Don Williams Country music legend dead aged 73

The Tulsa Time singer and Hall of Fame member passed away following a short illness, the Sun has reported.

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Country music legend Don Wiliams has died aged 73.

The Tulsa Time singer and Hall of Fame member passed away following a short illness, the Sun has reported.

Williams recorded hits like Good Ole Boys Like Me, I Believe in You, Lord, I Hope This Day Is GoodTulsa Time and It Must Be Love during his four decade career.

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The Texas born American was a member of the folk group Pozo-Seco Singers before striking out on a solo career in the early 1970s.

According to USAToday, his start in Nashville came as a songwriter for Cowboy Jack Clement's Jack Music. "Don and I were both working at Jack Music before our careers took off," said songwriter Bob McDill. “One night, when the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band was in town, Don said, ‘Let’s go backstage and play them some songs.'"

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Williams' first solo hit, The Shelter of Your Eyes, came out in 1972; his first No. 1 single, I Wouldn't Want to Live if You Didn't Love Me came two years later.

He released his last Top 10 single, Lord Have Mercy on a Country Boy, in 1991.

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