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Donald Ray Williams Wiki Biography
Donald Ray Williams was born on the 27th May 1939, in Floydada, Texas, USA, and was a singer and a songwriter who was widely recognized for being the frontman of the Pozo-Seco Singers folk group as well as for his hit singles such as “The Shelter of Your Eyes”, “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me” and “Tulsa Time” among numerous others. He passed away in 2017.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth “The Gentle Giant” accumulated for life? How rich would Don Williams be today? According to sources, it is estimated that the total of Don Williams’ net worth, as of early 2018, would exceed the sum of $10 million, which was acquired through his prosperous career in the music industry, active between 1964 and 2016.
Don Williams Net Worth $10 Million
Don was the youngest son of Loveta Mae and James Andrew ‘Jim’ Williams and was raised in Portland, Texas. He showed interest in music at the age of only three when he began singing, and subsequently won the local singing contest, later learning from his mother how to play the guitar. Don matriculated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1958 after which he spent the next two years in the US Army’s Security Service. After serving his time and being honorably discharged, he worked several odd jobs before diving into his music career.
In 1965, alongside Lofton Kline, Williams formed the Pozo-Seco Singers folk music duo; soon after, Susan Taylor joined them and the trio released their debut single – “Time” – a solid commercial success. In 1966, the group released their debut studio album, also entitled “Time”, which peaked at No. 127 on the Billboard 200 chart, followed by “I Can Make it With You” in 1967. All these ventures provided the basis for Don Williams’ net worth.
After the group disbanded in 1970 Don focused on his solo music career, and in 1973 released his debut solo studio album “Don Williams Volume One” which peaked at No. 5 on Billboard’s US Country chart. In 1974 he released the single “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me”, which became an instant hit, peaking at No. 1 on several country music charts. In the course of the next two decades, Don released a total of 21 studio albums, including the commercially most successful “Harmony” (1976) and “I Believe in You” (1980), which all made a huge contribution to the total of Don Williams’ net worth.
In 2006, Williams launched his “Farewell Tour of the World”, after which he retired, however, after a four-year break, Don returned to music and in 2012 released studio album “And So It Goes”. Prior to his definitive retirement in 2016, in 2014 he released his final studio album “Reflections”, which was followed by a UK Tour; all these endeavors made a positive impact on Don Williams’ total wealth.
In 2010 Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, in addition to numerous other honors he acquired – multiple nominations for Academy of Country Music’s Top Male Vocalist Awards as well as for Country Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year Awards. He also strongly influenced several big names of the music industry outside of the country music genre, such as Eric Clapton, Billy Dean and Johnny Cash among numerous others. Doubtlessly, all these achievements helped Don Williams to boost his net worth at that time.
When it comes to his personal life, Williams was married to Joy Butcher from 1960, with whom he welcomed two sons. After a short illness and due to emphysema, Don Williams died at the age of 78, on the 8th September 2017 in his home in Mobile, Alabama, USA.
|Full Name||Donald Williams|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date Of Birth||May 27, 1939|
|Died||September 8, 2017|
|Place Of Birth||Floydada, Texas, USA|
|Education||Gregory-Portland High School|
|Children||Gary Williams, Tim Williams|
|Parents||Loveta Mae, James Andrew "Jim" Williams|
|Awards||Country Music Association Award for Male Vocalist of the Year (1978), Country Music Association Award for Album of the Year (1981), Academy of Country Music Award for Single Record of the Year (1979), Academy of Country Music Awards Cliffie Stone Icon Award (2007)|
|Record Labels||MCA Records, RCA Records, Capitol Records, Columbia Records, Sugar Hill Records, Dot Records, ABC Records, Giant Records, Entertainment One Music|
|Music Groups||Pozo-Seco Singers|
|Movies||The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings, Blood Rites|
|1||His greatest popularity is not in the United States, but in Europe, where in 1980 he was awarded the title Country Music Star of the Decade. In the United States, he was the Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year award in 1978.|
|2||Some of his other big No. 1 country hits included "You're My Best Friend" and "Turn Out the Light and Love Me Tonight" (1975); "Til the Rivers all Run Dry" and "Say it Again" (1976); "Some Broken Hearts Never Mend" and "I'm Just a Country Boy" (1977); "Tulsa Time" and "It Must Be Love" (1979); "Love Me Over Again" (1980); "If Hollywood Don't Need You" (1983); "Stay Young" and "That's the Thing About Love" (1984); and "Heartbeat in the Darkness" (1986). Some big No. 2 hits of his were "She Never Knew Me" (1976); "Good Ole Boys Like Me" (1980); "Walking a Broken Heart" (1985) and "Back in My Younger Days" (1990). His No. 3 hits were "Rake and Ramblin' Man" (1978); "Lay Down Beside Me" (1979); "If I Needed You" (1981, duet with Emmylou Harris); "Listen to the Radio" and "Mistakes" (1982); and "We've Got a Good Fire Goin'" (1986).|
|3||His 1974 hit, "I Wouldn't Want to Live if You Didn't Love Me," was the first of 17 No. 1 hits on Billboard's country chart. His best two known No. 1 hits were "I Believe in You" (1980) and "Lord I Hope This Day is Good" (1982).|
|4||Has a long string of hits on Billboard magazine's country singles chart. His first hit, in 1973, was "The Shelter of Your Eyes."|
|5||Before making it big as a country performer, was a member of the Pozo-Seco Singers, a 1960s folk group, with Susan Taylor and Lofton Cline.|
|6||Country singer and songwriter.|
|The Wendell Baker Story||2005||performer: "Love Is on a Roll"|
|The Spin Cycle||2004||Short performer: "It Must Be Love"|
|Smokey and the Bandit II||1980||performer: "To Be Your Man', "Tulsa Time" / writer: "To Be Your Man' - as D. Williams|
|Gettin' Down||1979||performer: "I'm Just a Country Boy" - uncredited|
|A Real American Hero||1978||TV Movie performer: "Walking Tall"|
|The Driver||1978||performer: "Help Yourselves To Each Other" - uncredited|
|Top of the Pops||TV Series performer - 1 episode, 1978 writer - 1 episode, 1978|
|The Porter Wagoner Show||1974||TV Series performer - 1 episode|
|The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!||1997||TV Movie||The Balladeer (voice)|
|Likely Stories, Vol. 3||1983||TV Series||The President|
|W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings||1975||Leroy|
|Hee Haw||1975-1989||TV Series||Himself|
|Nashville on the Road||1976-1983||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Bilder aus Amerika||1982||TV Series documentary||Himself - Musician|
|Don Williams in Concert||1981||TV Movie||Himself - Performer|
|Smokey and the Bandit II||1980||Himself|
|12th Annual Country Music Association Awards||1978||TV Special||Himself|
|12th Annual Music City News Awards||1978||TV Special||Himself - Presenter|
|The Val Doonican Music Show||1978||TV Series||Himself|
|Top of the Pops||1978||TV Series||Himself|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1977||TV Series||Himself|
|11th Annual Country Music Association Awards||1977||TV Special||Himself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1972-1977||TV Series||Himself - Country Vocalist / Himself - Medical Student|
|The Porter Wagoner Show||1974||TV Series||Himself - Guest|
|Mel Tillis Time||1974||TV Series||Himself|
|Country Legends||2001||Video||Himself - Performer|
|2013||Grammy||Grammy Awards||Best Country Duo/Group Performance|