Entertainer • Historian • Painter
William Lee Golden is one of the most recognized personalities in Country and Gospel music, having garnered the highest accolades as a member of the legendary group The Oak Ridge Boys. Now, the renowned “Mountain Man” is climbing to new heights in the world of fine art.
Raised in rural south Alabama, Golden’s distinctive baritone voice took on international stature. The Oak Ridge Boys have had more than a dozen Number One singles and over 30 Top Ten hits with over 30 million records sold. Their numerous Gold and Platinum recordings include “Thank God For Kids,” “American Made,” “Bobbie Sue,” “Ozark Mountain Jubilee,” and the crowd favorite “Elvira.”
The Safe Surfin’ Foundation has adopted “Thank God For Kids” as its organizations theme song.
The Oaks have received seven Grammy Awards, one American Music Award, Four Country Music Awards (CMA) as well as the 2008 CMA Pioneer Award, eight Dove Awards, the Boy Scout’s Silver Buffalo Award, the 2010 SMGM President’s Honor and the induction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Oak Ridge Boys have received an abundant amount of other national and international acknowledgements.
Golden has personally been awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, and “Entertainer of the Year Award” from the Cherokee Indian Association, an organization of fifteen American tribes. The multi-talented artist was honored with an official 2010 invitation to attend the prestigious Bohemian Grove.