• 2017 Gold Cross Award (ICGMA equivilent to Entertainer of the Year)
  • #1 Song  'A Different Light' - CASHBOX Magazine, #4 song 'Sunday Shoes'
  • 17 year member of The Oak Ridge Boys Band, stints with Alabama & Restless Heart
  • Appearances at The Ryman Auditorium, TBN's "Praise The Lord", more
  • named 2016 'Crossover Artist of the Year' by both I.C.G.M.A. and Christian Voice Magazine

The new single 'ON THE SUNNY BANKS' is now impacting at radio. Please call your local stations to request it.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / Nashville, TN - January, 2017

    Whether you’re watching Chris Golden perform on stage or chatting with him off stage, it’s obvious he has a passion for sharing the gospel and encouraging people. Golden is a gifted communicator and nowhere is that more evident than his latest album “Less of Me". He lends his warm, evocative voice to such classic tunes as “Life’s Railway to Heaven” and “Leaning On The Everlasting Arms”, infusing timeless songs of faith with a fresh sense of commitment and enthusiasm.  The highlights on this collection are numerous including the Glen Campbell-penned title track and his take on the Oak Ridge Boys hit “Thank God for Kids”, which he delivers with his father, The Oaks’ William Lee Golden.  “What Salvation’s Done for Me,” co-written by his brother Rusty, is a compelling number with an uplifting message.  It’s a powerful collection of songs, and a must have record for anyone who loves country gospel music delivered with authority and heart.       
                                       Deborah Evans Price -
                              Award Winning Journalist
      Nashville Correspondent for Billboard

The new 'Less of Me' album is now available. Listen & Download HERE

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Who I Am
I'm an entertainer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and sinner saved by grace. Music is my life, my gift, and my love.  
Chris Golden, photo by: Michael Gomz
    I was born in Alabama, the son of a paper mill worker, and raised in Tennessee along with two older brothers by a loving mother. By the third grade I had already taught myself to play several instruments and have always considered my musical abilities a gift from God. In my time I have pulled weeds, sold balloons, hosted a television show, and even once hauled moonshine.  
    Anyone who knows me knows that my three children are my world, We have a big ol' outside dog named Scout. I love Jesus, my family, coffee, two-toned shoes, and Homburg hats. Outside of music and traveling, my hobbies include photography, video, growing tomatoes and canoeing. 
    I spent the first part of my life scuffing my Sunday Shoes...literally and deep. I have spent the last part of my life trying to shine them back up.  After 17 years on the road with The Oak Ridge Boys, I finally found myself…on a solo musical journey which I hope will bring me to a town near you to sing the rest of my story.  If you browse these pages you will learn a lot more about me. I hope you will leave me a message so I can get to know you as well. Thanks for stopping by.  God's best!    


Chris Golden, Photo by J. FulbrightSinger, Musician, Gospel Music, Oak Ridge Boys

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  • " was more than a concert, it was a worship experience!"      Pastor Ed Robinson, Oak Grove Baptist
  • "Your program was professional, uplifting, and very spritual. Our members are still talking about how your music blessed us all. Shiloh is looking forward to your return".     Pastor Matthew Rucker, Shiloh UMC
  • " is nice when Christian artists have a clear understanding of where their gifts come from"  Mike Holmes, The Farm
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  • "...the kind of talent that can't be taught. This versatile artist truly has something for everyone!'   Yankee Gospel
Chris Golden on the red carpet at the IGMA Awards in NAshville, TN
Chris Golden performing at the ICMA Award Show
Chris Golden entertaining the crowd at the 2016 ICMA Award Show in Nashville, TN

ICM Awards 

                                                                                                                                                                                  Nashville, TN - October 27, 2016 /
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION ! Trinity Music City rolled out the red carpet for the 2016 Inspirational Country Music Awards. Hosted by Collin Raye and Megan Alexander, I was excited to perform before a full crowd of fans and industry folks alike. Broadcast dates and times TBA . Stay tuned! .

