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Don Wailliams

Don Wailliams Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall When: Monday, September 09, 2013 at 7:00 PM Contact: Kelli Green Email: WebSite: Don Williams, the "Gentle Giant" of country music, is coming to Calgary on September 9 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall (EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts). Born in Floydada, Texas in 1939 and growing up near Corpus Christi, Williams was playing guitar by age twelve, taught by his mother, and performed in folk, country and rock bands as a teenager. He first gained musical attention as a member of the pop folk trio The Pozo Seco Singers, which had six pop chart hits in 1966-'67, then was signed as a songwriter by Nashville's Cowboy Jack Clement in 1971. They came to call Don Williams "the Gentle Giant" in the decades he was a dominating country hit maker because of his unique blend of commanding presence and that laid- back, easy style that has appealed to adult men and women alikeā€”cutting across national and genre boundaries. If those personal and musical qualities stood out strongly across the 1970s, '80s and '90s, they are all the more distinctive in 2012, when so many country and pop records seem to work as check off lists of somebody's idea of how to be a man, or hard-sell attempts to indicate affection for a woman. Don Williams has never sounded like he felt the need to sell somebody something, or to prove anything. In 2010, Don received country music's highest honor, with his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He was very surprised: "I never really thought that I was viewed in that manner by the powers that be. It's an incredible honor, to be added to the caliber of people that are on that roster. It's pretty overwhelming, actually." Sakamoto Entertainment presents Don Williams with special guests at the Jack Singer Concert Hall on September 9, 2013. Don't miss your chance to experience this country music legend!. Event Details. Location: Jack Singer Concert Hall