William Lee Golden Autobiography ‘Behind the Beard’ – New Book – The Oak Ridge Boys – 2021

Rudy Sarzo: I can’t wait to dive into the autobiography of my dear friend William Lee Golden. We’ve been friends for almost 40 years and I’m looking forward to learning more about him, the legacy of The Oak Ridge Boys and his sons, and my dear friends Rusty, Chris, and Craig. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻


William’s new autobiography “Behind the Beard” is an amusing, poignant and brutally honest memoir. Told in his own words, William shares his memories of his childhood and teenage years; and how he went from the cotton fields of Alabama to singing on stage with his favorite musical group. He also talks about his vision of turning a gospel group into one of the biggest acts in country music history. You’ll also read about his wife’s one-of-kind reaction when she learned he had been unfaithful, and the reason he was fired by the Oak Ridge Boys. Find out out he made his “Prodigal Son” return to the Oaks and what the future holds for William Lee and the Oak Ridge Boys. Plus, William also answers the question of: When and why he started growing his beard, and will he ever cut it?