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Signs honoring musical natives to be unveiled

By By ROBERT BLANKENSHIP – Managing Editor
If the historic homes and downtown mural wasn't enough to make Brewton stand out, passing motorist will now have one more reason to remember Brewton.
On Wednesday, local officials will unveil new signs declaring Brewton the home to country music legends Hank Locklin and Oak Ridge Boy member William Lee Golden. The signs will be placed at the city limits on Hwy. 31 and Hwy. 41. Both performers will be on hand for an official ceremony to be held at the Buddy Mitchell Bridge at 10 a.m.
Brewton Mayor Ted Jennings is scheduled to speak as will the two honorees.
Locklin, who makes his home in Brewton, is a grammy-nominated recording artist known for country music standards such as "Please Help Me I'm Falling," "Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" and "Geisha Girl." He still is active in recording and plans to have a new album released before September.
Golden joined the gospel quartet, The Oak Ridge Boys, in 1965. The Oak Ridge Boys has had many members during its run in the gospel music business, but it was the group that contained Golden which crossed over into country music to make the biggest splash. During Golden's 22-year career with the Oak Ridge Boys they scored numerous hits including "Elvira" and "Bobbie Sue." Golden was the lead singer for several of The Oaks chart-toppers including "I Wish You Could Have Turned My Head And Left My Heart Alone," "Trying To Love Two Women," and the universal smash, "Thank God For Kids."