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Hall of famer will have Arena on Tulsa Time
by Steve Beavers
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The "Gentle Giant" is bringing the music that made him a hall of famer to the Crossroads Arena.

Don Williams, known for his straightforward and smooth voice, is slated to appear Friday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, Williams retired from touring in 2006 only to return from the hiatus in 2010.

"He is a legend and has some of the best number one singles in country music," said Crossroads Arena General Manager Tammy Genovese.

In March of 2012, the songwriter released And So It Goes, which includes guest appearances by artists Alison Krauss, Keith Urban and Vince Gill, as his first new record since 2004.

"Don is one of a kind and a must see," said the general manager. "It will be fun to have an artist of his caliber at the Arena for the first time."

The concert is being promoted by Mind Roxx Entertainment.

"We are excited about bringing Don to the Crossroads Arena," said Mind Roxx Owner/CEO Lee Jones. "He is a true legend in every sense of the word."

A Texas native, the 74-year-old began his solo career in 1971 singing popular ballads and producing 17 number one Country and Western hits. His "I Wouldn't Want to Live If You Didn't Love Me" was his initial top hit. The song started a list of top ten hits between 1974 and 1991. Only four of his 46 singles failed to be listed among the top ten.

Williams was named the Country Music Association's Male Vocalist of the Year in 1978. His "Tulsa Time" was selected single of the year in 1979.

His top hits include “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."

All seating is reserved for the Williams' concert. Costs for tickets is $50, $35 and $25 plus fees.

Tickets are still available for the Crossroads Musical Festival slated for June 28. The event features local and regional talent and is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.. Tickets are $15 plus fees.

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