Goldie Hill

Genres: Country & Bluegrass


Argolda Voncile Hill, 11 January 1933, Karnes County, Texas, USA, d. 24 February 2005, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Hill’s career was far too short in the opinion of many country music fans. It started in 1952 and basically ended when she retired from music in 1957, although she made a brief comeback in the late 60s.

In 1952, Hill went with elder brother Tommy to his recording session. A country band leader told Tommy he needed a girl singer who could play bass fiddle. Hill later recalled ‘Tommy told him he knew just the girl and before I knew it, for the first time in my life, I was holding a bass fiddle’. Soon after she made her debut on the KWKH Shreveport’s The Louisiana Hayride and joined Decca Records. In January 1953, Hill’s recording of ‘I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes’ (the answer song to Slim Willet and Skeets McDonald hit ‘Don’t Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes’) entered the Billboard...

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