Related Information for Julie Gold Julie Gold (born February 3, 1956 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter based in New York. She is best known as the writer of the song "From a Distance" which won the Grammy for Song of the Year in 1991 for Bette Midler's version. Nanci Griffith, the first to record "From a Distance" (in 1987), has also recorded Gold’s songs "Heaven", "Southbound Train", "Good Night New York", and "Mountain of Sorrow&q.. read more