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Thread started 09/08/17 3:49pm

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Country's Gentle Giant Don Williams Dead

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I remember Don Williams so well during my late 70s country phase.

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Don Williams, the Country Music Hall of Fame member whose imposing height and warm, reassuring voice earned him the nickname "Gentle Giant," died Friday, September 8th after a short illness. An internationally popular country star, Williams recorded dozens of hit songs, including "Tulsa Time," "Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" and "It Must Be Love." He was 78.



"In giving voice to songs like 'Good Ole Boys Like Me,' 'Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good,' and 'Amanda,' Don Williams offered calm, beauty, and a sense of wistful peace that is in short supply these days," Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Kyle Young said in a statement Friday. "His music will forever be a balm in troublesome times. Everyone who makes country music with grace, intelligence, and ageless intent will do so while standing on the shoulders of this gentle giant."


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Reply #1 posted 09/08/17 4:52pm

MickyDolenz

I had cable a year or 2 ago and I'd watch reruns of Pop Goes The Country on RFD-TV and Don was on a few episodes of it.

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #2 posted 09/09/17 7:30am

PennyPurple

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RIP Don!


When I was growing up, my parents were big country music fans and the radio was always tuned to our local country music station.

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Reply #3 posted 09/11/17 11:58am

MickyDolenz

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #4 posted 09/11/17 8:09pm

EddieC

I hadn't seen anything about this until just now. I'm surprised I hadn't--I wouldn't expect front page on every news site, but I get enough music news I would have expected a mention. He crossed my mind out of nowhere sometime in the last week or so--strange, though I can't say exactly when it was. Maybe I did see something and it just didn't register?

Actually (coming back to edit) now I remember that I just started singing Lord I Hope This Day Is Good for some reason. I think it was on Friday, actually. Hmm.

[Edited 9/11/17 20:13pm]

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Reply #5 posted 09/12/17 9:56am

MickyDolenz

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #6 posted 09/18/17 10:37pm

gingerwildwood

He will be missed. He was one of my favorites as a kid.
If it's magic, then why can't it be everlasting.....
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Reply #7 posted 09/19/17 4:25am

Dancelot

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RIP

I'll always remember him for this one






and not to forget

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