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Saturday, 09 September 2017 - 10:14
US country music singer Don Williams dies
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US country music singer Don Williams - who enjoyed great success with his easy-going singing style - has died aged 78, after a short illness.

Williams began his solo career in 1971, amassing 17 number one country hits.

His songs, such as Gypsy Woman and Tulsa Time, were covered by many other singers - including Eric Clapton and Pete Townshend.

Williams was known as the gentle giant of country music.

Other hits included You're My Best Friend, I Believe in You and Lord, and I Hope This Day Is Good.

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