Country Music Corridor of Famer Don Williams has died after a short sickness, his earn confirms to PEOPLE. He used to be Seventy eight.
After initiating his profession in Nashville in the late Sixties and signing a songwriting contact in the early Seventies, Williams made his chart debut with “The Safe haven of Your Eyes” in 1973.
Over the course of his decades-long profession, the so-known as “Gentle Wide” of country music recorded hits savor “Tulsa Time,” “Lawful Ole Boys Like Me” and “It Need to Be Like.” Williams earned 17 No. 1 country hits all the contrivance thru his profession.
Williams held his final performance and retired in 2016, asserting it used to be time to “dangle up his hat and revel in some restful time at home.”
“I’m so thankful for my fans, my associates and my family for their eternal enjoy and toughen,” Don acknowledged at the time.
In 2017, the singer used to be the topic of a tribute album, Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams, which integrated performances of his hits by artists equivalent to Garth Brooks and Lady Antebellum.
Funeral preparations are mild pending for the celebrity, in accordance to his publicity agency.