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Country Music Legend Don Williams Dead At 78

Don Williams tribute album 2017
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Country music has just lost a giant, literally and figuratively. Don Williams has passed away at the age of 78.

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In 2010, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Don Williams was dubbed “The Gentle Giant” because of his huge, booming voice. He had a string of hits such asI Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me“, “We Should Be Together”, “I Believe in You“, “I’m Just A Country Boy” and a slew of other hits.

Don Williams reportedly passed away after a short illness.

From the official press release –

Last year also saw the final release of Williams’ career, a live CD and DVD recorded in Ireland. In 2017, the singer was the subject of a tribute album, Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams, that included performances of his hits by artists such as Lady Antebellum and Garth Brooks.

Below is a list of the numerous awards he won throughout his incredible career.

Academy of Country Music

Country Music Association

Nominations

Academy of Country Music

Country Music Association

 

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