Joe Bonsall
American musician
Joe Bonsall
Joseph Sloan Bonsall, Jr. known professionally as Joe Bonsall is a member of the Oak Ridge Boys, since 1973 and an author. In 1997, Joe released a four part children's book series titled The Molly Books and in 2003 published GI Joe and Lillie, a book about his parents' lives during and after World War II: Joseph Sloan Bonsall, Sr (1925-2001), and Lillie Maude Collins (1924-2001). Both are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Ellen Sterling: The Oak Ridge Boys: Four Distinct Voices Together Make Memorable Music
Huffington Post - over 4 years
It is the harmonies that are so striking and, even, unique. The four voices of the Oak Ridge Boys -- (in photo from left) bass Richard Sterban, baritone William Lee Golden, tenor Joe Bonsall and lead singer Duane Allen -- blend together flawlessly and they've been flawless since 1973 when the four first came together in this band that dates back to 1943 in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. (Photo courtesy of the Oak Ridge Boys) They are from four different places, yet they see a logic to the fact that they came together in the group. Allen grew up in Texas, Golden in Alabama, Bonsall in Philadelphia and Sterban in New Jersey. Bonsall says, "We grew up in the north, they grew up down South. The one thing we all had in common at a very young age, was that we were all very turned on by the Southern gospel music quartets." The gospel singing world is, apparently, a small one. Duane Allen says, "From time to time the Southern gospel groups wold come to the area where Joe and Richard w ...
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Celebrity Column: Mom's war friend finds Joe Bonsall
The Tennessean - almost 5 years
"It's just the most incredible story," Oak Ridge Boy Joe Bonsall says of hearing from his mother's friend Vivian Abalon.
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Top 10 Country Tweets of the Week
GAC - Great American Country - almost 5 years
Country music stars sure love Twitter! This week, Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert celebrate Team Blake’s Jermaine Paul’s win on The Voice, Jake Owen gets married, Merle Haggard shares why no camera crew will film his family and Edens Edge gives a sneak peek from the set of their latest video. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Country Tweets Of The Week. Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/Miranda_Lambert. Miranda Lambert – Miranda_Lambert: Ahhhhhhhhhh !!! Team Blake did it!!!!! Blake Shelton – BlakeShelton: Still in shock… Thank you America!!! You picked the right guy… Congrats @JermainePaul…. You deserve this. Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum – HillaryScottLA: So touched by the bromance that is @adamlevine and @blakeshelton…something special! @NBCTheVoice #TheVoiceFinale Photo courtesy of Twitter.com/scottymccreery. Scotty McCreery – ScottyMcCreery: Met the last guy alive who struck out Babe Ruth today at the game! 98 year old Ray “Lefty” Freeman Jake Owen – JakeOwen: ...
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Legendary Oak Ridge Boys Team Up with Save the Children Just in Time for the Season of Giving
Melodika.net - about 5 years
Pull out your “Elvira” records, the Oak Ridge Boys are back. Kicking off a 31-city holiday concert tour and a television special that will air Thanksgiving weekend, the Boys are making all the stops this season to support children in need through Save the Children’s child sponsorship programs. Recently inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the four members of this legendary country music group—Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee...
