Joe Bonsall

Joe Bonsall

Bonsall sings at a concert after the 2008 National America Supports You Freedom Walk in Washington, D.C
Background information
Birth name Joseph Sloan Bonsall, Jr.
Born (1948-05-18) May 18, 1948
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer, author
Years active 1973–present
Associated acts The Oak Ridge Boys

Joseph Sloan "Joe" Bonsall, Jr. (born May 18, 1948 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer who has been a member of the country/gospel vocal quartet The Oak Ridge Boys since 1973.[1] He is also an author. Besides charting several hits as a member of the Oak Ridge Boys, Bonsall has a solo chart credit alongside the band Sawyer Brown in their 1986 single "Out Goin' Cattin'", on which he was credited as "Cat Joe Bonsall".

In 1997, Bonsall released a four-part children's book series titled The Molly Books[2] and in 2003 published GI Joe and Lillie,[3] a book about his parents' lives during and after World War II.

He was born in 1948 to Joseph Sloan Bonsall, Sr. (1925–2001), and Lillie Maude Collins (1924–2001). Both are buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His younger sister Nancy Marie was born on August 24, 1953.


Guest singles

Year Single Artist Peak chart
US Country CAN Country
1986 "Out Goin' Cattin'" Sawyer Brown 11 4 Out Goin' Cattin'


  1. : The Oak Ridge Boys : Biography
  3. The full title of the book is "G.I. Joe & Lillie: Remembering a Life of Love and Loyalty" (2003) New Leaf Press ISBN 0-89221-537-2

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