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- Me, Myself, and I
- Don william have be around for a long time he is one of the best Country Singer ever,
He is also none as the Gentle Giant, Because all the songs he right are from his heart.
Birth name Don Williams
Also known as The Gentle Giant of Country Music
Born May 27, 1939
Floydada, Texas, USA
Origin Memphis, Tennessee
Genre(s) Country, Country rock, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, Musician
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Bass
Years active 1971-
Label(s) Columbia Records
Website Don Williams.com
THE FILMS DON WAS IN
1997 Don Williams: Into Africa
1991 Christmas on Division Street
1990 Don Williams Live!
1989 The Misadventures of Mr. Wilt
1987 The Stepfather
1980 Smokey and the Bandit II
1975 W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings
Don Williams: Echoes Hits Collection, Vol. 1
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2006 My Heart to You [Bonus Tracks]
2005 At His Best
2004 My Heart to You
2002 Spend Some Time with Me
2002 Silver Turns to Gold
2002 Follow Me Back Home
1998 I Turn the Page
1995 Don Williams [Universal]
1995 Borrowed Tales
1993 Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good
1993 In My Life
1993 I've Got a Winner in You
1992 Till the Rivers All Run Dry
1990 True Love
1989 One Good Well
1987 Don't You Believe It
1986 Sings Bob McDill
1986 New Moves
1984 Cafe Carolina
1983 Yellow Moon
1982 Listen to the Radio
1981 Especially for You
1980 I Believe in You
1977 Country Boy
1976 Harmony, Vol. 3
1975 You're My Best Friend
1974 Volume Two
1974 Volume Three
1973 Volume One
1967 I Can Make It with You
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There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With a warm hickory baritone that balances strength with a gentle concern, he draws his listener into the intimate world of an old friend, someone who cares deeply about you and the quality of your life ... and who will always offer a hand when you need it.
“I don't think there's anything we have to do daily in our walk that's more important than how we deal with each other,” Williams confesses. “To me, it's everything. So when you're looking for songs, if they can express that, then you've found something special.”
Without a doubt Williams, whose hits with the likes of Good Ole Boys Like Me, I Believe In You, Love Is On A Roll, Amanda and Tulsa Time, have always had a knack for finding songs that speak directly to people's hearts.
“When you first start making records, all the songs are challenging and there's so much to talk about,” Williams begins, explaining the challenges of maintaining one's artistic commitment a quarter of a century into a solo career. “But after you've done it for a while, it's hard to revisit the same places and still be believable.”
“The longer you do it, the harder it becomes to do things that aren't just an echo of something you've already done. Of course, when you do lock into it, the fact that you've lived all those years and seen so much allows you to bring a lot of things to the song you couldn't have when you were starting out.”
For Don Williams, trying to address the simple pleasures and the things that should last has always been his stock in-trade. And he's also always been something of an iconoclast in a town known for its assembly line approach to making music.
Williams recalls, “Back when I was on JMI Records several industry people really liked what I was doing but they also said it would never work ... it's too laid back.”
What those people forgot is that country music is built on real emotions, real songs, real moments in people's lives. Don Williams is a subtle master of all of those things, deftly inhaling tenderness and concern into some of the best lyrics and melodies ever created.
And his commitment to the songs never flags. “What it is, is simple: I want the best songs possible. I don't look at songs as just singles or who the publisher is - I look at what it's trying to say, how it feels. Then when they're picked out, I want to treat them all the same. I want to make them as special as I can.”
“Ideally, whether I'm in the studio or on stage, I'm totally into the story, or if there's no story, that emotion, that feel of what I'm doing at that moment is the only thing I want to experience.”
“After a day in the studio or a show, the energy I've used just wears me out and if you're not 100% there, that's even worse. There's nothing more trying than not being completely there!”
For the man who got his professional start with the Pozo Seco Singers, who hit with Time in the mid-60s, there's no greater sin than not being completely committed to the songs he's entrusted with. As he says with an earnestness that stops you in your tracks, “There's just the emotion. There's the right emotion - and then it's over.”
Simple. Direct. To the point. Exactly the things that have made Don Williams' music so compelling - and that's helped him build an international audience in places one can't imagine country music ever being more than a curiosity. Yet for Don Williams, he's popular in far-flung places like Zimbabwe, Australia, England, Monaco, Finland and Brazil as he is in his native America.
“I couldn't have picked anything for the South African culture or the English culture,” Williams explains. “We're all made of the same stuff - and when we're dealing with one another, we're all on the same plane. I've been fortunate that when I've picked material, there's always been a universality to what I want to sing and what
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