On this day in 1981, The Oak Ridge Boys’ “Elvira” was Certified Gold by the RIAA. The song is off of the band’s album Fancy Free. The title of the song was inspired not by the name of a woman, but by the name of a street in East Nashville, Tennessee.
“Elvira” quickly climbed to #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it their biggest pop hit.
“Elvira” has since been Certified Platinum.
Josh Turner celebrated a career milestone over the weekend, taking the iconic stage at the Grand Ole Opry for the 150th time. Turner’s landmark Opry appearance was made even more special by the fact that two country legends were sitting side-stage for the occasion. In addition to The Oak Ridge Boys welcoming Josh to the stage, country icons Charley Pride and Randy Travis were also watching the special moment unfold from the wings.
The Oak Ridge Boys will be live in Ottumwa, Iowa Friday, April 29th at 7:30 pm at the Bridge View Center! Tickets start at $28.00! For more information, go to Ticketmaster.com