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Don Williams
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Williams performing in 2006
Background information
Birth name Donald Ray Williams
Born (1939-05-27)May 27, 1939
Floydada, Texas, United States
Died September 8, 2017(2017-09-08) (aged 78)
Mobile, Alabama, United States
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, bass
Years active 1964–2016
Labels Columbia, Dot, ABC, MCA, Capitol, RCA, American Harvest, Giant, Koch, Compendia, Sugar Hill Records

Don Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country singer, songwriter, and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 number one country hits.

His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname: "Gentle Giant" of country music.

On September 8, 2017, Williams died after a short battle with emphysema in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 78.

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