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Don Williams

  • Birthplace: Floydada, Texas
  • Birthday: May 27
Date of passing: 
September 08, 2017

Don Williams was a singer and musician best known for a low-key style of country music giving him the nickname "Gentle Giant." His hits include "Tulsa Time," "It Must Be Love," "She Never Knew Me" and "I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me."

Williams' music was used on soundtracks for both film and television, including the series Top of the Pops and the telefilm A Real American Hero. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films The Driver, Getting' Down, Smokey and the Bandit II and The Wendell Baker Story.

Don Williams was a singer and musician best known for a low-key style of country music giving him the nickname "Gentle Giant." His hits include "Tulsa Time," "It Must Be Love," "She Never Knew Me" and "I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me."

Williams' music was used on soundtracks for both film and television, including the series Top of the Pops and the telefilm A Real American Hero. His music can also be heard on the soundtracks of the films The Driver, Getting' Down, Smokey and the Bandit II and The Wendell Baker Story.

Additionally, Williams appeared on the series The Mike Douglas Show, The Porter Wagoner Show, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Nasville on the Road and Hee Haw, as well as small acting roles on the show Likely Stories, Vol. 3; the television movie The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion and the comedic film W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, starring Burt Reynolds.

In 2010, Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

He died September 8, 2017. He was 78.

 

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Don Williams

Don Williams

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Rex Features via AP Images

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