Song Premiere: Don Williams — “Talk is Cheap”

Juli Thanki | March 3rd, 2014

Engine 145 HQ, we’ve been looking forward to March 11 like a kid anticipates Christmas: that’s because Don Williams’ new album, Reflections (Sugar Hill), will be released on that date. A strong successor to 2012’s And So It Goes, Reflections finds the Gentle Giant in fine form as he smoothly delivers material by Townes Van Zandt, Merle Haggard, and Jesse Winchester.

Give a listen to the album’s second track, “Talk is Cheap” (written by Guy Clark with Chris Stapleton and Morgane Hayes – you may remember it from Alan Jackson’s Thirty Miles West), below.

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  1. Janice Brooks
    March 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    I like !!! Just don’t confuse it with the track from Blue Highway.

  2. LINDA SCALES
    March 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    REALLY LIKE IT

  3. Sandi Price
    March 5, 2014 at 8:35 pm

    Can’t wait for the entire CD. Will see him a couple weeks in Shippensburg, PA and hope we can buy it there. Love his voice and he just gets better with age!

  4. bruce
    March 5, 2014 at 11:13 pm

    If there is one thing Don Williams seems incapable of doing, it is putting out a bad song or album. The guy is in a stratosphere all his own. An amazing artist.

  5. Diane Reiten
    March 6, 2014 at 12:35 am

    Once a Don Williams fan…always a Don Williams fan….with his voice this man can do no wrong!!!

  6. Paul W Dennis
    March 6, 2014 at 6:32 am

    I like the song, although it does not compare with his best efforts. Don, of course, is always a supremely relaxed singer

    I’m not sure what is striking me as wrong – maybe it’s the overly crisp digital sound – most of Don’s best songs originally were recorded in glorious analog

  7. june wommack
    March 6, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Just love DonWilliamsMy daught is named after him. My favorite song Amanda and middle name id Dawn of course after Don she is 27 yrs. Old now and enjoys his music as well.

  8. Jack Pliskin
    March 8, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    Oh it’s good to hear some real country music being made in this day and age.
    Don Williams is simply a fantastic singer, and he’s just as good as ever.

  9. Gene Cross, Jr.
    March 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    A very pretty song. I sure look forward to being able to buy the complete CD tomorrow. I am a long time fan going back to 1973. Have now seen him the last three years at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

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