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Gentle Giant slates road tour

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 – Don Williams announced a fall tour starting in September.

"Mercy, the fans have kept us going for years, and I am glad to share the music with them once again," said Williams.

The tour starts Sept. 9 in Dodge City, Kansas and concludes Nov. 21 in Arlington, Texas.

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 signed a publishing deal with Jack Clement. The Hall of Fame producer 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 10 hit from 1974. He then moved to ABC / Dot (Later MCA), enjoying hits with "Rake and Ramblin' Man," "Tulsa Time," and "Nobody But You." 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.

Williams later recorded for Capitol Nashville and RCA kept Williams. He also gained an international following, particularly England and New Zealand. He has placed 52 singles in the top-40 on the country charts in the U.S. with 17 going all the way to the top spot.

Williams' most recent album was 2014's "Reflections." "The Gentle Giant," Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

Tour dates are:
Sept. 9 - Dodge City, Kansas - United Wireless Arena
Sept. 10 - Colorado Springs, Colorado - Pikes Peak Center
Sept. 11 - Deadwood, South Dakota - Deadwood Mountain Grand Hotel
Sept. 14 - Winnipeg, Manitoba - Pantages Playhouse Theatre
Sept. 15 - Regina, Saskatchewan - Conexus Centre of the Arts
Sept. 16 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - TCU Place
Sept. 17 - Edmonton, Alberta - Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
Sept. 19 - Calgary, Alberta - Jack Singer Hall Epcor Centre
Sept. 20 - Kelowna, British Columbia - Kelowna Community Theatre
Sept. 23 - Boise, Idaho - The Morrison Center
Sept. 24 - Pocatello, Idaho - Stephens Performing Arts Center
Sept. 25-26 - Wendover, Nevada - Peppermill Concert Hall
Oct. 14 - Clearwater, Florida - The Capitol Theatre
Oct. 15 - Bremen, Georgia - Mill Town Music Hall
Oct. 16-17 - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee - Country Tonight Theatre
Oct. 18 - Newberry, South Carolina - Newberry Opera House
Oct. 20 - Durham, North Carolina - Carolina Theatre of Durham
Oct. 22 - Huntsville, Alabama - Von Braun Center Concert Hall
Oct. 23 - Paducah, Kentucky - The Carson Center
Oct. 24 - Branson, Missouri - Oakridge Boys Theatre
Nov. 7 - Lula, Mississippi - Isle of Capri Casino
Nov. 8 - Bartlesville, Oklahoma - Bartlesville Community Center
Nov. 9 - Omaha, Nebraska - Kiewit Concert Hall at The Holland
Nov. 12 - Kansas City, Missouri - Ameristar Casino and Hotel
Nov. 13 - Norman, Oklahoma - Riverwind Casino
Nov. 14 - Bossier City, Louisiana - Riverdome Horseshoe Hotel
Nov. 15 - San Antonio, Texas - The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Nov. 18 - Stafford, Texas - Stafford Centre
Nov. 19 - Midland, Texas - Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
Nov. 20 - Austin, Texas - Paramount Theatre
Nov. 21 - Arlington, Texas - Arlington Music Hall

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Reflections CD review - Reflections
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So It Goes CD review - So It Goes
Don Williams is among the country artists who have been as steady and consistent as they come. Now at the tender age of 73, Williams' bass-baritone timbre hasn't been ravaged one bit by Father Time. This latest album - his first since 2004 - is no exception with Williams offering up "Better Than Today" in a true, toe-tapping country style. From there, the singer slows the album down for a ballad Heart Of Hearts that has just the right combination of grace and musicianship. »»»
My Heart To You
Don Williams made some of the best country music records of the 1980s, like, "Good Old Boys Like Me." His understated charms seem to have been lost in the shuffle when one considers the names brought up as classic singers - Jones, Haggard, Gosdin...but not the man once dubbed the, "Gentle Giant," for his tall stature and mellow voice. Williams has never really stopped recording new material, though his hit-making Nashville days are behind him. This latest disc has some songs that should hold up »»»
Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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