The Oaks Bid Farewell to Star Plaza Theatre after 40 Holiday Seasons, plus Bradley Walker Showcased

Dec 6, 2017

 This edition of “MIDWEST BEAT with Tom Lounges” originally aired on Friday, December 1, 2017 on 89.1FM -- Lakeshore Public Radio



Country singer BRADLEY WALKER is a storyteller with an unmistakable baritone that brings to new life timeless his songs about life, love, family and his Christian faith on his newly released album, "Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith" (Gaither Music Group) that features a stellar roster of famous guests like Jimmy Fortune, The Isaacs, The Oak Ridge Boys, Allison Krause, Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Rhonda Vincent and others.

Walker's battle with Muscular Dystrophy has never gotten in his way of becoming a successful country music artist. Walker garnered three 2017 GMA DOVE Award nominations for his last release "Call Me Old-Fashioned," and his new "Blessed: Hymns and Songs of Faith" TV special aired this fall on over 15 networks, including PBS-TV.

The OAK RIDGE BOYS not only performed their final concert at The Star Plaza Theater on December 17th, but also THE final concert ever at the beloved Merrillville, Indiana venue that has been the Northwest Indiana home for legendary entertainers for the last 39 years.

Bass singer RICHARD STERBAN joins TOM LOUNGES to talk about their final Christmas with the "family" they have come to love here in Northwest Indiana through 40 years of performing here, along with what can be expected in regards to a new album, and what is coming next for the "Boys" as the four of them enter their 45th anniversary year of singing together in 2018.