Don Williams

Don Williams

About Don Williams

Don Williams (born May 27, 1939, Floydada, Texas, United States), is an American country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He grew up in Portland, Texas, and graduated in 1958 from Gregory-Portland High School. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 No. 1 Country & Western hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and an imposing build earned him the nickname 'The Gentle Giant' of country music. When Don was three years old he sang in a local talent contest his first public performance and won first prize, an alarm clock. He began playing guitar as a teenager, which he learned from his mother. While a teenager, he played with country, rock n' roll and folk bands.

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