Chris Golden will be in concert at Cumberland Chapel Freewill Baptist Church on Saturday, Nov. 11.
Formerly with The Oak Ridge Boys, Golden garnered his first number one song recently with “A Different Light” and was named 2017 Crossover Artist of the Year, among other accolades.
“From an early age I was surrounded by music on both sides of the family,” said Golden, “and it was something that came very natural and easy for me.”
After 17 years on the road with The Oak Ridge Boys, and stints with Alabama and Restless Heart, Golden finally found himself on a solo journey.
Local resident Kathy Ann Lunsford said she met Golden years ago and arranged his visit to the church.
“This will be the first time he’s been in McMinnville,” said Lunsford. “I’ve known him since the early 80s. I grew up listening to The Oak Ridge Boys and his dad is one of The Oak Ridge Boys. We met at Country Music Fan Fair, when it was still Fan Fair. Now it’s the CMA Fest. He’s super nice and really down to earth.”
Cumberland Chapel Freewill Baptist Church is located at 229 Rocky River Road in Rock Island. Admission is free, but a love offering will be taken.