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Proud of East Texas: Duane Allen

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

A string of top hits over the years has established the Oak Ridge Boys as one of the most famous and accomplished groups in the history of country music.

One of the primary reasons for the group's longevity is lead singer Duane Allen, who has just been inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame.

While Allen has brought many new innovations into country music, he gives another East Texan, the late Ray Price, who was also honored the night of Allen's induction, the credit for introducing strings and orchestration into the music.

When Allen was selected to be in the hall of fame, he only had one request: his singing partners be inducted too. 

Allen says the Oak Ridge Boys have no plans to retire. They love performing, but since all his dreams have long ago come true, Duane Allen will be content with whatever the future brings.

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