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Don Williams to Be Honored in Memorial Service at Country Music Hall of Fame

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Frazer Harrison, Getty Images

Details for a memorial service for Don Williams have been announced. The legendary singer-songwriter will be honored with a service on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville inside the CMA Theater, Music Row reports.

Friends, family and members of the music industry are invited to attend, with doors opening at 4PM and the service beginning at 4:30PM. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to MusiCares, Music Health Alliance or another charitable organization of your choosing.

Williams was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010. He died on Sept. 8, at the age of 78. His multi-decade career earned him a string of hits including “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “I Believe in You,” “You’re My Best Friend,” “Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good” and many more. Affectionally known as the “Gentle Giant,” he was awarded the coveted CMA Award for Male Vocalist of the Year in 1978 and his hit “Tulsa Time” scored him an ACM Award for Single Record of the Year that same year.

Since has passing, multiple members of the country music community have paid tribute to his legacy. Keith Urban shared a video of he and Williams on the set of the music video for their song “Imagine That,” writing, “I cannot put into words the depth of sadness I feel right now at hearing of Don’s passing.” Jake Owen also paid tribute to Williams and Troy Gentry with a heartfelt rendition of “Good Ole Boys Like Me.”

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