GOLDIE HILL ~ A hidden gem within the crown of Country Music (click here to read the entire story)
I don’t know how I found this or even why I was looking for something on youtube but that’s how it always starts….ya know? I mean… I came across this video clip and I swear I have watched it at least a half dozen times every day since I found it. Its a song by a female country artist that had a huge hit with it in the early 1950’s….if your ears have not yet been blessed by this voice, her name is Goldie Hill. This was an answer song written for “Don’t Let the Stars Get In Your Eyes”. I love it…..you will too!
Here’s a picture of Ms. Goldie from back in the day….
Here’s the clip that’s been in heavy rotation lately….
…ain’t that a hell of a band!?!
The greatest musicians in the world live in Nashville, TN.
This was filmed at one of the various “Opry Family Reunion” shows that featured several past and present stars of the Grand Ole Opry. There is an entire series of these!
It had been many years since Goldie had performed professionally when this was shot. The song she is singing in the clip above was written by her brother Tommy Hill. She followed this song with two duets with Justin Tubb and then married Country Music entertainer Carl Smith. They raised 3 children and for the most part Goldie Hill had gracefully faded from the spotlight in favor of raising her family.
She recorded breifly in the late 1960’s, however the majority of her success was during the early part of her career. I’m so glad that she was invited to take part in one of the many Opry Reunion programs that have been taped over the past several years. This song has become one of my favorites and this clip is a real treasure, she seems so happy to be singing again.
Sadly…Goldie was called to Hillbilly Heaven in 2005.