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YMMV: The Oak Ridge Boys
  • Covered Up:
    • "Elvira" was first released in 1966 by its writer, Dallas Frazier. Rodney Crowell also released a version before the Oaks covered it.
    • They also covered up Crowell's "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight" about two years prior.
    • They were the first artists to record "Callin' Baton Rouge". It was covered by the New Grass Revival before some guy named Garth Brooks had a huge hit with it in 1994.
    • "I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head (And Left My Heart Alone)" was first released by its writer, Sonny Throckmorton.
    • Going the other way, their 1991 single "Change My Mind" (one of their last chart entries) was later a Top 10 hit for John Berry in 1996.
    • Their It's Only Natural album (a Cracker Barrel exclusive) includes a cover of "Louisiana Red Dirt Highway", a song that Golden released during his solo career in the early 90s.
  • Epic Riff: Richard Sterban's bass vocal in "Elvira" ("Giddyup, ba oom papa oom papa mow mow") is one of the most remembered riffs in country music.
  • Heartwarming Moments: The music video for "No Matter How High", where all four Oaks reunite with their mothers.
  • Signature Song: "Elvira", hands down.

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