George Harrison, Genesis, Guns and Roses, Green Day… Gimme Three Steps, Get Back, Glory Days, Girl Crush… golden oldies, greatest hits, Grease, gold record… good group of choices.
Today I write about a family. A family with a new project in the works. Let me back up about forty years. It was December 11, 1981 when me and a friend went to see a country group in concert, the Oak Ridge Boys. I know what you are thinking, “Leigha, Oak starts with an O not a G.” Bear with me. I began something I may discuss more later but after that show I knew who William Lee Golden was (the singer with the long hair and beard). Through the years I Iearned about his talented family.
He had three sons and two of the three were in a couple of bands. There was Golden Speer, the Boys Band and the Goldens. Fast forward to last year. Covid sent people home. There were no more concerts to perform. I believe the seed of the idea came when Chris Golden began some Facebook live concerts and family members started popping in to play and sing along.
Very recently the family announced a new project that not only included William Lee, sons – Chris, Craig and Rusty, but also Chris’s musically inclined children. As of yet I am not sure if any other family makes an appearance, but I wouldn’t be surprised.
So all these wonderfully talented people got together in the studio and began creating and I cant wait to hear what they are going to release. I have been a fan for years and am really excited about this project. I can’t wait until it comes out! It is three albums with three generations of Goldens – gospel, county classics and country rock. It is due out this Spring.
In the mean time take a listen to a little of the Goldens (Chris and Rusty) music…
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