Walton Arts Center is excited to announce Don Williams has been added to the 2015-16 Popcorn-Indiana American Music Series. There will be one performance in Baum Walker Hall on Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8 pm. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Jan. 12 at 9 am. Ticket prices range from $34 to $64, plus applicable fees, and can be purchased by calling Walton Arts Center’s Box Office at 479.443.5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

They came to call Don Williams “the Gentle Giant” in the decades when he was a dominating country hit-maker because of his unique blend of commanding presence and laidback, easy style that has appealed to audiences over the years. Contemplative ballads, affecting love songs and change-up rhythm numbers have always been Don Williams’ strength and focus. Riding and crossing the line between country and pop, Don brings a sound and sensibility to country music.

Born in Florida in 1939 and growing up near Corpus Christi, Texas, Don was playing guitar by age twelve and performed in folk, country and rock bands as a teenager. Between 1974 and 1991, Don had at least one major hit every year, including country hits like “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “Till the Rivers All Run Dry,” “It Must Be Love,” “I’m Just a Country Boy,” “Amanda” and “I Believe in You.” He also had a hit duet with Emmylou Harris on Townes Van Zandt’s “If I Needed You.” Don has received a CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award and his “Tulsa Time” was named ACM’s Record of the Year after its debut. In 2010, Don received country music’s highest honor, with his induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame. His response, “I never really thought I was viewed in that manner by the powers that be. It’s an incredible honor, to be added to the caliber of people that are on that roster. It’s pretty overwhelming, actually.”