Country music star Don Williams has died at the age of 78.

The Hall of Fame member has sadly died after a short illness, leaving the country music world in shock.

The Tulsa Time singer was known as one of the most distinctive song stylists in the business.

Born in Texas in 1939, he grew up in Portland where music was always a big part of his life.

He was clearly destined for success from an early age, winning a talent contest when he was just three years old. The prize was an alarm clock.

He went on to become well-known for his many hit songs, including You’re My Best Friend, Love Me Over Again, and I’m Just A Country Boy.

Don started playing guitar in his teens, learning songs that he’d heard on the radio and began playing with his friends in local bands around the area.