Sad News For Country Music Lovers… Don Williams, Dies At 78

Don William dead
The Tulsa Time singer and Hall of Fame member passed away following a short illness.Don was known for country classics including You’re My Best Friend, Love Me Over Again, and I’m Just A Country Boy.

He was born in Texas in 1939 and grew up in Portland where he won a talent contest aged just three.

Don learnt to play the guitar as a teenager and later wed childhood sweetheart Joy Butcher in 1960.

The pair had two sons together, Gary and Timmy.

He landed a record contract in 1972 after moving to Nashville in Tennessee.

American singer-songwriter Shooter Jennings took to Twitter after news of Don’s death broke to pay tribute.

 Country star Don Williams has died aged 78
 The singer was known for classic Tulsa Time
 Don married wife Joy in 1960 and had two sons

 

He said: “Sad about Don Williams but Troy Gentry was my friend. I had great times with him. I’m stunned, angry and upset at the moment. I’ll miss you.”

Country music star Travis Tritt said: “So sad to hear that “Gentle Giant” Don Williams has died! What an incredible legacy of great music he leaves behind. May he RIP.”

 Williams died after a short illness

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