Don Williams

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Don Williams
Williams performing in 2006
Williams performing in 2006
Background information
Birth nameDonald Ray Williams
Born(1939-05-27)May 27, 1939
Floydada, Texas, United States
DiedSeptember 8, 2017(2017-09-08) (aged 78)[1]
Mobile, Alabama, United States
GenresCountry
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter
InstrumentsVocals, guitar, piano, bass
Years active1964–2016
LabelsColumbia, Dot, ABC, MCA, Capitol, RCA, American Harvest, Giant, Koch, Compendia, Sugar Hill Records
Websitewww.don-williams.com

Don Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer, songwriter, and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 number one country hits.

His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname: "Gentle Giant" of country music.[2]

On September 8, 2017, Williams died after a short battle with emphysema in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 78.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Thanki, Juli (September 8, 2017). "Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams dead at 78". The Tennesseean. Retrieved 8 September 2017.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 31, 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Country star Don Williams, "the Gentle Giant," dead at 78". Retrieved September 9, 2017.
  4. Betts, Stephen L.; Betts, Stephen L. (8 September 2017). "Don Williams, Country's 'Gentle Giant,' Dead at 78".