Don Williams

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2013

    Ten country songs 'bout Jesus

    I've been told a lot of things about Jesus. For one, he evidently looked a lot like Kenny Loggins. Or Kenny Loggins looks a lot like him? Apparently dinosaurs were created and then roamed the earth around the same time as mankind, so I guess Kenny Loggins could be Jesus after all. "Danger Zone" is a ... More >>

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    April 5, 2012

    Ten songs on "Cowboy" Jack Clement's birthday

    Born in Whitehaven, Tennessee on this day in 1931, "Cowboy" Jack Clement's accolades as a prolific singer and songwriter, record and film producer, and television and radio host have been well-earned, with a career that spans over half a century and touches every nook and cranny of country music.

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    December 20, 2010

    Best Concerts of 2010

    ​From beginning to end, 2010 has kept us busy running from venue to venue in pursuit of some phenomenal live music. Gimme Noise's team of writers and photographers fanned out across the Twin Cities to catch as many shows as we could, and each of us ended up with our own diverse and distinctive lis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Best Country Shows of 2010

    ​Given our proximity to an abundance of casino venues, the popularity of state and county fairs, big summer festivals in every neck of the woods (and on lakes and in fields), and the recent influx of urban and suburban Western-themed bars, it's no surprise we've seen plenty of great country ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2010

    Don Williams, Crystal Gayle to play this weekend

    ​For my 30th birthday weekend, I plan to do what any 60-year-old worth their weight in mashed potatoes would do. While my friends attend underground shows and record store appearances with the rest of the children of the baby boom and beyond, I will be squirming in my seat with excitement over ... More >>

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    November 3, 2010
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    November 3, 2010
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    May 27, 2010

    Don Williams: Your to-do for the weekend

    ​ You can go see a good rock band, local or national, any ol' night of the week around here. Good country's a little harder to find within a stone's throw and on short notice. Drop that "good" before that "country" and I'd tell you to hoof it on out to The Rock Nightclub tomorrow night to see Jos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Mac Davis's birthday and 10 ramblin' songs

    Today, one of country's best relationship-phobes turns 68. Ten songs to get hooked on... but not too hooked. I don't want no clingin' vine! You're smothering me!

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    August 13, 2009

    Bad meat and country crossovers got me down

    News of country crossovers has me down, as does the food poisoning which has beset me since I ate some venison from a November '06 hunt (bad idea, folks).

  • Music

    November 25, 1998

    The Blues and the Grays

    After 30 years Nashville lifer Don Williams makes the best record of his career