Don Williams

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About Don Williams

Country singer-songwriter Don Williams started his career in the ’60s as a member of Texas folk trio Pozo Seco Singers, whose hits included “Time” and “I Believed It All.” ∙ After signing a solo record deal with Jack Clement’s JMI Records, Williams had his first Top 5 Country hit with 1974’s “We Should Be Together.” ∙ He was extremely popular in the UK and had two Top 40 hits there in 1976, while avowed fan Eric Clapton landed a Top 40 US hit with a live version of “Tulsa Time.” ∙ Named CMA Male Vocalist of the Year in 1978, he also won ACM Single of the Year for his No. 1 Country hit “Tulsa Time.” ∙ Williams appeared as himself in the 1980 Burt Reynolds movie Smokey and the Bandit 2, and he contributed several songs to its soundtrack. ∙ During his career, he had 17 No. 1 Country hits, highlighted by 1980’s “I Believe in You,” which was his only Top 40 Pop hit. ∙ In 2010, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

HOMETOWN
Floydada, TX, United States of America
BORN
May 27, 1939