2017 GMA Dove Awards To Air Sunday, October 22 at 9/8c on TBN!!!

Country Music Hall of Famers and five-time GRAMMY winning group, The Oak Ridge Boys, helped open the 48th Annual GMA Dove Awards with 2017 New Artist of the Year, Zach Williams and gospel singer Travis Greene. The group opened the awards show with a performance of Williams’ #1 hit and Pop/Contemporary Recorded Song of the Year, “Chain Breaker.”

The Dove Awards, hosted by the Gospel Music Association, recognizes the Gospel/Christian music community and its variety of styles. This year, the GMA handed out honors in 39 categories.

A perennial road favorite, the Oaks remain on tour through the end of the year, kicking off their 28th annual holiday tour on November 14 in Branson, MO. The 2017 Christmas Celebration tour, which features several songs from their new album, will take the group to 25 cities and 18 states.

The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour: Oct. 20 Innovation Amphitheater - Winder, Ga. Oct. 21 Alabama Theatre - North Myrtle Beach, S.C. Oct. 26 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Oct. 27 French Lick Resort Casino - French Lick, Ind. Oct. 31 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 01 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 02 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 03 Cherokee Casino - Roland, Okla. Nov. 04 Limelight Eventplex - Peoria, Ill. Nov. 07 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 09 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 11 The Colony Five Star Complex - The Colony, Texas Nov. 14 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 15 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 16 The Mansion Theatre - Branson, Mo. Nov. 17 Effingham Performance Center - Effingham, Ill. Nov. 18 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel - Tama, Iowa Nov. 19 Independence Historical Museum & Arts Center - Independence, KS Nov. 24 Coronado Performing Arts Center - Rockford, Ill. Nov. 25 Carson Center - Paducah, Ky. Nov. 26 Stranahan Theater - Toledo, Ohio Nov. 27 Mayo Performing Arts Center - Morristown, N.J. Nov. 29 Canton Palace Theatre - Canton, Ohio Nov. 30 The Palace Theatre - Greensburg, Pa. Dec. 01 Smoky Mountain Center for the Arts - Franklin, N.C. Dec. 02 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center - Renfro Valley, Ky. Dec. 03 Niswonger Performing Arts Center - Greeneville, Tenn. Dec. 06 Tennessee Theatre - Knoxville, Tenn. Dec. 07 The Center for the Performing Arts - Carmel, Ind. Dec. 08 Southern Kentucky Performing Arts - Bowling Green, Ky. Dec. 09 Gold Strike Casino Millennium Theatre - Robinsville, Miss. Dec. 13 Vern Riffe Center for the Arts- Portsmouth, Ohio Dec. 14 FireKeepers Casino Hotel - Battle Creek, Mich. Dec. 15 Treasure Island Resort & Casino - Red Wing, Minn. Dec. 16 Crystal Grand Music Theatre - Wisconsin Dells, Wis. Dec. 17 Star Plaza Theatre - Merrillville, Ind. Dec. 18 The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts - Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Dec. 19 Collins Center for the Arts - Orono, Maine Dec. 20 The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, Conn. Dec. 21 Luhrs Performing Arts Center - Shippensburg, Pa. Dec. 22 The Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, N.H. Dec. 31 Rising Star Casino Resort - Rising Sun, Ind.

About The Oak Ridge Boys: The Oak Ridge Boys, who have sold over 41 million units worldwide, are synonymous with “America, apple pie, baseball, pop, rock, gospel and country music.” In addition to their awards and accolades in the country and pop music fields, they have garnered five GRAMMY® Awards and nine GMA DOVE Awards as well as the Mainstream Artist of the Year Award at the ICM Awards. The group—Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, and Richard Sterban—have earned prestigious membership in the Country Music Hall of Fame (2015 Inductees) and Grand Ole Opry, and are known worldwide as one of recording history’s most extraordinary musical successes. They have charted single after single and album after album, celebrating two double-platinum albums and more than 30 Top 10 hits, including No. 1 chart-toppers “Elvira,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Y'All Come Back Saloon,” among dozens more. For more information and to view upcoming tour dates for The Oak Ridge Boys, please visit www.oakridgeboys.com.

About GMA: Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including Pop, Rock, Praise & Worship, Urban Gospel, R&B, Hip Hop, Southern Gospel, Bluegrass, Country, Latin and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, please visit www.gospelmusic.org.