ICGMA 2016 'Crossover Artist of the Year'

Chris Goldn entertaining the crowd at the ICGMA Awards in West Plains, MO
 West Plains, MO - August 5, 2016 

    I was proud and honored to receive the 2016 'Crossover Artist of the Year award at the 60th Annual International Country Gospel Music Association Awards Show at the Civic Auditorium in West Plains, MO. I also performed a couple of songs and got to visit with many friends from the genre. 
Chris Golden accepting the 2016 'Crossover Artist of the Year at the ICMA Award Show in West Plains, MO
    Nashville, TN - August 15, / Many thanks to my friend and neighbor Scot England for writing the story which is featured in the latest edition of Larry's Country Diner newsletter. Scot was a news anchor at RFD, and is a respected author.
    Saturday, June 4 Country and gospel artist Chris Golden will be the headlining performer at this year’s Blueberry Festival. Now in its 36th year, the festival will be held on Sat., June 18, beginning at 8 a.m. While Golden’s specific performance times will be announced in the coming days, the singer said he is thrilled to be headed back to Brewton. And so is Brewton Chamber of Commerce director Judy Crane. “I think (Golden) will draw a lot of people to Brewton,” Crane said. “I’ve had people calling from Nashville that follow him around, so that is going to bring great exposure to Brewton – which is exactly what we hope for each year.” The Golden name is a known in Brewton – and across the nation – as one of a musical background. “From an early age I was surrounded by music on both sides of the family, and it was something that came very natural and easy for me,” Golden said. Golden said he never took any musical lessons and considers his ability to hear something a few times and then play it a “gift from God.” While growing up in Tennessee, Golden spent summers on his grandparents farm in south Alabama, working in the fields and singing in church. During this time he developed an appreciation for family harmonies and a steadfast work ethic. From playing in a band at 15 to making his lead vocal debut at 19 on “Hee Haw,” the years have seen a musical journey for Golden. He began playing with his father – William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys – and the band in 1995 and has gone own to release five critically-acclaimed solo albums. His latest album entitled Shoebox was released in the fall of 2013 with the first video “Shoebox” now in rotation on ZUUS Country Network and featured as “Breakout Artist of the Week” and appearing in the TOP 10 Countdown. “Music is my life, my gift, my love, and I feel like I would be turning my back on my calling if I didn’t keep doing this,” he said. “I love and live to entertain.” This year’s festival will also feature a number of local performers as well as arts and crafts and food vendors. For more information on the festival, visit the “Alabama Blueberry Festival” Facebook page. -Stephanie Nelson
    Sommerset, Ky - May, 21, 2016 I was beyond honored to receive the 2016 'Crossover Artist of the Year' at the Gospel Music Fan Fair Award Show held at the Center For Rural Development in Sommerset, KY. Other Artists nominated included Carrie Underwood, Jason Crabb, Larry Gatlin, T. Graham Brown, Michael English, and others.
    Nashville, TN - May, 2016 / Christian Country singer, Chris Golden, has been in Christian and Country Music behind the scenes for a while, but has come out of the shadows to make his own mark with his first Number 1 song, “A Different Light” on the CASHBOX Christian Country Chart. Chris commented, “Thank you to my award winning – songwriting brother, Rusty Golden, and Dianne Wilkinson for writing such a great song. Thank you also to Chris and Darrell Freeman for sharing their special vocal gifts to make the sound so incredible. I’m reminded of an old saying that fits me right now. It says, ‘It’s never too late to be what you might have been.’ THANK YOU LORD!” The song is being promoted to radio by Double E Promotions. The song will be sent to over 700 radio stations by AG Publicity via MP3s in E-mails. ‬Deborah Evans Price of Billboard Magazine stated of Chris “For a select few individuals, making music seems as natural as breathing. Chris Golden is one of those gifted souls. A skilled instrumentalist and intuitive songwriter with a voice like warm honey, Golden’s passion for music shines on every track of his latest project.” If you would like to interview Chris Golden contact AG Publicity at .
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    Nashville, TN - June 25, 2016 / The much anticipated new project is here! This 12 song disc release on 24k Records is now available. Highlights include 'Love Is A Cross', 'On The Sunny Banks', 'Show Me The Way To Go' and 3 generations singing 'Thank God For Kids'. ORDER TODAY! Send $20.00 to Chris Golden Music, 'Less of Me' PO BOX 114 Hendersonville, TN 37077. Postage is included. As always, there is a money back guarantee.
Chris Golden featured in LArrys Country Diner Magazine
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Nashville, TN - December 2105
    At a recent appearance with Restless Heart at the CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, the band asked me to come down front and sing a song. Since it was a song made famous by my father, halfway through I asked him to come join us. It was a special surprize for the sold out crowd.  I also joined Marshall Tucker Band for the finale along with Restless Heart, Shenandoah and Craig Wayne Boyd.    
Chris Golden, William Lee Golden, Oak Ridge Boys, Ryman Auditorium, Restless Heart, Chriistmas, Thank God For Kids, father and son, The Goldens
         Sold Out Crowd at The Ryman                               Together Again! A Golden Moment indeed!       Rockin' the tambo on 'Can't You See' with MTB 
Chris Golden playing drums for Restless Heart at the Grand Ole Opry
For the last part of 2015 and the first part of 2016, I was honored and excited to have been asked to join my friends Restless Heart on the road. It is the all original  line-up celebrating 32 years of making music. I played drums and sang while member John Dittrich healed from back surgery. I was still doing solo dates and working in the studio when time allowed. To keep up with the Restless schedule, go to 
Backstage with Restless Heart during a recent appearance at The Grand Ole Opry.
L-R: Dave Innis, Adrian Innis, Greg Jennings, myself, Larry Stewart, Paul Gregg.

