Country legend Don Williams coming to Grand Opera House

January 10, 2014 

Don Williams, a 2010 Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, will perform at the Grand Opera House on Wednesday.


Don Williams, who always has had a knack for finding songs that speak directly to people’s hearts, will be bringing his Southern charm and stage presence to the Grand Opera House on Wednesday for what is sure to be a crowd-pleasing performance.

“Williams’ music is the stuff of experience,” his website says. “Like a fine wine, as Don has matured, the songs have even deeper emotional resonance. This is a man who has lived life, who knows the depth of feeling and emotion ordinary people are capable of, not only in Texas, but in all the other places where his straightforward simplicity has made its mark.”

Williams’ hits include “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “I Believe In You,” “Love Is On A Roll,” “Amanda” and “Tulsa Time.”

Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, Williams continues to make music that speaks to his fans on a personal level.

“I don’t think there’s anything we have to do daily in our walk that’s more important than how we deal with each other,” Williams said on his website. “To me, it’s everything. So when you’re looking for songs, if they can express that, then you’ve found something special.”

Calling himself a songwriter and a professional dreamer, Williams has a “unique blend of commanding presence and that laid-back, easy style that has appealed to adult men and women alike -- cutting across national and genre boundaries.”

Williams first experience on stage happened when he was only 3 and performed in a local talent contest. He won first place and an alarm clock. Picking up a guitar when he was a young teen, Williams has dedicated his life to making music that speaks to people. His success led Williams to perform all around the world.

“I believe in what I sing,” Williams said, “and I hope it strikes a chord.” From all evidence, it certainly has. Williams has 17 No. 1 country hits and multiple awards and nominations for his music.

“We think audiences in Middle Georgia will really enjoy seeing Don Williams perform,” said Cindy Hill, arts marketing coordinator for Mercer University and the Grand Opera House. “His music is from the heart and his voice is just amazing. We really encourage everyone to come out and see what promises to be an excellent performance. It will definitely be a show that people will always remember.”

Don Williams

When: 8 p.m. Jan. 15

Where: Grand Opera House, 651 Mulberry St.

Cost: $45 and $55

Information: 478-301-5470;

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