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Quick Hits: Weekend picks for Frederick County - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Google News - over 5 years
Courtesy of The Brokaw Company The Oak Ridge Boys (from left) William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban. Those “Ooom Poppa Mow Mows” will make their way back to Frederick on Saturday, when country
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Durable Oak Ridge Boys return to Frederick - Gazette.Net: Maryland Community News Online
Google News - over 5 years
Courtesy of The Brokaw Company The Oak Ridge Boys (from left to right) William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen and Richard Sterban. For 30 years, The Oak Ridge Boys' “Elvira” has been setting hearts on fire
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James A. Marples: Concert a reminder to keep my hopes, dreams alive - Shreveport Times
Google News - over 5 years
Lead vocalist Joe Bonsall told the crowd he was thankful they were entertaining in the air-conditioned indoors as compared to blistering-hot outdoor state fairs where they recently performed. And it was good to hear "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad
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Joe Bonsall Is Proud To Be Known As “One Of The” - Nashville.com
Google News - over 5 years
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: As a member of The Oak Ridge boys, Joe Bonsall has traveled all over the world. He's performed for six presidents, written eight books and shows no signs of slowing down, still doing 150 dates a year. From humble beginnings Joe was
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Review: The Oak Ridge Boys at the Illinois State Fair - The State Journal-Register
Google News - over 5 years
Tenor Joe Bonsall introduced his bandmates and said when each man joined the group. He was the last to come on board, in 1973. A year before him, bass Richard Sterban had joined. The longest-serving member goes back to 1965: baritone William Lee Golden
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Home at last - The Tennessean
Google News - over 5 years
The Oaks, who are all long-time Hendersonville residents, include Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban. / Chris Hollo / For the Star News The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the Grand Ole Opry Saturday, Aug
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Oak Ridge Boys Are the Newest Members of the Grand Ole Opry - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban were made official members, welcomed to the family of Grand Ole Opry stars by Little Jimmy Dickens and Opry vice-president and general manager Pete Fisher. "Every time we have been asked
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Oak Ridge Boys Formally Inducted into Grand Ole Opry - NewsChannel5.com
Google News - over 5 years
The Oak Ridge Boys were formally inducted as members of the Opry Saturday night. The boys were surprised when they first learned the news a few weeks ago. Joe Bonsall said they feared their time to be inducted may have passed them by
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Fan gets warm greeting from Oak Ridge Boys - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
Members of the group are (left to right) Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban. By Jon Baker Rosalind Shelley's reunion with the Oak Ridge Boys fulfilled a wish Wednesday night. Shelley, 86, of Dover, got her photo taken with
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The Oak Ridge Boys on the Road to Cracker Barrel? It's Only Natural. - MarketWatch (press release)
Google News - over 5 years
Today's Oak Ridge Boys, Richard Sterban, Duane Allen, William Lee Golden and Joe Bonsall have been together since 1973. The group started as gospel singers, became a top act in country music and then crossed over to pop with "Elvira" in 1981
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Oak Rige Boys Invited to Join the Grand Ole Opry - The Boot
Google News - over 5 years
Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall were invited to join the Opry this past Friday night (July 8) by Little Jimmy Dickens, who took the Opry stage dressed like William Lee, complete with long beard and sunglasses!
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Oak Ridge Boys Invited to Join Opry - Great American Country (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The quartet, made up of William Lee Golden, Joe Bonsall, Richard Sterban, and Duane Allen, will be formally inducted into the Opry family on Saturday, August 6. After the Oaks performed their hit “Y'All Come Back Saloon,” 62-year Opry member Jimmy
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Nashville News Roundup - Week Ending July 9, 2011 - Examiner.com
Google News - over 5 years
Joe Bonsall - Man of Many Talents (and Tweets!): Check out my exclusive interview with Joe Bonsall, who you might recognized from the Oak Ridge Boys. Take a look back on his career that started in Philly. You'll read his thoughts on Taylor Swift,
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Oak Ridge Boys coming to town - New Philadelphia Times Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
The two, along with tenor Joe Bonsall and baritone William Lee Golden, comprise one of country's truly legendary acts. Morelli calls Johnson “a family-friendly act that will be a great draw.” Johnson will perform at the Performing Arts Center at 1 pm
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Oak Ridge Boys - Abilene Reporter-News
Google News - over 5 years
Photos by Greg Kendall-Ball/Reporter-News Joe Bonsall dances for the crowd during The Oak Ridge Boys concert at the Abilene Civic Center on Sunday. The Oak Ridge Boys Joe Bonsall (from left), Duane Allen, William Lee "Mountain Man" Golden and Richard
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Oak Ridge Boys take Bass Hall audience on country-gospel journey - Fort Worth Star Telegram
Google News - over 5 years
Duane Allen, William Lee Golden, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall started on the heels of several lineups of earlier Oaks dating to World War II, and they paid homage to that history with a moving a cappella version of Amazing Grace and lively
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Joe Bonsall
    FORTIES
  • 1997
    Age 48
    In 1997, Joe released a four part children's book series titled The Molly Books and in 2003 published GI Joe and Lillie, a book about his parents' lives during and after World War II: Joseph Sloan Bonsall, Sr (1925-2001), and Lillie Maude Collins (1924-2001).
    More Details Hide Details Both are buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1953
    Age 4
    His younger sister Nancy Marie was born on August 24, 1953.
    More Details Hide Details Besides charting several hits as a member of the Oak Ridge Boys, Bonsall has a solo chart credit alongside the band Sawyer Brown in their 1986 single "Out Goin' Cattin'", on which he was credited as "Cat Joe Bonsall".
  • 1948
    Born
    Born on May 18, 1948.
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