The Oak Ridge Boys to Celebrate 50th Anniversary with Farewell Tour: 'Still Loving Every Second'

The country music legends are hitting the road together one final time

<p>The Oak Ridge Boys</p> The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys

The Oak Ridge Boys are celebrating a career milestone and they want to spend it with fans.

On Tuesday, country/gospel legends Duane Allen, Joe Bonsall, Richard Sterban and William Lee Golden announced they are going on the American Made: Farewell Tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of when the band’s current lineup played their first show together.

Named after their hit song “American Made,” released 40 years ago in 1983, the Country Music Hall of Famers will play fan-favorites from throughout their decades-spanning career at the upcoming farewell shows.

Bonsall, 75, shared a statement exclusively with PEOPLE about the upcoming tour. “You could have never convinced that 25-year-old Joe Bonsall in 1973 that in 50 years the four of us would still be singing together and still loving every second of it,” the singer-songwriter said.

“Our mantra has always been LET’S SING… it still is!” Bonsall continued. “We have had our share of challenges over all these decades, but we have always persevered as men who have each always cared about doing things right and God has blessed us for it.”

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The "Elvira" artist’s bandmates also expressed excitement for their final performances in a press release.

“We are doing a farewell tour because we owe it to our fans to say goodbye,” Golden, 84, said. “They have always been there for us through the good times and the bad. I will always be thankful to every person who came out to a show, bought a T-shirt, played our music, and overall, loved us enough to spend their hard-earned money whenever they could. This tour is for you!”

Allen, 80, also expressed his gratitude. The musician said, “Thank you so much for these 50 years. For me, it’s 57½ years. I have given you the best part of my life and you have rewarded me with a wonderful career.”

Sterban echoed his sentiment, saying, “I want to thank God for 50 years of singing with three of my best friends and for the fans who have been there for us. This is a celebration and we hope to see you there."

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PEOPLE spoke to the Grammy winners before they released their last record, Front Porch Singin', in 2021.

Bonsall said at the time, “When the four of us join our voices together, there is still magic. There is still something there to grab a hold of. That's probably why we are still around, to be honest."

Dates and on sale information for the American Made: Farewell Tour have yet to be announced.

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