Check out the conversation below with Joe Bonsall as he shares some great stories about Branson, 'Elvira', 'Bobbie Sue', the history of the Oak Ridge Boys, their friendship with Kenny Rogers and thoughts about their Hall of Fame induction.

In the second audio clip, Richard Sterban chats about the Oaks most recent recordings that every fan should discover: Front Porch Singin' and Brand New Star.


The pics below feature Kevin Richards with the Oak Ridge Boys backstage at the Mansion Theater in Branson, Mo. (with Grandma Carrie) and the CMA 'Close-Up' panel in 2013 that Richards hosted with Lee Greenwood, Ricky Skaggs, and Larry Gatlin.  





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