William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is recovering from a mild heart attack, according to the group's publicist.

William Lee Golden of the Oak Ridge Boys is recovering from a mild heart attack, according to the group's publicist. Golden, 65, widely recognized for his long gray beard, was traveling with the country group Saturday near Wausau, Wis., when he fell ill and checked into an area hospital.

The singer is expected to make a full recovery in four to six weeks, Brokaw said. The Oak Ridge Boys are continuing to perform with Golden's son, Chris, filling in, and are scheduled to visit Branson, Mo., tomorrow (Aug. 11).

The group is touring in support of its latest Spring Hill Music Group album, "The Journey," which was released July 27.

Each show is customized for a particular city. The group will take requests from fans on the Oaks' Web site, confer on a set list for that city and then e-mail the crew bus. The set list tailor-made for that city is printed out and posted for the musicians and crew each night.


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