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Don Williams, the Gentle Giant of Country Music

Photo Don Williams while stationed in Chitose Japan in 1950's

Born in Floydada Texas on May 27, 1939, the celebrated country singer and songwriter grew up in Portland, Texas in Nueces County and graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1958. Williams singing career spanned 52 years minus four years he went into early retirement in 2007. Don's MCA single "Love Me Over Again" came on the country charts Dec. 8, 1979 and was at the top the week of Feb. 16,1980. It was his 21st charted song and his 10th No. 1. It was on the charts for 16 weeks. His reassuring  mellow bass-baritone singing voice earned him the nickname “Gentle Giant of Country Music.”

Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1976 and was inducted into The Country Music Hall Of Fame in 2010. He placed 56 songs on the country charts between 1972 and 1992. Williams recorded dozens of hit songs, including “Tulsa Time,” “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” and “It Must Be Love.”

By 2010 Williams came out of retirement and was again touring and producing new albums. In March 2016 Williams announced he was retiring again. The 76-year-old Williams said, "It's time to hang my hat up and enjoy some quiet time at home".

Don Williams, one of the biggest stars in country music in the 1970s and 1980's, died of emphysema on Friday September 8, 2017 in Mobile, Alabama. He was 78. 

Photo of Don Williams in Chitose Japan provided by Lloyd O'Neal Moler on Facebook's Texas Remembered Group.

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