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Oak Ridge Boys come to TJ’s Corral

By From page B13 | April 25, 2014

Michael Martin Murphy  kicks off the season on Thursday, May 1 in the newly renamed TJ’s Corral, outdoor events center at the Carson Valley Inn. The Oak Ridge Boys bring its “Boys Night Out Tour” to TJ’s Corral two weeks later on Thursday, May 15. Tickets are available through the Carson Valley Inn Website at carsonvalleyinn.com.

Murphy has made more than 35 albums and BMI has confirmed that his song “Wildfire” is one of the most played songs in the history of radio. His songs have been recorded by Lyle Lovett, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and a host of other recording artists.

Murphy has performed acoustically twice in the CVI’s Valley Ballroom — both times to sell-out crowds. For the May 1 performance in the outdoor theater, he will perform with his full band.

Murphy has performed with more than 50 symphony orchestras, including the National Symphony Orchestra, and has won numerous awards and honors from such organizations as the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Academy of Country Music, “The King of the Cowboys” Award for Western Entertainment and many more.

He is also a movie actor, script writer and has performed music in  “Lonesome Dove” and “Hard Country.”

Some of Murphy’s other hits include “What’s Forever For,” “A Long Line of Love,” “Carolina in the Pines,” “Still Taking Chances,” “From the Word Go,” “Cowboy Logic, ” “Geronimo’s Cadillac” and “I’m Gonna Miss You.”

Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at carsonvalleyinn.com. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

The Oak Ridge Boys “Boys Night Out Tour” brings one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have combined for dozens of country hits and a No. 1 pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades.

The Oaks brings four decades of charted singles and 50 years of tradition to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere.

The group scored 12 gold, three platinum and one double platinum album — plus one double platinum single — and has had more than a dozen national No. 1 singles and more than 30 Top Ten hits.

Among the many hits are “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “American Made,” “Thank God for Kids,” “Fancy Free,” “Y’All Come Back Saloon,” “Come On In,” “Sail Away,” “Leaving Louisiana,” “Trying To Love Two Women” and “Gonna Take A Lot Of River.”

The group has done command performances for five sitting U.S. Presidents and their spouses. The band’s nationally-televised concert specials in recent years include Let Freedom Sing, Holiday Colors, From The Heart and Christmas Cookies for Feed The Children. They also hosted The Oak Ridge Boys Live From Las Vegas series for TNN.

Tickets start at $30 for The Oak Ridge Boys and can be purchased at carsonvalleyinn.com. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

The Carson Valley Inn is located on U.S. Highway 395 in Minden, Nev. near the start of State Highway 88.

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