A Tribute To The Oak Ridge Boys And The Song Of Their Career, ‘Elvira’


In 1981, The Oak Ridge Boys released the signature song of their career, “Elvira.”

The country-meets-pop tune was penned by songwriter, Dallas Frazier back in 1966 and later released as the title track from his album, Elvira.

Although a common misconception, “Elvira” wasn’t actually named after a woman, but named after a street in East Nashville, TN.

Frazier’s original version peaked at No. 72 on the US Billboard Hot 100, but it wasn’t until the early 80s that the song came back to life.

Even before the success of “Elvira,” The Oak Ridge Boys had a very impressive career with a string of No. 1 hits and five certified Gold albums.

Just when you thought they couldn’t get bigger… they did.

The group released their rendition of the tune in March of 1981. By May, the song became the group’s fourth No. 1 country hit, as well as their biggest pop hit, charting at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Below, the group performs the song at the Grand Ole Opry.

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Since the song’s release, many artist have covered the iconic tune, sometimes with help from The Oak Ridge Boys themselves!

In the video below, Little Big Town joined The Oak Ridge Boys for an epic (and fun!) performance.

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The country group also joined a cappella group, Home Free, in another amazing performance. Did you ever think you’d hear “Elvira” a cappella?!

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In another fun show, Little Big Town joined forces with Chris Stapleton to pump the crowd up with the catchy song.

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No matter the performance, you know you’re always singing along!

Cheers to “Elvira!”

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