Don Williams is set to come out of tour retirement for a two-night stand at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on October 20 and 21. The shows are in celebration of WSM-AM’s 85th anniversary and fall just days before he will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on October 24.
Known as the “Gentle Giant” Williams scored at least one Top Five single every year between 1974 and 1991. Between 1972 and 1992 his warm baritone voice graced fifty-six chart records, with seventeen hitting No. 1 including “You’re My Best Friend” (1975), “Tulsa Time” (1978), “I Believe in You” (1980), and “That’s the Thing About Love” (1984). He has also written such classics as “Lay Down Beside Me” (1976) and “Till the Rivers All Run Dry” (1979).
Williams’s last concert in Nashville included surprise appearances by Keith Urban and Josh Turner. A limited number of tickets are available for only $6.50 via wsmonline.com. The winner of WSM’s annual “Tootsies to the Ryman” talent contest will get to open for Williams. Tickets for both nights will go on sale Friday, July 23 at 10 a.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Ryman Box Office, ryman.com or by calling 800-745-3000.
Ticket packages for Brooks & Dunn’s final show on Sept. 2 at Bridgestone Arena are still available. The concert, which is the final stop on the duo’s Last Rodeo Tour, will benefit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and include performances from a host of special guests.
There are 25 “Play Something Country” packages left ($300 each) which include one concert ticket, a Brooks & Dunn merchandise package, and an item autographed by the duo.
There are over 100 “Friend of the Museum” packages left ($250 each) which include a concert ticket and a Museum membership.
Tickets for Buddy Miller’s run as the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s 2010 Artist-in-Resident go on sale tomorrow (7/20) at 9 AM. Options include the ticket only for $45, or a $99 package which comes with a ticket, dinner and reserved parking. Tickets here.
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