Welcome to my world
Please pardon the mess. This site is a work in progress, just like me.    
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.  
#chrisgolden #ChrisGolden
(My official bio is on the next page,) 
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. Although I love to travel, to me there is no place like home. Anyone who knows me knows that my three children are my world, and 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


I am so proud to say that my new single "A Different Light' is now the #1 Christian Country song in the nation in the May issue of CASHBOX Magazine, as well as #4 in CHRISTIAN VOICE. It was written by Dianne Wilkenson and my brother Rusty and features my friends The Freemans singing along with me. God is good!. Thanks to radio for playing it, to the ones who have requested it, and to Perry Edge and the Double E staff for all they do to help promote my music.  Look for my new single 'SUNDAY SHOES' coming soon to a radio dial near you. 


I was recently invited and honored to have a conversation with Deon Unthank of Absolutely Gospel at the National Quartet Convention in Pigeon Forge, TN. He does much to spread the Gospel and news of what is happening in the Gospel Music Industry. You can check out our interview here. Thanks for including me Deon ! 
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.    
         Sold Out Crowd at The Ryman                           Together Again! A Golden Moment indeed!       Rockin' the tambo on 'Can't You See' with MTB 
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 restlessheartband.com  
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 - October 2015
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 

ICGMA Awards - West Plains, MO -  8/8/15
with friends Ava Kasich, Dennis McKay, and Gena Hamilton
This past August at the West Plains Civic Center I was priviledged to perform at the ICGMA Awrds Show and host the first portion. A few minutes before the show I asked omy friends to join me for an impromtu version of a couple of old gospel standards. . We called ourselves "Big Little Town''.
Now playing on The Heartland Network and 'Nashville Country Revival'
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.  
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  • "..it 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
  • "...it is nice when Christian artists have a clear understanding of where their gifts come from" Mike Holmes, The Farm
Chris Golden
Chris Golden
'Nashville' Cat
Alabama Boys
Sunday March 8 was a real treat. I was 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. 
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.  It took most of the day to film 20 seconds which were then cut down to 5 for the show. It was another opportunity and I am thankful for each one along the way. 
For the second year in a row I was asked to be part of the annual Teddy Gentry Birthday Bash in Nashville along with Jamey Johnson and many others. Teddy is a founding member of the super group Alabama, and when not on tour, he hosts a series of concerts at the Alabama headquarters in Ft. Payne, AL . I am proud to go play drums for them each month.  
Chris Golden
"Sunday Shoes"
Read the full review
  • "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

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
Chris Golden
Chris Golden
Elizabeth Golden - 'Fields Of Gold' 
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  www.elizabethgolden.net

Elijah Golden - "I Wont Last A Day"

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