Celebration of Life Set For Songwriter Kim Williams

Kim Williams

Kim Williams

A celebration of life of Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame songwriter Kim Williams will be held on Saturday, May 14, from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on the Veterans Overlook in Thorn Hill, Tennessee (just past the Clinch Mountain Lookout Restaurant at 190 Lookout Mountain Rd., Thorn Hill, TN 37881).

Everyone who was touched by Kim’s songs or the man himself is welcome. There will be singing, telling jokes, telling stories of Kim and celebrating his life.

Williams passed away February 11, 2016 at the age of 68.

Several of Williams’ songs became some of Garth Brooks’ signature hits, including “Ain’t Goin’ Down Till The Sun Comes Up,” “Papa Loved Mama,” “It’s Midnight Cinderella,” and “She’s Gonna Make It.” Williams wrote “Fall in Love” with Kenny Chesney and Buddy Brock. The single became Chesney’s first Top 10 hit at country radio in 1995.

Other artists to record Williams’s songs include Keith Anderson (“Pickin’ Wildflowers”), Brooks & Dunn (“Honky Tonk Truth”), George Jones (“Beer Run,” with Brooks), David Kersh (“Goodnight Sweetheart”), Reba McEntire (“The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter”), Rascal Flatts (“While You Loved Me”), George Strait (“Overnight Male” from Pure Country), Doug Supernaw (“Not Enough Hours in the Night”), Aaron Tippin (“My Blue Angel”) and Clay Walker (“Who Needs You Baby”).

In 1994, he was named ASCAP’s Country Songwriter of the Year.


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