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Wednesday, 12 March 2014 00:00

‘Gentle Giant’ returns to Franklin

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art williamsCountry music’s legendary “Gentle Giant” Don Williams will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 15, at the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts in Franklin.


A highly acclaimed country music singer and songwriter, Williams has produced 17 number one hits and more than 40 Top Ten singles. He is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and has multiple awards to his claim.

Classic songs such as “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “Amanda,” and “Tulsa Times” showcase Williams’ unique blend of commanding presence and laid-back, easy style. 

Williams discovered his love for music at the age of three when he competed in a local talent contest and won first place, an alarm clock. His mother taught him how to play the guitar and as a teenager he played in several different bands and explored various genres. In 1964, Williams joined the Pozo-Seco Singers, a folk-pop group. Columbia Records signed the group and released a series of Top 50 hits and three albums. The group disbanded in 1971 and thus began Williams’ solo career.

Ticket prices start at $35. or 866.273.4615.

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