Don Williams (2)

Donald R. Williams

Also known as D, Williams, D. Williams, Don, Don Williams, Donald R. Williams, Donald Williams, Donnie Williams, P. Williams, Williams
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Discography of Don Williams (2):

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 I Recall A Gypsy Woman 2 Audio 1973 ABC Records
2 A Touch Of Don Williams 18 Audio 1980 HEP
3 Images 20 Audio 1978 K-Tel
4 I Believe In You 10 Audio 1980
5 I Believe In You / It Only Rains On Me 2 Audio 1980 MCA Records
6 Say It Again 2 Audio 1976 ABC Dot
7 The Ties That Bind / Goodbye Isn't Really Good At All 2 Audio 1974 ABC Dot
8 Millers Cave / We Should Be Together 2 Audio 1974 JMI Records
9 I'm Just A Country Boy / It's Gotta Be Magic 2 Audio 1977 ABC Dot
10 Down The Road I Go / She's In Love With A Rodeo Man 2 Audio 1974 JMI Records
11 Stay Young / Pressure Makes Diamonds 2 Audio 1983 MCA Records
12 Greatest Hits 12 Audio MCA Records
13 The Best Of Don Williams, Volume III 10 Audio 1984 MCA Records
14 The Best Of Don Williams, Volume II 11 Audio 1979 MCA Records
15 Tulsa Time 2 Audio 1978 ABC Records
16 You're My Best Friend 10 Audio 1975 MCA Records
17 Visions 11 Audio 1980
18 Back In My Younger Days / Diamonds To Dust 2 Audio 1990 RCA
19 Visions 11 Audio 1977 ABC Records
20 I've Been Loved By The Best / If You Love Me, Won't You Love Me Like You Love Me 2 Audio 1990 RCA
21 I Recall A Gypsy Woman / You're My Best Friend 2 Audio 1983 Old Gold (2)
22 I Believe In You / It Only Rains On Me 2 Audio 1980 MCA Records
23 You're My Best Friend 10 Audio 1975 ABC Dot
24 Especially For You 10 Audio 1981 MCA Records
25 The Best Of Don Williams 10 Audio 1999 BMG Special Products
26 Gold 40 Audio 2007 Hip-O Records
27 20 Greatest Hits 20 Audio 1987 MCA Records
28 Listen To The Radio 10 Audio 1982 MCA Records
29 I Recall A Gypsy Woman 2 Audio 1973 MCA Records
30 The Best Of Don Williams, Volume II 11 Audio 1979 MCA Records
31 We've Got A Good Fire Goin' / Shot Full Of Love 2 Audio 1985 Capitol Records
32 I Wouldn't Want To Live If You Didn't Love Me 2 Audio MCA Records
33 Superhits 14 Audio 1979
34 Listen To The Radio 10 Audio 1982 MCA Records
35 Portrait 10 Audio 1979 MCA Records
36 Country Boy 10 Audio 1977 ABC Records
37 The Shelter Of Your Eyes / Playin' Around 2 Audio 1972 JMI Records
38 Greatest Hits 12 Audio 1975 ABC DOT
39 Portrait 10 Audio 1979 MCA Records
40 Visions 11 Audio 1977 ABC Dot
41 Listen To The Radio 2 Audio 1982 MCA Records
42 You've Got A Friend 11 Audio 2004 Planet Song
43 Another Country 23 Audio 1992
44 Love's Endless War 4 Audio 1979 MCA Records
45 Country Boy 10 Audio 1977 ABC Dot
46 Years From Now 3 Audio 1981-10-00 MCA Records
47 The Best Of Don Williams Volume II 11 Audio 1979 MCA Records
48 Especially For You 11 Audio 1981 MCA Records
49 As Long As I Have You 11 Audio 1989 RCA
50 Yellow Moon 10 Audio 1983 MCA Records


Don Williams (born May 27, 1939, Floydada, Texas, United States), is an American country singer, songwriter and a 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He grew up in Portland, Texas, and graduated in 1958 from Gregory-Portland High School. After seven years with the folk-pop group Pozo-Seco Singers, he began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 No. 1 Country & Western hits.

When Don was three years old he sang in a local talent contest—his first public performance—and won first prize, an alarm clock. He began playing guitar as a teenager, which he learned from his mother. While a teenager, he played with country, rock n' roll and folk bands. He formed his first band with Lofton Kline, called The Strangers Two, and in 1964 was approached by Susan Taylor to form a trio which ultimately became the Pozo-Seco Singers, a folk-pop group. The band recorded a song called, "Time" on a local label called Edmark Records and it became a regional hit in their home state of Texas. Columbia Records, picked up the record, signed the group, and released a series of Top 50 hits and three albums. The group disbanded in 1971, at which point Williams embarked on a solo career.

Williams started out as a songwriter for Jack Music Inc. Eventually, he signed with JMI Records as a solo artist. His 1974 song, "We Should Be Together," reached number five, and he signed with ABC/Dot Records. His first single with ABC/Dot, "I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me," became a number one hit, and was the first of a string of top ten hits he had between 1974 and 1991. Only four of his 46 singles didn't make it to the Top Ten.

Early in 2006, Williams announced his "Farewell Tour of the World" and played numerous dates both in the U.S. and abroad, wrapping the tour up with the "Final Farewell Concert" in Memphis, Tennessee at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts on November 21, 2006. Playing to a full house, the final event was well received and quite emotional for fans in attendance.

As of 2010, Williams had come out of retirement and was once again touring.

In March 2012, Williams announced the release of a new record And So It Goes (UK release April 30, 2012; US/Worldwide release June 19, 2012), his first new record since 2004. The record is his first with the independent Americana label Sugar Hill Records. The record includes guest appearances by Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill.

To accompany his latest album release he embarked on a UK Tour.

His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and an imposing build earned him the nickname "The Gentle Giant" of country music.


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