Texas born singer, songwriter Don Williams will be honored with the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers, ASCAP Golden Note Award. Williams also know as The Gentle Giant of Country Music has had a very successful career as a singer, but what most folks don't know is that Williams is one heck of a songwriter. as a singer Don Williams chalked up 45 Top Ten songs and at least 17 No. 1's. Williams has also written songs that other artists have taken to No. 1.