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Old 09-08-2017, 05:26 PM   #1
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RIP - Don Williams. The Gentle Giant.

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Don Williams, an influential and award-winning country singer of hits including the love ballad “I Believe in You,” has died. He was 78.
A statement from publicist Kirt Webster said Williams died Friday after a short illness.


Williams had 17 No. 1 hits before retiring in 2016. His mellow sound influenced a later generation of singers including Joe Nichols and Josh Turner, and Keith Urban has said Williams drew him to country music.
Williams, nicknamed “the Gentle Giant,” had a rich voice, gentle delivery and a storytelling style. He toured sparingly, did few media interviews and spent much of his time on his farm west of Nashville.
Don Williams, the influential 'Gentle Giant' of country music, dies at 78 - LA Times
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Don Williams dead at 78

Country singer Don Williams*dies aged 78 | Daily Mail Online

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Ooops, didn't see this thread...issued a duplicate.....sorry.

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Here's a good Williams song with Sonny Landreth, Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, et al...


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Thank you.

Here's a good Williams song with Sonny Landreth, Clapton, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, et al...


Thank you for pulling that out - it's the best version of that song I've heard.

OT -love the Crossroads performances and hope there will be another one.
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