Internationally loved country music icon, Don Williams, is set to bring his hits to fans old and new when he kicks off his 2015 Tour in September.
“Mercy, the fans have kept us going for years, and I am glad to share the music with them once again,” Williams said.
Williams’ most recent album was 2014’s Reflections, which earned the singer his highest peak on the Country Album chart in three decades. Known as “The Gentle Giant,” Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
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 had signed a publishing deal with Jack Clement. The Hall of Fame producer was so taken with Don’s style that he 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 ten hit from 1974. He then moved to ABC / Dot (Later MCA), where the hits increased. Tracks such as “Rake and Ramblin’ Man,” “Tulsa Time,” and “Nobody But You” helped to make him one of the most-played artists on Country Radio in the 1970s and 1980s. 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.
He has placed 52 singles in the top-40 on the Country charts in the United States, with 17 going all the way to the top spot. Williams was a member of the Grand Ole Opry in the 1980s, and appeared in the films W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings and Smokey & The Bandit II with Burt Reynolds.
Check and see if Don is coming your way by visiting www.Don-Williams.com
Bluegrass talents Dailey and Vincent will launch their new variety television show brought to viewers on RFD-TV by Springer Mountain Farms,
“Words cannot describe the joy and humbleness we feel as we officially announce our first national TV Show, “The Dailey & Vincent Show.” Sponsored by our friends at Springer Mountain Farms, we have been conceptualizing this show for years and it brings happy tears to our eyes now that our dreams have come true,” were the sentiments shared by hosts Jamie Dailey and Darrin Vincent.
Among the many guests set to appear Vince Gill, Steve Wariner, Flatt Lonesome, The Cleverlys, Dan Tyminski, Jimmy Fortune, Karen Staley, Bill Anderson, Gus Arrendale, The Oak Ridge Boys, Aaron Tippin, Emily West, and David Phelps.
The show includes music, guest artists, interviews, food, and humor.
The first thirteen episodes began airing Saturday Nights at 9:30 PM ET / 8:30 PM CT on RFD-TV Sept. 5.
My long time friend, one of bluegrass music’s most respected bands, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, has a new CD available entitled It’s About Tyme, featuring Russell Moore (guitar), Wayne Benson (mandolin), Justen Haynes (fiddle), Keith McKinnon (banjo) and Blake Johnson (bass). The project is a wonderful mix of the sound which has places Russell as a bluegrass favorite male vocalist for fans for year.
It’s About Tyme is now available via iTunes, music stores or visit www.iiirdtymeout.com.