Knoxnews.com has a feature article today about mandolinist/singer Paul Williams. The article presents a thorough biography of Williams’ music career, starting with his time spent in Jimmy Martin’s Sunny Mountain Boys and completing the story with Williams’ current band, The Victory Trio.
Paul Williams is an icon in this music having influenced many with his singing and mandolin playing. He is also a successful songwriter.
His songs have been recorded by Ernest Tubb, Hank Williams Jr., Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, IIIrd Tyme Out and many other artists. Even Ray Charles recorded “Nobody Cares,” a song Williams wrote in the early 1950s.
The article does spend considerable time discussing Williams’ Christian faith and testimony, which can’t be avoided when spending any time around Paul. It’s an interesting story and worth reading on a Sunday afternoon.