Don Williams, Legendary Country Singer Dead At 78

Texas native Don Williams, who was one of the most celebrated country music stars of the 70s and 80s passed away on Friday, September 8th after a short illness.

Williams a.k.a. 'the Gentle Giant' had a unique voice, gentle delivery and storytelling style. He was inducted in The Hall of Fame in 2010.

Don Williams dies at 78. Michael Putland/Getty Images

His top hits songs includes I Believe in You, Lord I Hope This Day Is Good, You're My Best Friend, Some Broken Hearts Never Mend, Till the Rivers All Run Dry and Back in My Younger Days.

Don Williams in 2016. Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

The world has lost another music hero. His simple music, gentle voice & beautiful songs will forever be cherished.

He is survived by wife Joy Bucher and two children (Gary Williams and Tim Williams).

Whenever I hear his song, I remember my late father. He was a huge fan. He bought all his albums and could sing every one of his song word-for-word.

In honor of the legendary singer and because we believe he lives on, let's enjoy one of his hit songs: I Believe In You

Don Williams - I Believe In You

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