Legendary Country Singer, Don Williams Dead At 78

Texas native and Country singer, Don Williams is dead. A press release from the singer’s PR team confirms his death “after a short illness,” saying that funeral arrangements are pending. He was 78 years old.

Don Williams, who forged his own musical identity in the 1970s with a unique and low-key style of country that earned him the nickname “The Gentle Giant,” began his music career in the 1960s, had 17 number one country hits, with his biggest hit “I Believe in You” reaching the top of the country charts and #24 on the Hot 100.

Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, and his 2 sons.

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