Nashville, Tenn. (March 22, 2016)
– Though his millions of fans around the world were heartbroken
recently to learn of his retirement from performing after five decades
of touring, there is a silver lining. Soon, you will be able to witness
the magic of Don Williams live in concert anytime you want – from your
own living room.
On April 15, Red River Entertainment/BFD/RED will release Don Williams In Ireland: The Gentle Giant In Concert DVD and CD (sold separately) features the singer in the midst of one of his more recent ventures overseas.
“It’s my sincere hope that the fans will enjoy this package,” said
the 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame member in a statement. “My whole
career has been about the fans, and hopefully these songs will bring
them as much pleasure as I gained from performing them.”
Don Williams In Ireland: The Gentle Giant In Concert
contains nineteen songs, including fifteen of his classic hits – and
three of his more recent songs. Included on the project are such
Williams mainstays as “I Believe In You,” “Lay Down Beside Me,” and
“Tulsa Time.” The set also includes “Elise,” from his 1998 disc I Turn
The Page, as well as “Imagine That,” which can be found in his 2012 disc
And So It Goes, which was a collaboration with fellow superstar Keith
Urban, who has long counted Williams as an influence.
Just a few weeks ago, Williams announced his retirement from the
entertainment industry after a five-decade career that included hits in
both Country and Pop music. Williams started his career as a member of
the Pozo Seco Singers in the 1960s, hitting with the folk hit “Time.” In
the 1970s, the singer moved to Tennessee, and became one of the biggest
stars in the business. His first hit, 1973’s “The Shelter Of Your
Eyes,” paved the way for a career that would see fifty-six chart records
– including seventeen number ones – as well as induction into both The
Grand Ole Opry and, in 2010, the Country Music Hall of Fame.