For many country fans, the way you would deal with the death of a close friend or a loved one would be to put a Don Williams record on. So what are you supposed to do when Don Williams is the one who has died? It’s also customary when one of your favorite music artist passes away to put on their music and reminisce. But again, with Don Williams, it almost makes it worse, knowing that iconic voice will never be heard again live on this mortal coil.
Let’s face it, there were bigger stars in country music than Don Williams. This is not to be impolite. When Merle Haggard or George Jones died, these were undeniably top tier Mount Rushmore “greatest of all time” names that you never recover from losing. Their deaths were a time of national mourning, even for people who were not necessarily fans of country music. That doesn’t mean that Don Williams wasn’t many people’s most favorite star, even if he didn’t amass the staggering amount of #1 hits as some others, or perhaps had the deeper influence throughout American culture like a Merle Haggard or George Jones . . . . Read More