Thursday, 13 February 2014
The iconic “Gentle Giant,” country music’s Don Williams, is coming back to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, March 15. Tickets are $35 and $45.
Williams is set to debut his new, 10-track studio album, “Reflections,” on March 11 via Sugar Hill Records. Williams, a Country Music Hall of Fame member, dominated for decades as a country hit maker and earned the name “the Gentle Giant” because of his unique blend of commanding presence and that laid-back, easy style — cutting across national and genre boundaries. Those personal and musical qualities that stood out strongly across the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s, came full circle both in 2012, as Williams delivered the masterful “And So It Goes,” and now, as he releases “Reflections.”
“Reflections” yields Williams at his finest, with his classic, often-copied-but-never-duplicated baritone front and center. With a healthy touring schedule and his second album in two years, Williams works hard to maintain that voice beloved by so many. His days off from a busy touring schedule are spent on his farm, where his voice is rested and his downtime very quietly enjoyed.