It was meant to be a tribute album for Don Williams featuring the voices of various artists including country stars Alison Kraus, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, and Lady Antebellum. It has got 11 of the greatest hits of Don from Tulsa Time to Good Ole Boys like Me.
Currently, he is enjoying his peaceful retirement after he made the announcement last year in March. For nearly sixty decades, he had been a well-sought out entertainer-singer.
“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,”
While the cover artists in the album were all superb in their rendition of Don’s songs, you would still miss his distinct,mellow approach in singing blended with that rich and smooth baritone voice. To add, his music is one among the rare that can resonate to the depths of one’s emotions. Like the other country legends Cash, Jones, Waylon, and Haggard, no one could ‘fill Don William’s shoes.’ His kind of music is also incomparable. He is highly valued and there are not just enough words to describe what he’s meant to the country world.
But please go ahead though and buy these tunes. Do not let my side comments get in the way of your purchase. Though there’s nothing like listening to Don’s deep and soothing voice, these artists, in my humble opinion, gave justice to his songs. It’s not for the singers profit anyway that this album was put together. Proceeds will go to MusiCares Foundation, a charity group that provides assistance for the medical needs of musicians. And on that note, let us keep our dear, gentle giant in our prayers. Prior to his retirement, he had been ill and hospitalized. May his health fare well and his remaining days be full of bliss.
Before you go, why not join me in savoring Don’s ‘Lord, I Hope this Day is Good?’[like_button]