Country music legends, The Oak Ridge Boys have joined forces with American companies to place a new emphasis on buying products made in the United States. The Liberty Legends USA program debuted in 2015 and this week announced their launch of their second Legends Series, the “American Made Collection” by The Oak Ridge Boys. The collection will debut with a line of high-quality suits, Made in the USA. The Liberty Legends USA Series is a collaboration of Made in America businesses and leaders promoting a movement to buy American, bringing jobs and profits back to American soil. The American Made Collection is now available through the link provided at oakridgeboys.com.
“If you have ever been to The Oak Ridge Boys concert, you have heard the passion behind the group’s commitment to the spirit of America,” commented Robin Worley, Co-Founder of the Liberty Legends USA brand. “As we searched for our next legend in this mission, it was easy to see these guys have the heart and commitment to take this mission of building awareness to a new level. My childhood friend, Randall Redding, and I both grew up in a community that was devastated by NAFTA. We talked about wanting to do something for years, then in 2015, we saw our opportunity that not only would help our hometown community but others like it across America. In collaboration with several partners, we launched a brand named Liberty Legends USA that we felt would provide a platform for leaders to support the “buy American” mission. Liberty Legends USA is a non-political platform that encourages and celebrates jobs in America. It is a movement that is not limited to American only brands, but we choose to celebrate and highlight anyone who brings jobs and/or keeps good paying jobs in America. With the help of partners like The Oak Ridge Boys, our sponsors and the growing list of endorsers, we are seeing the movement take off.”
In addition to launching the suit line, Duane Allen of The Oak Ridge Boys has joined the Executive Board of Directors of Liberty Legends USA. In this capacity, Duane will serve as one of the key ambassadors. The Executive Board, which is made up of individuals of various backgrounds, will guide the outreach efforts to increase the awareness of the movement.
“We are honored to have Duane join the Executive Board. We look forward to working with him to build greater outreach networks so that we can take the ‘buy American’ message to greater audiences and the next level,” said Robin Worley.
“After spending decades traveling across the USA, I have seen the recent closing of many of our manufacturing companies, mill towns, and hometown businesses. When these places close, manufacturing is often relocated overseas, and we not only lose jobs, but Americans often must find a new line of work,” said Duane Allen.
“I am happy to be a part of Liberty Legends USA with its goal of keeping our factories and our mill towns open and providing good quality Made in America products. These products might cost a little more, but they’re an investment in our country’s economy. Buying Made in America provides an opportunity for our businesses to grow, while Americans earn a fair wage.”
The Liberty Legends USA mission has gained notoriety in the infancy stages by leaders such as Ambassador Andrew Young, Governor Mike Huckabee, Ret. Major General Gary Harrell (who was featured in the movie Black Hawk Down), Dr. Richie Bland, as well as a long list of celebrity endorsers who visit the key movement sponsor, Mill Town Music Hall. The movement sponsor list is growing and now includes Mill Town Music Hall, Threads Custom Apparel, Philbeck Custom Clothiers, Diamond Gusset Jeans and Cutman Classic.
“As our name implies, we are a music hall located in what was once the men’s suit capital of the south, a mill town,” said Mill Town Music Hall owner and Liberty Legends Co-founder, Randall Redding. “We think our venue stands for what the Liberty Legends mission is all about, taking a stand for the mill towns of America and helping them rebuild. At one time, the mill towns across America were busy with factories and mills making things, and today the buildings are silent. We have famous people come through here two to three times a month, and when they learn about the Legends movement, they can’t help but want to be a part of it. Some of them buy items, other post comments on their Facebook pages, and a few like The Oak Ridge Boys feel so empowered they join it and launch their own branded items in partnership with us.”
Mill Town Music Hall serves as the fulfillment center for Liberty Legends USA items including The Oak Ridge Boys American Made Collection. Mill Town’s website and physical location in Bremen, GA serves as the primary store for many other Made in the USA items.
The Oak Ridge Boys On Tour:
Oct. 31 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 01 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 02 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 03 Cherokee Casino – Roland, Okla.
Nov. 04 Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, Ill.
Nov. 07 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 08 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 09 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 11 The Colony Five Star Complex – The Colony, Texas
Nov. 14 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 15 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 16 The Mansion Theatre – Branson, Mo.
Nov. 17 Effingham Performance Center – Effingham, Ill.
Nov. 18 Meskwaki Bingo Casino Hotel – Tama, Iowa
Nov. 19 Memorial Hall – Independence, Kans.
Nov. 24 Coronado Performing Arts Center – Rockford, Ill.
Nov. 25 Carson Center – Paducah, Ky.
Nov. 26 Stranahan Theater – Toledo, Ohio
Nov. 27 Mayo Performing Arts Center – Morristown, N.J.
Nov. 29 Canton Palace Theatre – Canton, Ohio
Nov. 30 The Palace Theatre – Greensburg, Pa.
Dec. 01 Smoky Mountain Center for the Arts – Franklin, N.C.
Dec. 02 Renfro Valley Entertainment Center – Renfro Valley, Ky.
Dec. 03 Niswonger Performing Arts Center – Greeneville, Tenn.
Dec. 06 Tennessee Theater – Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec. 07 The Center for the Performing Arts – Carmel, Ind.
Dec. 08 Southern Kentucky Performing Arts – Bowling Green, Ky.
Dec. 09 Gold Strike Casino Millennium Theatre – Robinsonville, Miss.
Dec. 12 Elkhart, Ind. (venue TBA)
Dec. 13 Vern Riffe Center for the Arts- Portsmouth, Ohio
Dec. 14 FireKeepers Casino Hotel – Battle Creek, Mich.
Dec. 15 Treasure Island Resort & Casino – Red Wing, Minn.
Dec. 16 Crystal Grand Music Theatre – Wisconsin Dells, Wis.
Dec. 17 Star Plaza Theatre – Merrillville, Ind.
Dec. 19 Collins Center for the Arts – Orono, Maine
Dec. 20 The Ridgefield Playhouse – Ridgefield, Conn.
Dec. 21 Luhrs Performing Arts Center – Shippensburg, Pa.
Dec. 22 The Capitol Center for the Arts – Concord, N.H.
Dec. 31 Rising Star Casino Resort – Rising Sun, Ind.
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Bethany Bowman is an entertainment writer for the Tennessee Star.