The great country musician by name Don Williams is dead. He died at the age of 78 after a brief illness. Don Williams is a Country Music Hall of Fame member. His impressive height and softening voice gave him the nickname “Gentle Giant.” Unfortunately, he died on Friday, September 8th, 2017 after a short illness.
The international country star has recorded dozens of hit songs. Thus including “Tulsa Time,” “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” and “It Must Be Love.”
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CEO Kyle Young said in a statement on Friday. “His music will forever be a balm in troublesome times. Everyone who makes country music with grace, intelligence, and ageless intent will do so while standing on the shoulders of this gentle giant.”
Don Williams was Born in Floydada, Texas, on May 27th, 1939. He was raised in Portland, Texas, where he learned guitar from his mother.
Williams’ songs have been recorded by several country superstars. Just one day before he turned 78 last May, the tribute album Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams was issued. This was supposed to be a testament to his widespread and long-lasting influence.
A special tribute to the longtime Grand Ole Opry member was also performed on the Opry stage just days after that album was released.