Monday, September 11, 2017

RIP Don Williams

He was 78 when he passed away over the weekend. From the RAMP Newsletter...

A native of Floydada, TX, Williams (left), known as "The Gentle Giant" for his smooth, laid-back sound, was born May 27, 1939. He made his chart debut in 1973 with "The Shelter of Your Eyes," followed in 1974 with his first chart-topper, "I Wouldn't Want To Live If You Didn't Love Me."
From that point through 1991, each Williams single would hit the Top 40 on the Billboard Country charts. His 1970s hits included the hits "Tulsa Time," "She Never Knew Me" and "It Must Be Love." He was named the CMA Male Vocalist of the Year in 1978. In 1981 Williams recorded "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good," and what would be his biggest hit, "I Believe In You," which not only topped the Country charts, but also crossed over to No. 24 on the Billboard Hot 100.