Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams dies at 78


NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Country Music Hall of Famer Don William has died, his publicist announced on Friday.

Williams died after a short illness. He was 78 years old.

Williams was born in Floydada, Texas on May 27, 1939. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

He had his first hit with "The Shelter of Your Eyes" in 1973. Some of his most well-known chart toppers include "Tulsa Time," "She Never Knew Me" and "It Must Be Love."

Williams was named male vocalist of the year by the Country Music Association in 1978.

After a prolific career, Williams retired from performing in 2016.

Arrangements have not yet been announced.