In 1970, from the small rural town of Elm City, N.C. a southern gospel group named the Oak Grove Gospel Singers was formed. The group consisted of three brothers, a cousin and an uncle. Due to the age of the members they later became known as the Oak Grove Boys Quartet. In 1975 we recorded our first album at Superior Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, owned by the Oak Ridge Boys. One of the brothers, Ray Summerlin, lead guitar player and bass singer on May 2, 1983 died of cancer. Larry Summerlin played the piano for OGB's for 42 years and in 2016 was diagnosed with Liver cancer and pass away on Feb. 4, 2018. Today the group consists of Roger and wife Tammy and twin sons Nicholas and Christian and sing as a trio with a 2 piece live band. Roger Summerlin, sings lead, and is the manager and emcee of the group. Roger's sons, Christian Summerlin plays piano and sings baritone and his twin brother Nicholas Summerlin plays bass for the group. 2014 brought a change in the Oak Grove Boys as we had always been a male group until now. Roger's youngest daughter Stephanie joined the group and sung soprano until she and husband, Jonathan Hardison started their family and today they have 3 children. So being out on maternity leave, the newest member singing soprano for the Oak Grove Boys is Roger's wife, Tammy Summerlin. Over the 52 years singing we have recorded 18 recording projects. Several of our recordings were produced by some of gospel music’s finest such as Jim Hamill former member of the Kingsmen, Danny Funderburk former member of the Cathedral Quartet, Otis Forrest and Rick Sandridge of Nashville TN. Our latest recording "God is Faithful" recorded and released in August 2013. Our singing schedule has taken us to Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and all over North Carolina from the mountains to the coast. This year 2022, marks 52 years of singing Southern Gospel Music and with God’s blessings we hope to continue for years to come. Although entertaining is a part of singing, the goal of the Oak Grove Boys and Tammy is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and song.
The Oak Grove Boys and Tammy