For nearly five decades country superstar Don Williams has charmed concert audiences with his mellow singing style and effortlessly engaging stage presence. Following an extensive fall tour, the 76-year-old will return to the road next month. This leg of the trek will visit 21 cities across the country beginning with Jacksonville, Florida, on February 17th.
A CMA and ACM award winner whose influential hit singles include “Tulsa Time,” “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” and “If I Needed You” (with Emmylou Harris), Williams was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. Standing 6-foot-1, the singer earned the nickname “Gentle Giant” for his stature as well as his easygoing songs, which have been covered by Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend as well as Lee Ann Womack and Alan Jackson. He continues to be a star attraction on multiple continents, with some of his most fervent followers in Europe and Africa.
The 1978 CMA Male Vocalist of the Year crossed over in 1981 with “I Believe in You,” a Number One country smash which reached the Top 30. For an entire decade, from 1974 to 1984, every country hit Williams had reached the Top 10, with 17 of them going all the way to Number One.
His most recent album, Reflections, was released in 2014. A 10-song collection of country-Americana covers, Williams put his smooth voice to work on covers by Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Merle Haggard.
Here are Don Williams’ 2016 tour dates:
February 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
February 18 – Pensacola FL @ Pensacola Saenger Theatre
February 19 – Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
February 20 – Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
February 23 – Rocky Mount, VA @ Harvester Performance Center
February 24 – Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theatre
February 25 – Prestonsburg, KY @ Mountain Arts Center
February 26 – Greenville, S.C @ Peace Concert Hall
February 27 – Birmingham, AL @ Lyric Fine Arts Theatre
March 10 – Tulsa, OK @ The Joint at Hard Rock & Hotel
March 11 – Fayetteville, AR @ Walton Arts Center
March 12 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Baton Rouge River Center Theater
March 15 – Midwest City, OK @ Hudiburg Center, Rose State College
March 16 – Springfield, MO @ Gillioz Theatre
March 18 – Lake Charles, LA @ Golden Nugget Grand Event Center
March 19 – Biloxi, MS @ IP Casino Resort, Studio A
April 6 – Lancaster, PA @ American Music Theater
April 8 & 9 – Renfro Valley, KY @ Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
April 12 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
April 14 – St. Charles, KS @ Arcada Theatre
April 16 – Manistee, MI @ Little River Casino Resort