The Oak Ridge Boys Awarded Country Song of the Year at Dove Awards
The Oak Ridge Boys have plenty of reasons to celebrate this year. The group have been named the 2015 inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and Tuesday night (Oct. 13), they won the Gospel Music Association's Dove Award for Country Song of the Year for their recent country single, "Sweet Jesus."
"Sweet Jesus" was written by Kenny Vernon and Merle Haggard, who sings on the Oak Ridge Boys' version. The song is featured on the band's latest album Rock of Ages, Hymns and Gospel Favorites. Ben Isaacs, who co-produced the album with the Oak Ridge Boys' Duane Allen, accepted the award on behalf of the band during the Nashville event.
"This whole project was magic from day one," Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys says in a press release. "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!"
He adds, "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 Oak Ridge Boys continue their busy year with a tour that runs through the end of December.
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