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Music Legend, Don Williams Is Dead

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Music Legend, Don Williams Is Dead

 

Country Music legend Don Williams an American country singer and songwriter has died after a short illness at his home in Alabama at age 78.

This was announced in a press release from the singer’s PR team who confirmed his death, saying funeral arrangements are pending.

Williams was born on May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas, growing up in nearby Portland. Music had always been close to his heart, as he entered his first talent contest — and won — at the age of three. His prize was a brand new alarm clock.

Williams played in a band with several friends during his teenage years and started a family not too long after graduating high school, marrying his wife Joy in April 1960.

The late Country Music Legend topped country charts with regularity through the ’70s, in songs characterized by an easygoing, Sunday-afternoon air and delivered with a smooth voice that walked the seam of a porch-front baritone and stage-ready tenor.

The sentiment that drove much of Williams’ country was a rakish positivity, best remembered in his biggest song, 1981’s “I Believe In You”:

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