Award-winning country singer Don
Williams, who enjoyed great
success with his easy-going singing
style, has died aged 78.
A statement from his publicist Kirt
Webster said he died on Friday after a
“The Country Music world mourns the
loss of one of its’ most distinctive song
stylists with the passing of Don Williams
after a short illness. He was 78.” reads
an official statement from Webster
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 singers
such as Eric Clapton and Pete
Williams, nicknamed “the Gentle Giant,”
had a rich voice, gentle delivery and
storytelling style. He toured sparingly, did
few media interviews and spent much of
his time on his farm west of Nashville.
Another country singer Troy Gentry of
Montgomery Gentry is dead at age 50
after a helicopter crash in southern New
Jersey on Friday.
The news of the death of 50-year-old
Troy Gentry has shocked country music
fans and artists.
“It is with great sadness that we confirm
that Troy Gentry, half of the popular
country duo, Montgomery Gentry, was
tragically killed in a helicopter crash
which took place at approximately
1:00pm today in Medford, New Jersey,” a
statement of the band’s website said.
It’s not immediately known what caused
the crash. TMZ reports investigators are
on the scene.
NJ.com reports Gentry was the
passenger on the helicopter and another
male, the pilot, also died in the crash.
It’s unclear if anyone else was on board.
According to the Daily News , Gentry was
on his way to a concert to perform with
his longtime musical partner, Eddie
Montgomery. Friday’s scheduled show at
the Flying W Airport and Resort has been