Saturday, September 9, 2017

Country Music Legend, Don Williams' Death Breaks Social Media

Hmmmm.. I woke up to the VERY SAD news of Don Williams' death and I cried like I knew him personally.. Oh well, I feel I do, inshort, I do! 

I grew up listening to Don Williams, all thanks to my dad, who is a lover of 'good' music.

I ended up falling in love with Country music, I practically know all Don Williams' songs and songs by other Country singers. His death is a big blow and I'm so SAD! My sincere heartfelt prayers to his family and I pray God watches over Kenny Rogers and keep him for me/us.

Honestly, there are some people that just shouldn't die, *cries*. Don Williams' success never got into his head, no wonder he was nicknamed ‘the Gentle Giant'!!

In less than 24 hours, the news of the death of country music ace, 78-year-old Don Williams, has shattered the social media, recording more than 60 million tweets.

Notable among celebrities that are mourning the award winning country singer is Kenny Rogers, who tweeted: “Sending my sincere and heartfelt prayers to the families & friends of Don Williams’’.

A statement by his publicist, Mr. Kirt Webster, said he Don Williams died on Friday after a short illness.

Williams had a string of hits before retiring in 2016.

His mellow sound influenced a later generation of singers including Joe Nichols and Josh Turner and Keith Urban has said Williams drew him to country music.

Williams, nicknamed ‘the Gentle Giant,’ had a rich voice, gentle delivery and storytelling style. He toured sparingly, did few media interviews and spent much of his time on his farm west of Nashville.

“It’s one of those blessings and curses kind of things,” Williams said in an interview with The Associated Press in 1994.

Some of his hits included; I Believe in You, Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good, You’re My Best Friend, Some Broken Hearts Never Mend, Till the Rivers All Run Dry and Back in My Younger Days, I Have Been Loved By The Best, I Recall A Gypsy Woman, I Believe, I'm Just A Country Boy, She's In Love With A Rodeo Man, Follow Me Back To Louisville, Storybook Children, It Must Be Love Games People Play, Tulsa Time, We Should Be Together, .. I have all these songs, I have a total of 50 of Don Williams' songs on my phone. I'm just so teary right now.. Rest on legend, rest on.

At least one duet with Emmylou Harris made the charts, If I Needed You in 1981.

In his tweet, Margo Price, said: “Rest In Peace to the Gentle Giant, Don Williams. Man knew how to burn that slow groove. May have to work up ‘Tulsa Time’ this weekend.’’

Brothers Osborne: “ RIP Don Williams. 100% class and spirit. Said so much with so little. He was and will always be a blessing in country music.’’

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