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William Lee Golden

Birth name  William Lee Golden
Years active  1964–present
Origin  Brewton, Alabama
Labels  MCA, Mercury

Occupation(s)  Singer, painter
Name  William Golden
Instruments  Vocals (baritone)
Genres  Country, Gospel music
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Born  January 12, 1939 (age 76) (1939-01-12)
Role  Singer ·
Music group  The Oak Ridge Boys (Since 1995)
Spouse  Simone De Staley (m. 2015), Luetta Callaway (m. 1985–1987)
Albums  20th Century Masters – The Christmas Collection: The Best of Reba
Similar People  Richard Sterban, Joe Bonsall, Duane Allen, Wally Fowler, Kenny Rogers

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William Lee Golden (born January 12, 1939), a native of Brewton, Alabama, is an American country music singer. Between 1965 and 1987, and again since December 1995, he has been the baritone singer in the country vocal group The Oak Ridge Boys.

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Golden joined The Oak Ridge Boys (then a Southern gospel music group) in 1965. Golden is widely known for his waist-length beard and hair, and has become one of the most recognizable faces in the entertainment industry. Golden was voted out of The Oak Ridge Boys in 1987, as the other three members wanted to change the band's image. He was replaced by Steve Sanders, but stayed with MCA Records as a solo artist to record an album titled American Vagabond, which included two chart singles. In 1990, he moved to Mercury Records and released "Louisiana Red Dirt Highway".

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Sanders left the group in 1995 and Golden returned on New Year's Eve of the same year.

Personal life

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Golden lives in Hendersonville, Tennessee with his wife Simone De Golden. He has four sons, a step-daughter and seven grandchildren. Golden's sons Rusty and Chris recorded as The Goldens for Epic Records and Capitol Records between 1988 and 1991. They also played in his road band during his solo career.

The "Golden Era Plantation"

Golden's home is called The "Golden Era Plantation." Built in 1786, it is recognized as the oldest brick home in Sumner County, Tennessee. The Federal-style structure was built in 1786, then called "Pilot's Knob," on a military outpost by American Revolutionary War Captain James Franklin, the father of planter and slave trader Isaac Franklin (1789–1846). After the war, he was awarded a land grant to the property.

During the Civil War, the Plantation became a station camp for Confederate soldiers. In order to protect their valuable gold and silver from approaching Union soldiers, the occupants buried the metals in the ground surrounding the house. This gold was later discovered during renovation of the home in 1976.

The area has been struck twice by tornados; once in 1892 and again on April 6, 2006. Originally a two-story building, the second story was removed by the first tornado. Repairs were made leaving it as a single-story home. Following the second tornado, the home's architecture was restored, adding a second story.

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