Tre Twitty Joins The Texas Tour
By Kris Smith
William Lee Golden is arguably one of the most recognizable voices and faces in Country Music spanning nearly 6 decades.
That is quite a statement, right?
The son of an Alabama farmer, Golden knew exactly what hard work meant. The Brewton, Alabama native began his love of music at the tender age of seven with his sister, Lanette, performing on his grandfather’s radio show.
During his teenage years, Golden came to appreciate and love the art of harmony.
Being a major part of The Oaks, William Lee Golden earned 5 Grammy Awards, an American Music Award, 4 CMA’s, and 4 Academy of Country Music Awards. The Oak Ridge Boys also were honored with the 2008 ACM Pioneer Award, 10 Dove Awards, and the 2010 President’s Honor.
The legendary quartet was inducted as members of the Grand Ole Opry in 2011 and are also members of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. Four years later, they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Known for his trademark beard and baritone voice, William Lee Golden has enjoyed many years of musicality, even during the historic pandemic. With his family, he cut 34 songs as well as a brand-new album with the Oak Ridge Boys.
The Goldens, composed of Rusty and Chris Golden, sons of William Lee Golden, released their self-titled debut album in 1987. The group has always been a family affair and continues to this day.
William Lee Golden, 3 of his sons – Rusty, Chris, and Craig, grandchildren Rebekah, Elijah and Elizabeth, and his dedicated friends, Michael Sykes, Ben Isaacs, and Aaron Mc Cune to record three albums that were released in 2021.
Three albums were released by William Lee Golden and the Goldens in 2021. Country Roads: Vintage Country Classics has familiar tunes such as ‘For the Good Times’ and ‘Green Green Grass of Home’. Southern Accents – A pop and Country Rock album features new recordings of ‘Stand by Me’ and the iconic Oaks hit ‘Elvira’. The gospel album, Old Country Church Gospel, offered up old country gospel style hymns as well as standards, such as ‘Power in The Blood’ and ‘Softly and Tenderly’.
Ever an overachiever, Golden also wrote an autobiography ‘Behind the Beard’, detailing his life experiences over the years, including his vision of turning a gospel group into one of the most successful and popular acts in country music history.
William Lee Golden and The Goldens begin their Texas Trek next Wednesday in Arlington, in Abilene on Thursday, Friday at the Hippodrome in Waco, before finishing up in Corsicana at The Historic Palace Theatre. The Goldens will be joined by guest Tre Twitty, grandson of the iconic legendary Conway Twitty.
Tickets are available now at http://www.corsicanapalace.com.