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98 Country Flashback to Feature Don Williams

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Each Wednesday at 8 a.m. I join Cindy and Doug for Country Classic Flashback.  We take a trip down memory lane to highlight a country legend.  This week we will feature Don Williams.

Don was born on May 27, 1939 in Floydada, Texas.  In April of 1960 he married Joy Bucher.  They have two sons together.

After seven years with the folk pop group “Pozo-Seco Singers” he began his solo career in 1971.  He was one of country music’s most consistent hit makers, having at least one top five single every year between 1974 and 1991.   Don was voted Best Male Vocalist in 1978 at the CMA Awards and was selected as Artist of the Decade in 1980.  Between 1972 and 1992 he logged 56 chart records with 45 hitting the top 10.

Over the course of his career he amassed 17 #1 hits and in 2010 he received one of country music’s highest honors with an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  Don is playing a soldout show in St. Cloud today at 1:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theater

Don was an early pioneer in the making of music videos and overseas touring.  He also appeared in the movie “Smokey and the Bandit II.”

Tune in every Wednesday at 8 a.m. for the Country Classic Flashback. It’s brought to you by Midwest Machinery on East Highway 23 in Sauk Rapids with eight other locations around Central MN.

For more of your country classic favorites tune into the 98 Country Classic Show every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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