Throughout her career in the entertainment industry, Brenda Hall Golden has often been recognized for her unique ideas in marketing and promotion. Although she was an instrumental performance major at Middle Tennessee State University, Golden found the operations offstage more exhilarating.
In 1996, Golden launched her own company, BG Media.
Brenda began developing her career in the music business in 1985 as receptionist for Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Hall of Fame members, The Oak Ridge Boys. She was eager to learn the business from the ground up. She soon worked her way to Executive Assistant to group member, William Lee Golden. Within months, the long expected and notorious break-up of the group came to fruition. This was a great lesson of endurance and the importance of reinvention for the young assistant. She stayed with the bearded icon and helped him navigate through a rough transition. They married in January of 1990.
In 1991, Brenda began working under one of the World’s most successful entertainment managers and publicists, Pam Lewis at PLA Media. She learned from her mentors surrounding the organization and became Senior Publicist and Sponsorship Coordinator for the PR/Marketing firm. She oversaw the PR and marketing for a wide-range of clients, both entertainment and corporate, as well as conceptualized, created and saw to fruition many events and merchandise items for major companies and entertainment legends. She was in charge of the accounts of Charley Pride, Michelle Wright, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, The Tammy Wynette Jewelry Collection, Raffi and many others.
In 1996, Golden launched her own company, BG Media. Her initial clients included: The Osmonds, The International Entertainment Buyers Association, The Official Coca-Cola Cookbook, Curb Records’ recording artist, Boy Howdy led by legendary songwriter Jeffrey Steele, Russian Comedian, Yakov Smirnoff and legendary magician Harry Blackstone, Jr. amongst others.
When William Lee reunited with his Oak Ridge partners at the end of 1996, Joe Bonsall approached Brenda and shared with her his desire to be a writer. The famed Oak Ridge Boy asked her for her assistance. After reading what he had been creating while on tour, Brenda introduced him to what would become his first publishers, Associated Publishing Group and oversaw the promotion of his children's books. That stack of papers became The Molly Book series, which went on to sale over 100,000 copies and launched his dual career as a writer. She was glad to be a blessing to her former boss.
Soon after the birth of her son Solomon in 2001, Brenda found a way to be an attentive mother and continue to pursue her work passion by exclusively representing the art of her husband and former Oak Ridge Boy, William Lee Golden. She encouraged William Lee to use painting as an outlet by giving him the tools he would need as a Christmas gift in 2001. William’s art was extraordinary. This endeavor brought new opportunities to both the bearded singer and for Brenda. She explored and learned how to market an entirely different field, the world of fine art. Ms. Golden organized and helped launch the new Concord C - Art Exhibition Area at the Nashville International Airport in 2007. She secured their first showing for The William Lee Golden Fine Art Collection. This was the singing painter's first exhibit. It was held over for an unprecedented 10 months.
The Texas born and Tennessee bred marketer has coordinated exhibitions of the bearded mountain man’s art works at the Tennessee State Museum, The Alabama Music Hall of Fame, The Pensacola Museum of Fine Art as well as many other prominent venues around the United States. She has also created and developed an entire line of art products. One of her most treasured accomplishments was securing the permanent display of the senior Oaks' original painting entitled “Bush Garden” at the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, TX.
Just shy of their 25th Wedding anniversary, Brenda and William Lee divorced in late 2014. Brenda once again found herself in a position where change, reinvention and a new beginning was required. Not one to be afraid of taking on a challenge, Brenda Hall Golden and her son soon relocated to Austin, Texas, where music, technology, film mix and mingle. The Golden Marketer took on the account of The Lubbock Entertainment and Performing Arts Associations and their impending $150 million, multi-purpose, state of the art facility, The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences. Aspects of this account had her working with Texas State Music and Film Commissioners, international corporations, as well as some of the greatest legendary entertainers in Rock N Roll history and their management. She was also working with country music singer/songwriter Caroline Jones.
The vocal master and Broadway star Gary Morris, was another new client during her transition. Gary is best known for his performance “Wind Beneath My Wings,” which earned “Song of The Year” awards from both the Country Music Association as well as the Academy of Country Music. Gary Morris continues to partner with Ms. Golden in creating television specials and other projects.
Over the more than 30 years in the entertainment business and working with a diverse list of legendary acts, Brenda has become an all-around Conundrum Solver. While learning to re-invent herself in mid-life after a divorce, she has met many other people, both men and women from around the World, who have walked or are walking down a similar road during their Golden Years. Wise words of encouragement from others have been her greatest blessing and has given her strength. Brenda Golden is encouraging others now that a new dawn has broken over the Texas horizon. Besides continuing to create concepts and special promotions for others, Brenda has launched , www.goldengab.com . It is a forum for those in their “golden years” who find themselves in the need of reinvention. Working on her first book, this Golden Girl is compiling some of the great advice she had been given from some of her dearest friend, such as: Former First-Lady Barbara Bush, Country Music icon and actress Reba McEntire, World Champion skater Scott Hamilton, Multi-award winning Superstar manager/ PR master, Pam Lewis as well as many others.
Brenda Hall Golden loves to learn and to grow, but she has found the real gold is sharing what she has learned with others.
Over the years Brenda Hall Golden’s clients have included: * Singer/songwriter and Broadway superstar, Gary Morris* The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences * Contemporary Christian artist and GMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Nicole C. Mullen * Singer/songwriter and Sirius XM radio host, Caroline Jones * Investor consultant for Pure Flix Entertainment film, “Do You Believe?” • Grand Ole Opry legend, Charley Pride* The International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA)• Canadian and US top female vocalist, Michelle Wright• The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo• Russian comedian, Yakov Smirnoff• The Osmonds working directly under Jimmy Osmond• Legendary magician, Harry Blackstone, Jr.• Curb recording group, Boy Howdy• All eight divisions of Associated Publishing Group (APG)• Reunion Records roster including Gary Chapman and Kathy Troccoli among others • Platinum selling children’s entertainer, Raffi• The Tammy Wynette Jewelry Collection for Home Shopping Network (HSN)• Special promotions for John Anderson’s single “Money In The Bank”• The official Coco-Cola Cookbook• and many others.