Oak Ridge Boys by WHYY Public Media published on 2013/06/20 19:40:25 +0000 http://www.whyy.org/oncanvas Faith and the atomic bomb gave the Oak Ridge Boys their name and their original broad recognition. First known as the Georgia Clodhoppers, the vocal quartet was invited, in the mid Forties to bring gospel to a secret location and perform for workers who were building the atomic bomb. They sang so often at the Oak Ridge, Tennessee plant that they changed the group's name. Since then, with many personnel changes along the line, The Oak Ridge Boys haven't stopped singing their own brand of country music, strongly based on Southern gospel traditions . As a country music group they've been touring the country and the world, and their 1981 hit song Elvira is still stirring some souls. The Oak Ridge Boys, performed at the Sellersville Theater 1894. Elisabeth Perez Luna reports.