Steve Sanders (musician)

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Steve Sanders
Birth name Steve Sanders
Also known as Little Steve Sanders
Born (1952-09-17)September 17, 1952
Richland, Georgia, U.S.
Died June 10, 1998(1998-06-10) (aged 45)
Cape Coral, Florida, U.S.
Genres Country, gospel
Occupations Musician, actor
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1966–1998
Associated acts The Oak Ridge Boys

Steve Sanders (September 17, 1952 – June 10, 1998) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as being the replacement for William Lee Golden, the baritone in The Oak Ridge Boys, who had left the group in 1987.


Sanders began singing gospel music at the age of five. He began an acting career on Broadway at age 12, appearing in The Yearling. From 1966 to 1971, he recorded gospel albums. He made his debut with The Oak Ridge Boys band in 1981 as a rhythm guitarist. After William Lee Golden left, he sang baritone with the group from 1987 to 1995.[1]


Sanders died in 1998 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.[2]



  • 1966: A Young Boy's Prayer (MGM Records)
  • 1968: I'm Happy Now (Canaan Records)
  • 1969: Little Steve Sings Big (Canaan Records)
  • 1969: This Is My Valley (Canaan Records)
  • 1970: In The Springtime of his Years (Canaan Records)
  • 1971: Now (Canaan Records)

With The Oak Ridge Boys[edit]

Singles he was featured on[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Steve Sanders Biography". 
  2. ^ "Steve Sanders, 45, Oak Ridge Boys' Singer". 1998-06-12. Retrieved 2013-09-19.