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Country star Don Williams retiring

Country music icon Don Williams is bowing out of the business at the age of 76.
The I Recall a Gypsy Woman singer announced his retirement on Tuesday (01Mar16), a month after postponing his 2016 tour to undergo hip replacement surgery.
He had been scheduled to kick off his 21-date trek in Florida on 17 February (16), but pulled the dates in the hopes of rescheduling for later this year (16).
However, it appears fans won’t get to see Williams in concert one last time as he has decided to hang up his microphone for good.
“It’s time to hang my hat up and enjoy some quiet time at home,” the veteran says in a statement. “I’m so thankful for my fans, my friends and my family for their everlasting love and support.”
Williams first rose to fame in the late 1960s as a member of the pop folk trio The Pozo Seco Singers. He went on to launch a solo career and has scored huge success with hits like You’re My Best Friend, Tulsa Time, Back in my Younger Days, and Some Broken Hearts Never Mend.
The star retired from the road in 2006, but began touring again in 2010 after he became a Country Music Hall of Fame inductee.

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