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Don Williams

1939 - 2017

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Donald Ray Williams (May 27, 1939 – September 8, 2017) was an American country music singer, songwriter, and 2010 inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing seventeen number one country hits. His straightforward yet smooth bass-baritone voice, soft tones, and imposing build earned him the nickname "The Gentle Giant". In 1975, Williams starred in a movie with Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed called W.W. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Don Williams has received more than 2,771,945 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia. Don Williams is the 1,800th most popular musician (down from 1,557th in 2019), the 9,207th most popular biography from United States (down from 7,813th in 2019) and the 726th most popular American Musician.

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  • 21

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  • 4.09

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Among musicians, Don Williams ranks 1,800 out of 2,662Before him are Dale Crover, Keiko Matsui, Stanley Jordan, Luca Turilli, Jim Gordon, and Meade Lux Lewis. After him are Tracii Guns, Phil Collen, Leeroy Thornhill, Chris Wolstenholme, Lucky Dube, and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein.

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Among people born in 1939, Don Williams ranks 466Before him are Henning Christophersen, Sante Gaiardoni, Oscar Calics, Cleve Moler, Alexey Korneyev, and Wilhelm Bungert. After him are Robert A. M. Stern, Josef Černý, Jose Maria Sison, Mary Peters, Harvey Pekar, and Sergio Bianchetto. Among people deceased in 2017, Don Williams ranks 449Before him are Ivar Aronsson, Don Gordon, Valery Bolotov, Rosa Taikon, Cipriano Chemello, and Yuriy Poyarkov. After him are Aníbal Ruiz, Fernand Decanali, Paul Falk, Lisbeth Korsmo, Jean E. Sammet, and Roger Smith.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Don Williams ranks 9,207 out of 18,182Before him are Melissa Fumero (1982), Chris Webber (1973), Cecilia Beaux (1855), Adam Scott (1973), Anthony Anderson (1970), and Meade Lux Lewis (1905). After him are Darren McGavin (1922), Sarah Drew (1980), Sue Carol (1906), Maggie Siff (1974), Richard Arlen (1899), and Beau Garrett (1982).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Don Williams ranks 726Before him are Dwight Yoakam (1956), Richard Fortus (1966), Dale Crover (1967), Stanley Jordan (1959), Jim Gordon (1945), and Meade Lux Lewis (1905). After him are Tracii Guns (1966), Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (1964), Scott Gorham (1951), Kyle Eastwood (1968), Richie Ramone (1957), and Jason Mraz (1977).