Don Williams(当·威廉姆斯),1939年5月生于德克萨斯州,是美国乡村歌手,唱作人,1958年高中毕业后,成为民谣乐团Pozo-Seco Singers的成员之一,1971年开始其独立音乐人的生涯。因歌喉浑厚,歌路抒情优美,大提琴般低吟的男性美声一出,有乡村音乐界的“绅士巨人”之称,从1971年至今发行29张录音室专辑,6张精选集,有21首歌曲登上美国或加拿大乡村音乐榜冠军位置,2010年2月23日入驻Country Music Hall of Fame(乡村音乐名人堂)。   乡村乐歌手与作者Don Williams 1939年5月27日生于德州的弗罗伊迭达市,在德州的波特兰市度过童年后于1958年毕业毕业于格里高利-波特兰高中.1971年离开了待了七年的民谣乐队Pozo Seco Singers开始自己的事业,主要唱流行民谣,就是他第一张专辑里的17首歌.他简单的声音,温和的曲调和令人难忘的歌词使他赢得了乡村音乐”优雅巨人”的称号.   他在青少年时期就从母亲那学习了弹吉他,参加了乡村摇滚和民谣乐队.他和Lofton Kline一起成立了自己的第一个乐队---The Strangers Two, 并于1964年招入了Susan Taylor, 乐队也更名为Pozo Seco Singers.在于哥伦比亚公司签订了合同以后,大概共了五十多首金曲.1971年乐队解散后,Don Williams也开始了个人生涯.   刚开始时Williams是作为杰克唱片公司的词作者.最终与JMI公司签订了合同.他1974年发行的歌”we should be together”拿到了第五的名次,接着又签到了ABC/DOT唱片公司.在ABC/DOT的第一首单曲"I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me,"成为了第一热门歌曲,也是他从1974年至1991年这些年中最好听的十首歌中的第一首.而且在他发行的46首单曲中,只有4首没有达到前十的位置.   2006头,Williams发表声音将离开歌坛,并在美国本土和外国举行了一系列的告别演唱会,最后一首告别演唱会于2006年11月21号在田纳西州的孟非斯的加能剧场举行,受到了很大的好评.据他员工表示,Williams已经不可能再举办巡回演唱会,但是录制新的歌曲还是有可能的.   1960年4月10日与Joy Bucher 喜结连理,并育有二子:加里和蒂母.   1978年,他获得了美国乡村音乐协会(CMA)年度最佳男歌手,他的歌Tulsa Time也获得了年度最佳歌曲.   Early in 2006, Williams announced his "Farewell Tour of the World" and played numerous dates both in the U.S. and abroad, wrapping the tour up with a sold-out "Final Farewell Concert" in Memphis, Tennessee at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts on November 21, 2006. In 2010, Williams came out of retirement and was once again touring.[15]   In March 2012, Williams announced the release of a new record And So It Goes (UK release April 30, 2012; U.S./Worldwide release June 19, 2012), his first new record since 2004. The record is his first with the independent Americana label Sugar Hill Records.[16] The record includes guest appearances by Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill. To accompany his latest album release he embarked on a UK Tour. A much loved country artist among British fans, he had his final UK tour in 2014.[17]   In March 2016, Williams announced he was retiring from touring and cancelled all his scheduled shows. "It's time to hang my hat up and enjoy some quiet time at home. I'm so thankful for my fans, my friends and my family for their everlasting love and support," he said in a statement.   On September 8, 2017, Williams died in Mobile, Alabama due to emphysema.
  Don Williams(当·威廉姆斯),1939年5月生于德克萨斯州,是美国乡村歌手,唱作人,1958年高中毕业后,成为民谣乐团Pozo-Seco Singers的成员之一,1971年开始其独立音乐人的生涯。因歌喉浑厚,歌路抒情优美,大提琴般低吟的男性美声一出,有乡村音乐界的“绅士巨人”之称,从1971年至今发行29张录音室专辑,6张精选集,有21首歌曲登上美国或加拿大乡村音乐榜冠军位置,2010年2月23日入驻Country Music Hall of Fame(乡村音乐名人堂)。   乡村乐歌手与作者Don Williams 1939年5月27日生于德州的弗罗伊迭达市,在德州的波特兰市度过童年后于1958年毕业毕业于格里高利-波特兰高中.1971年离开了待了七年的民谣乐队Pozo Seco Singers开始自己的事业,主要唱流行民谣,就是他第一张专辑里的17首歌.他简单的声音,温和的曲调和令人难忘的歌词使他赢得了乡村音乐”优雅巨人”的称号.   他在青少年时期就从母亲那学习了弹吉他,参加了乡村摇滚和民谣乐队.他和Lofton Kline一起成立了自己的第一个乐队---The Strangers Two, 并于1964年招入了Susan Taylor, 乐队也更名为Pozo Seco Singers.在于哥伦比亚公司签订了合同以后,大概共了五十多首金曲.1971年乐队解散后,Don Williams也开始了个人生涯.   刚开始时Williams是作为杰克唱片公司的词作者.最终与JMI公司签订了合同.他1974年发行的歌”we should be together”拿到了第五的名次,接着又签到了ABC/DOT唱片公司.在ABC/DOT的第一首单曲"I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me,"成为了第一热门歌曲,也是他从1974年至1991年这些年中最好听的十首歌中的第一首.而且在他发行的46首单曲中,只有4首没有达到前十的位置.   2006头,Williams发表声音将离开歌坛,并在美国本土和外国举行了一系列的告别演唱会,最后一首告别演唱会于2006年11月21号在田纳西州的孟非斯的加能剧场举行,受到了很大的好评.据他员工表示,Williams已经不可能再举办巡回演唱会,但是录制新的歌曲还是有可能的.   1960年4月10日与Joy Bucher 喜结连理,并育有二子:加里和蒂母.   1978年,他获得了美国乡村音乐协会(CMA)年度最佳男歌手,他的歌Tulsa Time也获得了年度最佳歌曲.   Early in 2006, Williams announced his "Farewell Tour of the World" and played numerous dates both in the U.S. and abroad, wrapping the tour up with a sold-out "Final Farewell Concert" in Memphis, Tennessee at the Cannon Center for Performing Arts on November 21, 2006. In 2010, Williams came out of retirement and was once again touring.[15]   In March 2012, Williams announced the release of a new record And So It Goes (UK release April 30, 2012; U.S./Worldwide release June 19, 2012), his first new record since 2004. The record is his first with the independent Americana label Sugar Hill Records.[16] The record includes guest appearances by Alison Krauss, Keith Urban, and Vince Gill. To accompany his latest album release he embarked on a UK Tour. A much loved country artist among British fans, he had his final UK tour in 2014.[17]   In March 2016, Williams announced he was retiring from touring and cancelled all his scheduled shows. "It's time to hang my hat up and enjoy some quiet time at home. I'm so thankful for my fans, my friends and my family for their everlasting love and support," he said in a statement.   On September 8, 2017, Williams died in Mobile, Alabama due to emphysema.
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