Don Williams performs on the Akron Civic Theatre stage March 22nd at 7:30pm. Local singer/songwriter Ashley Brooke Toussant will open the show. Don Williams is an American country singer, songwriter and 2010 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. He began his solo career in 1971, singing popular ballads and amassing 17 No. 1 hits. Williams started out as a songwriter for Jack Music Inc. Eventually, he signed with JMI Records as a solo artist. His 1974 song, “We Should Be Together,” reached number five, and he signed with ABC/Dot Records. His first single with ABC/Dot, “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me,” became a number one hit, and was the first of a string of top ten hits he had between 1974 and 1991. Only four of his 46 singles didn’t make it to the Top Ten. In 1978, Williams was the Country Music Association’s “Male Vocalist of the Year” and his “Tulsa Time” was named Single of the Year. His hits have been covered by artists such as Johnny Cash, Eric Clapton and Allison Krauss. Toussant was born and raised in Northeast, Ohio. In 2008 Ashley released her first album called All Songs in English, and is finishing up her second album which was recorded in Chicago. Her very unique music has been described as folk alternative. Williams has invited her to open on a subsequent performance in West Virginia as well. Don Williams will have one performance on Tuesday, March 22nd at 7:30pm. Ticket prices are $59 and $41.50. Tickets are available at the Akron Civic Theatre Box Office (330) 253-2488 or online at www.akroncivic.com, or TicketMaster (1-800-745-3000). Doors open 1 hour prior to event.