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.
BORNMay 27, 1939