Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams died on Friday (September 8th) after a brief illness. The Texas native was 78. Nicknamed "Gentle Giant," Williams recorded dozens of hits including "Tulsa Time," Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good" and "It Must Be Love." He released more than 35 albums over the course of his career.

Alan Jackson, Lee Ann Womack, Pete Townshend and Eric Clapton have all recorded Williams' songs.

Williams' last studio album, Reflections, was released in 2014 and he retired from touring in 2016.

He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

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