CRITIC'S PICK: DON WILLIAMS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
September 8, 2005
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Nothing was complicated about a
Don Williams record during the '70s and '80s. Some country
artists of his hit-making era were outlaw edgy, some were country
rockers and most all of them were louder. But nobody could sell a
ballad like Williams, whose husky voice could melt steel. Born in
Texas, Williams, 66, first found recording fame with the pop-folk
trio the Pozo Seco Singers in the late '60s before heading ı032
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Be Together" made the charts, the major labels came calling
and his string of hits began: "You're My Best Friend,"
"Amanda," "Tulsa Time," "I've Got a
Winner in You," "It Must Be Love," "I Believe
in You" 17 No. 1 records in all, plus many more that charted
through 1992. Williams unofficially retired for a few years in
the '90s, but the "gentle giant" is back on the road,
if not on the radio, and that's a good thing for country music.
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