Donald Williams

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Donald W. Williams

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The Original Gene Watson Fan Site - Gene Watson's Peers: Quote from Don Williams: October 2006

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Don Williams Gene Watson Peer's Quote from Don Williams: October 2006 It is here, within this special part of The Gene Watson Fan Site, that you have an opportunity to read a quote from Don Williams, which he submitted to this site on Friday 27 October 2006. Sean Brady would like to take this opportunity to say 'thank you' to Don Williams who has made a special contribution to a unique part of this online 'celebration of a Lone Star Hero'. Don Williams This quote was submitted on Friday 27 October 2006. Thank you, Don Williams, for your support of Gene Watson. Don Williams was born Donald Ray Williams in Floydada, Texas on Saturday 27 May 1939 and grew up in Portland, near Corpus Christi. Don Williams' mother taught him his first five or six chords on guitar and, during his teenage years, he picked out songs after hearing them on the radio. Don Williams, who made his professional debut at the age of seventeen, is regarded by many as 'The Gentle Giant of Country Music'. Don Williams spent much of his childhood in Corpus Christi, Texas; his father was a mechanic whose job took him to other regions, his mother played guitar and Don grew up listening to country music. Don Williams and Lofton Kline formed a semi-professional folk group called Strangers Two and then, with the addition of Susan Taylor, they became The Pozo-Seco Singers ('pozo-seco' is a geological term to denote a dry well). After Don Williams had failed to turn the trio towards country music, they disbanded in 1971. Don Williams then worked for his father-in-law in the furniture business in Texas. However, Don Williams decided to move to Nashville and hooked up with producer Allen Reynolds and song-writer Bob McDill. Dickey Lee recorded Don Williams' 'Baby Bye Bye' and included the track on 'Baby Bye Bye' (RCA Victor Records, 1972). In June 1973, Don Williams saw the release of his debut album, 'Don Williams, Volume I' (JMI Records, 1973), on the fledgling JMI Records label, which was owned by Cowboy Jack Clement (Sunday 5 April 1931 - Thursday 8 August 2013) - JMI stood for Jack Music Incorporated. Don Williams' debut album, 'Don Williams, Volume 1 (JMI Records, 1973), included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart: 'The Shelter of Your Eyes' (written by Don Williams) (No.14, 1973) Don Williams' debut album, 'Don Williams, Volume 1 (JMI Records, 1973), also included the following tracks: 'I Recall a Gypsy Woman' (written by Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds) / this track became Don Williams' biggest hit single in the United Kingdom, where it reached No.13 in 1976 'No Use Running' (written by Don Williams) 'How Much Time Does It Take' (written by Don Williams) 'My Woman's Love' (written by Don Williams) 'Don't You Believe' ( written by Don Williams ) Don Williams' debut album, 'Don Williams, Volume I' (JMI Records, 1973), reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1973. Dickey Lee recorded Don Williams' 'Shelter of Your Eyes' and included the track on 'Crying Over You' (RCA Victor Records, 1973); The Gary S. Paxton Singers, Allen Reynolds and Don Williams provided background vocals on the album. Dickey Lee recorded Don Williams' 'Shelter of Your Eyes' and included the track on 'Crying Over You' (RCA Victor Records, 1973); The Gary S. Paxton Singers, Allen Reynolds and Don Williams provided background vocals on the album. Charley Pride recorded Don Williams' 'Shelter of Your Eyes' and included the track on 'Sweet Country' (RCA Records, 1973). In January 1974, Don Williams saw the release of his second album, 'Don Williams, Volume II' (JMI Records, 1974), which included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart: 'Atta Way to Go' ( written by Don Williams ) (No.13, 1974) / this track was the 'B' side of this single was 'I Recall a Gypsy Woman' (written by Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds) 'Down The Road I Go' ( written by Don Williams ) (No.62, 1974) Don Williams' second album, 'Don Williams, Volume II' (JMI Records, 1974), also included the following tracks: 'Your Sweet Love' ( written by Don Williams ) 'Oh Misery' ( written by Don Williams ) Don Williams' second album, 'Don Williams, Volume II' (JMI Records, 1974), reached No.13 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974. On Monday 30 January 2012, England's