The Oak Ridge Boys have been named the official leading singers of America’s National Anthem by the National Music Council. The announcement was made last night at the Grand Ole Opry.
Oak Ridge Boys member Duane Allen describes the appointment as a reflection of the group’s patriotic pride. “Just reading the proclamation gives me chills. The National Music Council represents all of the major music organizations in America. The Oak Ridge Boys enjoy the privilege of leading in the singing of our National Anthem. We love to hear an entire football stadium singing it with gusto with us. Being designated is a huge honor, and we are humbled to be selected by the NMC.”
In a day and age where the National Anthem is being flubbed, forgotten, and ruined by artists taking liberty to change it up, it’s refreshing to have such country music legends be ambassadors to the world with this honor. Congratulations guys!