Country music group sings former president to health
Oak Ridge Boys sing to George H.W. Bush
- Duration 4:09
- Date Jan 3, 2013
Oak Ridge Boys sing to George H.W. Bush
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It's for -- that your favorite singer one day your phone rings and on the other end of the line of former president of United States.
Lying in a hospital bed and he wants to hear a song by you and your.
No that's exactly what happened to -- oak ridge boys and they are asked to sing.
To president George H.
-- -- But.
You know now.
-- -- Since.
Joseph bustle of the brokerage -- joins us live from Nashville right now good -- -- Joseph.
Hi Stephen -- and Brian great to be with the debate back standard to have you we've all been following you know that the help of the former president of the United States -- and in intensive care.
Down in Houston for a while.
And so I understand there were a lot of friends and family members who were -- regular updates from George Herbert walker is.
Staff and also his wife and how did you hear that they wanted to hear from you.
I was driving some errands around town Henderson -- got a call from -- Dwayne Allen our lead singer he called me on the phone to did you see that latest email from Barbara Bush.
I said no I saw one a few minutes ago but I I did not see that what -- -- was she wants us to sing a few songs.
For the president and are you in town I said yeah man I'm just I'm here is so let me see if I can find golden and and and Richard and let's -- at the office and and call our president we call -- our president so alone.
Within like forty minutes or so as as you said -- -- we scrambled at a and next thing you know we're at the office we had the phone setup we had actually his daughter door -- cell phone.
She was right there with -- and he had a room full of family barber was there everybody.
We called him up in first sang some Elvira was -- how are you sir diesel Alando goodies said there's -- what -- -- -- here he said have bouts of Elvira.
That's -- -- thanks of Elvira for an.
I had to -- there it is.
If that doesn't pick up his spirits I don't know what went so what did he say after that personal rendition -- -- That was that was the really cool part Alley we said -- -- -- -- -- is that all quite clearly if that bush.
Humor voice of this.
And it was very encouraging to hear -- sounding so happy because you know.
We've all been worried about and we've all been -- in foreign dislike the nation in the world man I -- we care about this man.
We love him we've -- since 1982.
George and Barbara good friends of ours I think the -- boards are better Americans today because of that man right there -- so.
To be able to call him on the phone.
Cheer him up a little bit and then to hear later that day that they moved him out of intensive care and and -- news outlets -- playing well -- -- of -- report battle with the man flew by here.
His office said his way offices -- words cannot express how much the oaks special performance meant to the present and the bush family.
This friendship goes back many years -- what happened yesterday gave the president a real shot in the arm as he thankfully contained thankfully continues to improve.
-- I was you know because of because of George Bush we have been a part of history many many times.
And I think the other day.
We were a little part of history and we thank him for that -- -- in history this is the year that you guys celebrate forty years in show business congratulate.
Seems like yesterday guys yeah.
You know we're -- so I'm sitting here is natural that -- -- -- boards of the old guys on the block now but we're feeling good we're thing and good.
Ready to celebrate forty years of singing together I mean that's that's really a blessing it's just amazing well thanks for -- up off 41 and us as well right here on FOX & Friends -- thanks out actively you know all -- -- boys love you guys we thank you start -- it.
Much nicer you know -- not heard the reports -- -- President Bush said to put away the hearts.
So they did not -- color -- and before him and his hospital beds in the Oscars there and I.