The Texas native with a straightforward yet smooth bass bariton voice, soft tones, and imposing build that earned him the nickname: "Gentle Giant" , has died. He publicist made the announcement earlier today that Don Williams passed away after a short illness. He was 78.
Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
Some of his most well-known chart toppers include “Tulsa Time,” “She Never Knew Me” and “It Must Be Love.” and my all-time favorite "Lord I Hope This Day Is Good"
Williams was named male vocalist of the year by the Country Music Association in 1978.
After a prolific career, Williams retired from performing in 2016.
Arrangements have not yet been announced.
Rest Easy Don Williams
May 27, 1939-September 8th 2017 ~Gone But Will Never Be Forgotten~
As if that wasn't sad enough, another tragic loss as we received word that Troy Gentry (pictured above right) 1/2 of the Country Duo Montgomery Gentry was killed earlier today in a helicopter crash in New Jersey. The crash occurred around noon today shortly after a distress call, killing Gentry and another passenger. Our thoughts and prayers going out to his family during this difficult time.
The report was confirmed by the band via Twitter