Golden

Songfacts®:

  • The title track of Lady A's fourth studio album, "Golden" was penned by the trio with Texan-born singer-songwriter Eric Paslay. The group's Charles Kelley said of the record: "This album feels to me like one of those that from start to finish could be a good road trip record, and that's what we wanted. It's one of the reasons why the term 'golden' was cool. I think about road trips and driving down the road with those little streaks of sunshine popping through the trees, especially at sunset. 'Golden' ... it just gives you this warm, easy feeling."

    Dave Haywood added that he also sees the album title as a nod to their many musical blessings. "We want to value this time in our careers because it's such a treasure that we can still sit in a room and write songs together," said the Lady A guitarist. "I personally feel so humbled to still be making records that people are excited to hear."
  • This was the last song that Lady A wrote for the Golden album.
  • Golden was Lady A's third album to top the Billboard 200. Its placing at the summit was helped by the record being released in the week before Mother's Day weekend, a time of year where there's often a sales boost among a demographic that has embraced the trio.
  • The Lady A trio performed this song with Fleetwood Mac's Stevie Nicks at the 2014 ACM Awards. They also recorded a special version, which was released on iTunes a couple of days before. "Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought we'd have the chance to perform with Stevie Nicks, let alone develop a friendship like we have on and off stage," said the band's Hillary Scott. "When we first sat down with her, 'Golden' was one of our songs that really touched her, so we recently asked her if she'd be willing to record her vocal for it - and she agreed!"

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