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Oak Ridge Boys Will Headline Annual Fair

By Staff | Mar 11, 2009

The Oak Ridge Boys, from left, William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, and Richard Sterban, will headline Town and Country Days at the Wetzel County 4-H Camp Aug. 15. (Photo by Jarrett Gaza)

This year’s Town and Country Days fair to be held Aug. 10-15 will feature perhaps the biggest musical entertainment headliner in the fair’s 49-year history.

The Oak Ridge Boys, known for their dozens of country hits and number one pop single, will headline the fair on Saturday night with an 8 p.m. show.

“This is one of our biggest acts ever,” said Entertainment Chairman Norbert Ebert. “The stars are really going to shine at the fair this year.” Chesapeake Energy is sponsoring the show, said Ebert, making such a big headliner possible.

The Oak Ridge Boys have one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. Their string of hits includes the pop chart-topper Elvira, as well as Bobbie Sue, Dream On, Thank God For Kids, American Made, I Guess It Never Hurts To Hurt Sometimes, Fancy Free, Gonna Take A Lot Of River, and many others.

In addition to the Oak Ridge Boys, the annual fair will include a return performance by Joe Zelek on Tuesday and Chris “Abby” Abbodanza on Wednesday. Abbodanza was the lead singer of The PovertyNeck Hillbillies. Abbodanza recently released his debut solo effort “Promised Land” with a title single that has been receiving radio air play.

“The fair board invites all PovertyNeck Hillbillies fans to come out and see him,” said Ebert. “They appeared here for two years to great response.”