Details for Don Williams’ Memorial Service Announced

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The memorial service to honor the legendary Don Williams, a.k.a. The Gentle Giant, has been set.

According to Music Row, The ceremony will take place in the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame on Wednesday, Sept. 27. The memorial service, for friends and family and music industry, will begin promptly at 4:30 p.m., with doors opening at 4 p.m.

Williams, who amassed a number of hits over a decades-long career including, “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Don’t Love Me,’ “Tulsa Time,” “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend,” “It Must Be Love” and “I Believe In You,” passed away on Sept. 8 after a short illness. He was 78.

“In giving voice to songs like ‘Good Ole Boys Like Me,’ ‘Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good,’ and ‘Amanda,’ Don Williams offered calm, beauty, and a sense of wistful peace that is in short supply these days,” said Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. “His music will forever be a balm in troublesome times. Everyone who makes country music with grace, intelligence, and ageless intent will do so while standing on the shoulders of this gentle giant.”