Sometimes famous people slip away from us almost unnoticed. They were once center stage, but suddenly, they are gone from our daily lives with not even a ripple left to mark their place. They fade and "new" replaces them.
But, one day, unannounced, they return and we wonder how we ever let them get away. Such is the case with Don Williams , a country singer that was hugely popular in the seventies, eighties and early nineties. It was in the nineties that I discovered him.
This man, who is exactly my age, sounds like what I would imagine Sam Elliott would sound like if he sang. A deep mellow baritone, all man, yet gentle and soothing. He was often referred to as the "Gentle Giant." Yesterday, he reentered my life in a convoluted way and am I ever so glad he did.
Never was there a whisper of controversy about this man. He married in 1960, is still with the same woman, has two sons and lives on his farm in Tennessee. Of his 46 singles, only 4 didn't make it into the Top Ten and he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.
Below is one of my favorites, audio with lyrics. Hope you will give it a listen. Reconnect as I did or just introduce yourself to a legend. I truly apologize to my European friends who are unable to play US videos. Huge bummer.
"I Believe in You"
He is on tour this year and I hope to catch him when he comes to Branson or perhaps Fayetteville. He has released a new album this year called "And So It Goes." I downloaded it this morning.
Hope you enjoy.
Now to the burning question about your bedrooms. Naw, nothing kinky here, I just need to know what you lay your weary body on in the evenings. Don't really care who you are with or what you are doing. I am talking furniture.
My bed is almost 9 years old and wasn't top quality in its heyday. Now, it is giving my back grief and needs replaced. Since a bed is a crucial investment, I am checking all bases and picking all brains, including yours.
I have considered Sleep Number, memory foam, innerspring and am even wondering why I gave up my water bed. I have checked all the reviews for each on the Internet. Some are glowing, probably employees, but some are quite scathing, especially for the Sleep Number.
I do have a bad back so what I sleep on is important. So who to believe? Well "I believe in you" as the song says. If you have a bed you love, one you hate or one that has passed the test of time, please let me know. That test of time is of prime interest.
My back and my pocketbook will be ever grateful for your input.
Thanks so much.