Oak Ridge Boys back in Brewton

Published 7:27 am Monday, March 10, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell – news editor
Saturday's Brewton Music Festival was more than just a chance to perform on stage for four of Brewton's natives.
William Lee Golden, Chris Golden, William Lee “Rusty” Golden Jr. and Hank Adam Locklin returned to Brewton, where they said they feel most at home.
As a part of the the Oak Ridge Boys, William Lee and Chris weren't just taking the stage to entertain a crowd Saturday night, they were coming home to old friends and family by making a return to Brewton.
With Chris and William Lee arriving in town Saturday along with their immediate family, the two had a chance to spend time with members of their extended family.
William Lee's mother, Ruth Golden, and sister, Lanette Lowery, both live in the Dixonville community just south of Brewton.
Chris Golden was born in Tennessee, but he said Brewton has always felt like home.
Rusty said he was thrilled at the opportunity to be home in Brewton but wished for more time. “I like getting the most of family time,” Rusty said. “I only wish I had the opportunity to spend a little more time here in Brewton. This is my home and I love to visit with family every chance I get.”
That “every chance” comes too seldom, but the family enjoys each moment together, sister Lanette said.
Hank Adam Locklin is also a product of the Brewton area with his parents, Hank and Anita, living in Brewton. Locklin served as emcee for the Brewton Music Festival.