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Country Hits Just Keep Rolling On

Country Hits Just Keep Rolling On

Who: Don Williams
Where: Newcastle Panthers
When: Wednesday March 24, 2004

DON WILLIAMS is doing something right.

The 65-year-old country crooner has released 56 singles in the past 30 years, and all but 11 of those have gone top 10 on the American country charts.

And as the hits keep coming, so do the tours.

Williams embarked on his latest tour of Australia last week and will arrive at NEWCASTLE PANTHERS tonight.

Responsible for classics such as Good Ole Boys Like Me, Amanda, I Believe In You, Love Is On A Roll and Tulsa Time , Williams has maintained his credibility over the years.

``A lot of people never thought I would last,'' Williams says.

``About the only thing you could do back then, touring-wise, was those big package tours.

``I don't know how many times promoters came backstage and asked when I was going to change clothes or why I didn't use all the other instruments I had on stage.

``When I told them that `no', I had my thing worked out and that's the way I would do it, it would sort of freak them out.

``They just couldn't understand why I didn't want to put on a spangled show suit or use a big band.

``Some of them probably still can't understand it.'' Tonight's concert at Newcastle Panthers starts at 8pm.

Tickets are $49.

Bookings can be made at the club on 4926 2700.

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