Hux Records released Don Williams' 'Don Williams: Volume 1' (JMI Records, 1973) and 'Don Williams: Volume 2' (JMI Records, 1974) as a special '2-for-1' CD set (HUX128). Charley Pride recorded Don Williams' 'Which Way Do We Go' (co-written with Allen Reynolds) and included the track on 'Country Feeling' (RCA Records, 1974). Lynn Anderson (Friday 26 September 1947 - Thursday 30 July 2015) recorded Don Williams' 'I'm Not That Good At Goodbye' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Smile For Me' (Columbia Records, 1974). Johnny Russell (Tuesday 23 January 1940 - Tuesday 3 July 2001) recorded Don Williams' 'Too Late to Turn Back Now' (co-written with Allen Reynolds) and included the track on 'She's in Love With a Rodeo Man' (RCA Records, 1974). Jean Shepard (Tuesday 21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016) recorded Don Williams' 'I'm Not That Good At Goodbye' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'I'll Do Anything It Takes' (United Artists Records, 1974). Johnny Rodriguez recorded Don Williams' 'I'm Not That Good At Goodbye' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Songs About Ladies & Love' (Mercury Records, 1974). On Wednesday 25 September 1974, Don Williams saw the release of his third album, 'Don Williams: Volume 3' (ABC / Dot Records, 1974), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart: Don Williams' third album, 'Don Williams: Volume 3' (ABC / Dot Records, 1974), also included the following tracks: 'Fly Away' (written by Don Williams) 'Goodbye Really Isn't Good At All' (written by Don Williams) 'Such a Lovely Lady' (written by Don Williams) 'Why Lord Goodbye' (written by Don Williams) Personnel involved in the recording of Don Williams' third album, 'Don Williams: Volume 3' (ABC / Dot Records, 1974), included the following: Don Williams and Jimmy Colvard (1943 - 1977) (acoustic guitars) Don Williams' third album, 'Don Williams: Volume 3' (ABC / Dot Records, 1974), reached No.3 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1974. In April 1975, Don Williams saw the release of 'You're My Best Friend' (Dot Records, 1975), which was produced by Allen Reynolds and Don Williams, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart: In April 1975, Don Williams saw the release of 'You're My Best Friend' (Dot Records, 1975), which was produced by Allen Reynolds and Don Williams, and included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart: Don Williams' 'You're My Best Friend' (Dot Records, 1975) also included the following tracks: 'Where Are You' (written by Don Williams) 'You're The Only One' (written by Don Williams) 'Reason To Be' (written by Don Williams) Personnel involved in the recording of Don Williams' 'You're My Best Friend' (Dot Records, 1975) included the following: Don Williams (vocal, guitar) Don Williams' 'You're My Best Friend' (Dot Records, 1975) reached No.5 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1975. In September 1975, Don Williams saw the release of 'Greatest Hits' (Dot Records, 1975), which included the following tracks: 'The Shelter of Your Eyes' (written by Don Williams) (No.14, 1973) 'Atta Way To Go' (written by Don Williams) (No.13, 1974) 'Down The Road I Go' (written by Don Williams) (No.62, 1974) 'Don't You Believe' ( written by Don Williams ) / this track was an album track from 1973 'I Recall A Gypsy Woman' (written by Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds) / this track was the 'B' side of 'Atta Way to Go' (written by Don Williams), which reached No.13 in 1974 Johnny Cash (Friday 26 February 1932 - Friday 12 September 2003) recorded Don Williams' 'Down The Road I Go' and included the track on 'Look at Them Beans' (Columbia Records, 1975). Lefty Frizzell (Saturday 31 March 1928 - Saturday 19 July 1975) recorded Don Williams' 'I'm Not That Good At Goodbye' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'The Classic Style' (ABC Records, 1975); the track was also included on Lefty Frizzell's 'The ABC Collection' (ABC Records, 1977). Dickey Lee recorded Don Williams' 'You Make it Look so Easy' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Rocky' (RCA Victor Records, 1975). Apart from his major achievements within the country music genre, Don Williams has also appeared in two movies; the first was 'WW & The Dixie Dance Kings' for 20th Century Fox in 1975, which was directed by John G. Avildsen and starred Burt Reynolds (in the title role), Jerry Reed Hubbard (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008), Ned Beatty, Don Williams (as Leroy) and Mel Tillis. Apart from his major achievements within the