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Oak Ridge Boys frontman Duane Allen an honorary Admiral

Oak Ridge Boys frontman Duane Allen an honorary Admiral

DUANE ALLEN: Honored at the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame gala. Photo: Associated Press

Oak Ridge Boys frontman Duane Allen enjoyed a double delight at a recent Texas Country Music Hall of Fame gala – he was inducted and then made an honorary Admiral in the Texas Navy.

The singer was feted in his native state during a ceremony in Carthage on Saturday at the launch of a new Hall of Fame exhibit dedicated to Allen’s life and career.

The event also featured an appearance by Gov. Rick Perry, who announced the special naval appointment in recognition of Allen’s achievements in the music industry, while Allen’s bandmates, Joe Bonsall, William Lee Golden and Richard Sterban, were made honorary Texans.

Allen says, “I am still in the after-glow of a very overwhelming event in my life. It is a huge honor, and I am humbled to the core of my soul.”

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