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‘Don Williams In Ireland: The Gentle Giant In Concert’ Available On May 12th

‘Don Williams In Ireland: The Gentle Giant In Concert’ Available On May 12th

Though his millions of fans around the world were heartbroken recently to learn of his retirement from performing after five decades of touring, there is a silver lining. Soon, you will be able to witness the magic of Don Williams live in concert anytime you want – from your own living room.

On May 12, Red River Entertainment/BFD/RED will release Don Williams In Ireland: The Gentle Giant In Concert – Deluxe Limited Edition CD & DVD package featuring the singer in the midst of one of his more recent ventures overseas. The special package will be available everywhere music is sold in a special digi-pak for $19.98.

“It’s my sincere hope that the fans will enjoy this package,” said the 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame member in a statement. “My whole career has been about the fans, and hopefully these songs will bring them as much pleasure as I gained from performing them.”

Don Williams In Ireland: The Gentle Giant In Concert contains nineteen songs, including fifteen of his classic hits – and three of his more recent songs. Included on the project are such Williams mainstays as “I Believe In You,” “Lay Down Beside Me,” and “Tulsa Time.” The set also includes “Elise,” from his 1998 disc I Turn The Page, as well as “Imagine That,” which can be found in his 2012 disc And So It Goes, which was a collaboration with fellow superstar Keith Urban, who has long counted Williams as an influence.

Just a few weeks ago, Williams announced his retirement from the entertainment industry after a five-decade career that included hits in both Country and Pop music. Williams started his career as a member of the Pozo Seco Singers in the 1960s, hitting with the folk hit “Time.” In the 1970s, the singer moved to Tennessee, and became one of the biggest stars in the business. His first hit, 1973’s “The Shelter Of Your Eyes,” paved the way for a career that would see fifty-six chart records – including seventeen number ones – as well as induction into both The Grand Ole Opry and, in 2010, the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Rita Ballou

May 10th, 2017

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