Internationally loved country music icon, Don Williams, is set to bring his hits to fans old and new when he kicks off his 2015 Tour in September. “Mercy, the fans have kept us going for years, and I am glad to share the music with them once again,” says Williams.
Williams first came to prominence in the 1960s as a member of the folk group The Pozo-Seco Singers. The trio recorded several hit records, with the biggest being “Time.” By 1971, Williams had gone solo, and had signed a publishing deal with Jack Clement. The Hall of Fame producer was so taken with Don’s style that he offered him a recording contract with his JMI Records in 1972. Early hits included “Atta Way To Go” and “Come Early Morning,” as well as “We Should Be Together,” which became his first Billboard top ten hit from 1974. He then moved to ABC / Dot (Later MCA), where the hits increased. Tracks such as “Rake and Ramblin’ Man,” “Tulsa Time,” and “Nobody But You” helped to make him one of the most-played artists on Country Radio in the 1970s and 1980s. He took home the Male Vocalist of the Year trophy from the Country Music Association in 1978, and notched his biggest hit in 1981 with “I Believe In You,” which also crossed over to the top-30 on the Hot 100.
Subsequent moves to Capitol Nashville and RCA kept Williams on the charts into the 1990s, as he continued to play for huge crowds on the road. His success in the United States is well-documented, but the music of Don Williams has made him an international star – with followings in such places as England and New Zealand. He has placed 52 singles in the top-40 on the Country charts in the United States, with 17 going all the way to the top spot. Williams was a member of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1980s, and appeared in the films W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings and Smokey & The Bandit II with Burt Reynolds.
Williams’ most recent album was 2014’s Reflections, which earned the singer his highest peak on the Country Album chart in three decades. Known as “The Gentle Giant,” Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
Don Williams 2015 Tour Dates
Oct. 14th – Clearwater, Florida – The Capitol Theatre
Oct. 15th – Bremen, Georgia – Mill Town Music Hall
Oct. 16th – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Country Tonight Theatre
Oct. 17th – Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – Country Tonight Theatre
Oct. 18th – Newberry, South Carolina – Newberry Opera House
Oct. 20th – Durham, North Carolina – Carolina Theatre of Durham
Oct. 22nd – Huntsville, Alabama – Von Braun Center Concert Hall
Oct. 23rd – Paducah, Kentucky – The Carson Center
Oct. 24th – Branson, Missouri – Oakridge Boys Theatre
Nov. 7th – Lula, Mississippi – Isle of Capri Casino
Nov. 8th – Bartlesville, Oklahoma – Bartlesville Community Center
Nov. 9th – Omaha, Nebraska – Kiewit Concert Hall at The Holland
Nov. 12th – Kansas City, Missouri – Ameristar Casino and Hotel
Nov. 13th – Norman, Oklahoma – Riverwind Casino
Nov. 14th – Bossier City, Louisiana – Riverdome Horseshoe Hotel
Nov. 15th – San Antonio, Texas – The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 18th – Stafford, Texas – Stafford Centre
Nov. 19th – Midland, Texas – Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Nov. 20th – Austin, Texas – Paramount Theatre
Nov. 21st – Arlington, Texas – Arlington Music Hall