LIVE & UNPLUGGED @Dugger Mountain Music Hall
I was priviledged to make a trip to Duggar Mountain in the  beautiful hills  of NE Alabama to film a Alabama PBS television special which will also be seen on Blue Highway TV, Heartland Network, and in Great Britain and Ireland.  You can watch the whole episode below. This is the outreach of a ministry called 'Our Father's Arms' which helps men, women , and children. To learn more about this great ministry and Bob McCleod please take a look at this short video: OUR FATHER'S ARMS 

Chris Golden, Entertainer singing at Dugger Mountain Music Hall
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A true labor of love, I opened my own shoebox full of memories to put together this sentimental walk down memory lane.  Shoebox video was filmed at the Historic Palace Theater in Gallatin, TN and features family photos and home movies from the Golden vault. It aired coast to coast on ZUUS Country Network and was named 'Breakout Artist' being featured in the TOP 20 Countdown. It can now be seen on The Heartland Network, Blue Highway  TV and more.  Check your local listings.  
Chris Golden, album cover, Sunday Shoes, two toe shoes, Homburg hat, sharp dressed man
"Sunday Shoes"
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  • "Album Of The Month" - Power Source Magazine
  • "I LOVE this CD ! - Bill Gaither
  • "Music that is sure-footed, sturdy, and built for the long haul. A perfect journey in his Sunday Shoes" - Tom Roland
  • "For a select few individuals making music comes as naturally as breathing. Golden is one of those gifted souls". - Billboard
  • "A skilled multi-instrumentalist with a voice like warm honey, Golden's passion for music shines on every track" - Deborah Evans Price
Chris Golden, ABC Nashville,
Chris Golden, Elizabeth Golden, fiddle,  First Baptist Church
I was recently invited to sing and share at two services at our home church, First Baptist Hendersonville in Tennessee. What made it extra special was being joined by my daughter Elizabeth on fiddle. 
'Nashville' Cat
If you looked real close, you may have seen me recently on ABC's 'Nashville'. I was chosen to play a role in a band which was being signed to 'Rayna's' new record label.

Meet the Family 

Working with my children has been the highlight of this new chapter of my life. They do not always get to travel with me, but when they share the stage, it is magical. All three are extrememly talented and have music and CDs of their own available.  

Chris Golden and daughter Elizabeth
Chris Golden and family in concert
Chris Golden proudly watches daughter Elizabeth tearing up the fiddle.
Chris Golden, Elizabeth Golden, father daughter, fiddle, acoustic, Americana,
I am so very proud of the work we did together on Elizabeth's debut album.  God had his hand on it from the beginning. What started out as a little homemade gift of music for the grandparents turned into having her video played nationwide. With a borrowed camera we went to the farm down the road from our house to shoot a photo for the album cover. When the skies turned such beautiful colors we grabbed a boom box and started shooting video.  God provided a most amazing lightning show behind us as we filmed. We took the footage to a then college student Nick Eagles who helped edit the video. Within a week it was airing on ZUUS Country Network as their 'Breakout Artist' and was featured in the TOP 20 Countdown.  You can find out more about Elizabeth at

Elijah Golden - "I Wont Last A Day Without You"

My son Elijah has recorded a mini-EP which is also now available.