Williams readies new disc
Friday, January 10, 2014
– Don Williams will release his 10-song studio album, "Reflections," on March 11 via Sugar Hill Records.
Williams, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, dominated for decades as a country hit maker and earned the name "the Gentle Giant." Williams' last release was "And So It Goes" in 2012.
The set features songs from Townes Van Zandt, Merle Haggard and Jesse Winchester. "The only description I've ever had for songs I choose to do is that they affect me emotionally and that, hopefully, they have something to say that will touch other people," he said.
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