country music genre, Don Williams has also appeared in two movies; the first was 'WW & The Dixie Dance Kings' for 20th Century Fox in 1975, which was directed by John G. Avildsen and starred Burt Reynolds (in the title role), Jerry Reed Hubbard (Saturday 20 March 1937 - Monday 1 September 2008), Ned Beatty, Don Williams (as Leroy) and Mel Tillis. On Monday 5 April 1976, Don Williams saw the release of 'Harmony' (Dot Records, 1976), which included two tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart: 'Till The Rivers All Run Dry' (written by Wayland Holyfield and Don Williams) (No.1 for one week in March / April 1976) Don Williams' 'Harmony' (Dot Records, 1976) also included the following tracks: 'You Keep Coming Round' (written by Don Williams) 'Don't You Think It's Time' (written by Don Williams) 'I Don't Want The Money' (written by Don Williams) 'Maybe I Just Don't Know' (written by Don Williams) 'Ramblin' (written by Don Williams) / this track was an instrumental Personnel involved in the recording of Don Williams' 'Harmony' (Dot / ABC Records, 1976) included the following: Don Williams (lead vocals, background vocals, acoustic guitar) Don Williams' 'Harmony' (Dot / ABC Records, 1976) reached No.1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1976. Jean Shepard (Tuesday 21 November 1933 - Sunday 25 September 2016) recorded Don Williams' 'We're All The Way' and included the track on 'Mercy / Ain't Love Good' (United Artists Records, 1976). Dickey Lee recorded Don Williams' 'I'm Not That Good At Goodbye' (co-written with Bob McDill) and included the track on 'Angels, Roses & Rain' (RCA Victor Records, 1976). Crystal Gayle recorded Don Williams' 'Forgettin' 'Bout You' (co-written with Allen Reynolds) and included the track on 'Crystal' (United Artists Records, 1976). On Monday 17 January 1977, Don Williams saw the release of 'Visions' (Dot Records, 1977), which was produced by Don Williams, and included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart: On Monday 17 January 1977, Don Williams saw the release of 'Visions' (Dot Records, 1977), which was produced by Don Williams, and included one track, which was a hit single on the Billboard country music singles chart: Don Williams' 'Visions' (Dot Records, 1977) also included the following tracks: 'I'll Forgive But I'll Never Forget' (written by Don Williams) 'In The Mornin' (written by Don Williams) 'Missing You, Missing Me' (written by Don Williams) 'We Can Sing' (written by Don Williams) Personnel involved in the recording of Don Williams' 'Visions' (Dot Records, 1977) included the following: Don Williams (vocal, guitar) Don Williams' 'Visions' (Dot Records, 1977) reached No.4 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1977. On Tuesday 13 September 1977, Don Williams saw the release of 'Country Boy' (Dot Records, 1977), which was produced by Don Williams, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart: On Tuesday 13 September 1977, Don Williams saw the release of 'Country Boy' (Dot Records, 1977), which was produced by Don Williams, and included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard country music singles chart: 'I've Got a Winner in You' (written by Don Williams and Wayland Holyfield) (No.7, 1978) Don Williams' 'Country Boy' (Dot Records, 1977) also included the following tracks: 'Overlookin' & Underthinkin' (written by Don Williams, Joe Allen and Deon Lay) Personnel involved in the recording of Don Williams' 'Country Boy' (Dot Records, 1977) included the following: Don Williams (vocal, guitar)

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The Original Gene Watson Fan Site - Gene Watson's Peers: Quote from John Gardner: March 2010

John Gardner has also enjoyed a good run of playing drums on many mainstream country music albums by artists including Don Williams, Lee Roy Parnell, Michele Wright, Tim O'Brien, Jerry Douglas, Jesse Winchester (Wednesday 17 May 1944 - Friday 11 April 2014), Kimmie Rhodes, Willie Nelson, Josh Turner, Gene Watson, Dixie Chicks, One Flew South, John Kay, Phoebe Snow, Al Kooper and Rory Block.
John Gardner has also toured with Earl Scruggs (Sunday 6 January 1924 - Wednesday 28 March 2012), Dixie Chicks, James Taylor, Don Williams, Reba McEntire, Kimmie Rhodes and Kenny Rogers. John Gardner played drums and percussion on Don Williams' 'True Love' (RCA Records, 1990), which was released on Tuesday 7 August 1990. Don Williams' 'True Love' (RCA Records, 1990) included three tracks, which were hit singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks Chart:

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