Country Music Legend Don Williams Dead At 78
Country music has just lost a giant, literally and figuratively. Don Williams has passed away at the age of 78.
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 as “I 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.
- 1976 ACM Top Male Vocalist
- 1977 ACM Top Male Vocalist
- 1978 ACM Top Male Vocalist
- 1979 ACM Top Male Vocalist
- 1980 ACM Album of the Year – I Believe in You
- 1980 ACM Single Record of the Year – I Believe in You
- 1980 ACM Top Male Vocalist
- 1982 ACM Album of the Year – Listen to the Radio
- 1976 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year
- 1977 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year
- 1978 CMA Album of the Year – Country Boy
- 1979 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year
- 1980 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year
- 1981 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year