The Oak Ridge Boys Celebrate Dove Award Win For 'Sweet Jesus'

Country music legends The Oak Ridge Boys took home the Country Song of the Year Award for their recently released version of "Sweet Jesus" during the 46th Annual GMA Dove Awards in Nashville on Tuesday, October 13.

The track, featured on The Oak Ridge Boys latest album, "Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites," was originally written by Kenny Vernon and Merle Haggard. The Oak Ridge Boys rendition of the track features a guest appearance from Haggard.

The Oak Ridge Boys Joe Bonsall had the following to say about the group's GMA Dove Award, their tenth overall, "This whole project was magic from day one. We are thankful to Bill Gaither for the opportunity, and thank Ben Isaacs and Duane Allen for their leadership and guidance.

"Thanks also to our hero Merle Haggard, not only for the song, but for recording it with us! And thank you GMA for yet another Dove Award. We are humbled and honored.

"Most of all, our thanks and praise to Sweet Jesus for his constant blessings upon The Oak Ridge Boys. HE garners all of the praise and glory in everything we do."

The acclaimed group will be hitting the road next month to launch their annual Christmas Night Out Tour, which will begin with a three night stand at The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre in Branson, Mo.

2015 Christmas Night Out Tour
11/17 - Branson, Mo. - The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
11/18 - Branson, Mo. - The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
11/19 - Branson, Mo. - The Oak Ridge Boys Theatre
11/21 - Canton, Ohio - Canton Palace Theatre
11/22 - Newport News, Va. - Ferguson Center For The Arts
11/24 - Portsmouth, Ohio - Vern Riffe Center For The Arts
11/27 - Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Paramount Theater
11/28 - Sioux Falls, S.D. - Washington Pavilion
11/29 - Des Moines, Iowa - Hoyt Sherman Place
11/30 - Topeka, Kan. - Topeka Performing Arts Center
12/01 - Cheyenne, Wyo. - Cheyenne Civic Center
12/02 - Colorado Springs, Co. - Pikes Peak Center
12/03 - Richfield, Utah - Sevier Valley Center
12/04 - Boise, Idaho - Morrison Center at Boise State University
12/05 - Kennewick, Wash. - Toyota Center
12/06 - Lewiston, Idaho - Clearwater River Casino Event
12/07 - Spokane, Wash. - INB Performing Arts Center
12/08 - Eugene, Ore. - Hult Center
12/10 - Shelton, Wash. - Little Creek Casino Resort
12/11 - Lincoln City, Ore. - Chinook Winds Casino
12/12 - Lincoln City, Ore. - Chinook Winds Casino
12/13 - Redding, Calif. - Redding Convention Center
12/15 - Deadwood, S.D. - Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
12/16 - Saint Joseph, Mo. - Civic Arena
12/17 - Paducah, Ky. - Carson Center
12/18 - Manistee, Mich. - Little River Casino Resort
12/19 - Wisconsin Dells, Wis. - Crystal Grand Music Theatre
12/20 - Merrillville, Ind. - Star Plaza Theatre
12/21 - Evansville, Ind. - Old National Events Plaza
12/22 - Atlanta, Ga. - Philips Arena
12/23 - Nashville, Tenn. - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

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