Joe Bonsall, Tenor of The Oak Ridge Boys, Honored at Texas Country Music Hall of Fame

by Barbara
Joe Bonsall

The late Joe Bonsall, renowned as the tenor of the country music powerhouse The Oak Ridge Boys, is being fondly remembered following his passing at the age of 76 due to complications from ALS.

Tommie Ritter-Smith, Executive Director of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame (TCMHOF), reflected on Bonsall’s legacy and his contributions to country music. Bonsall and The Oak Ridge Boys were inducted into the TCMHOF in 2014, commemorating their influential role in the genre. The group had performed at the annual induction ceremony held at the Carthage Civic Center.

“Duane Allen is the sole Texan among them, and we wanted to pay tribute to him,” Ritter-Smith noted. “When I spoke with him, Duane emphasized, ‘Tommie, I’ve never considered myself a soloist. We are The Oak Ridge Boys.'”

The Texas Country Music Hall of Fame continues to honor Bonsall’s memory and contributions to the music industry, underscoring his enduring impact on fans and fellow musicians alike.

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