Don Williams


Don Williams Songs

Background information


Birth name Donald Ray Williams
Also known as Gentle Giant
Born May 27, 1939
Floydada, Texas, U.S.
Died September 9, 2017 (aged 78)
Mobile, Alabama, U.S.
Genres Country
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano,
Years active 1964–2006, 2010–2016
Labels: Columbia, JMI Records, Dot, ABC, MCA, Capitol, RCA, American Harvest, Giant, Koch, Vanguard, Sugar Hill Records
Associated acts: Keith Urban, Bob McDill, Dave Pomeroy, Biff Watson, Kenneth Blevins, Terri Hollowell

Awards



"He may not be the modest homebody he pretends to be, but he sure does project a convincing image of romantic-domestic contentment, complete with separation, sex, and second thoughts. Both the care of the songwriting and the assured, conversational lilt of the vocals divide the sentimentality from the sentiment." — Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981)[26]

Wins



Academy of Country Music (ACM)
1978: ACM Single Record of the Year — Tulsa Time Country Music Association (CMA)
1978: CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Nominations
Academy of Country Music (ACM)
1976 / 1977 / 1978 / 1979 / 1980: 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"
1982: ACM Album of the Year — Listen to the Radio Country Music Association (CMA)
1976 / 1977 / 1979 / 1980 / 1981: CMA Male Vocalist of the Year
1978 CMA Album of the Year — Country Boy

Discography



1973: Don Williams Volume One
1974: Don Williams Volume Two
1974: Don Williams Vol. III
1975: You're My Best Friend
1976: Harmony
1977: Visions
1977: Country Boy
1978: Expressions
1979: Portrait
1980: I Believe in You
1981: Especially for You
1982: Listen to the Radio
1983: Yellow Moon
1984: Cafe Carolina
1986: New Moves
1987: Traces
1987: One Good Well
1990: True Love
1992: Currents
1995: Borrowed Tales
1996: Flatlands
1998: I Turn the Page
2004: My Heart to You
2012: And So It Goes
2014: Reflections