Personalities | Don Williams | Mainstream Country

(Vocals, guitar, b. 1939)

Texas-born Williams worked in 1964 with folk trio The Pozo-Seco Singers. Encouraged by producer Cowboy Jack Clement, his solo career began in 1971, and resulted in gentle hits like ‘Amanda’ (1973), ‘You’re My Best Friend’ (1976) and ‘Tulsa Time’ (1978). He enjoyed immense popularity in the UK, where he had success with ‘I Recall A Gypsy Woman’ (1976) and a number of gold albums. In 1983, he topped the charts with Gallagher And Lyle’s ‘Stay Young’, which emphasized his willingness to find material outside normal country-music sources.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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