Duane Allen with soldiers from Ft. Campbell, distributing food to the needy. All of The Oak Ridge Boys participated in the "feeding," which was sponsored by international hunger relief organization, Feed the Children. Photo
by Jon Mir
Through the years, The Oak Ridge Boys have kept that same
appreciation for servicemen and women, and they have put it to good
Performing at numerous U.S. military bases for the Spirit of
Helping to feed families at Ft. Campbell in
Clarksville, Tennessee, and other places through their work with
Feed the Children
- Performing at events like the Walk of Freedom
at the Pentagon in 2008.
In 2006, the group received the Fame Award for their work as Musical
Ambassadors of the three-year National Anthem Project. The project,
created by the National Association for Music Educators (MENC), was
designed to renew Americans' knowledge of our national anthem.
In 2003, The Oak Ridge Boys released a patriotic CD, entitled
Colors, which continues to be a strong seller many years later.
music video for one of the songs on the album, G.I. Joe & Lillie,
recently became a YouTube phenomenon, with almost two million
November 20, 2009.