Release Date: Mar 11, 2014
Record label: Sugar Hill
Genre(s): Country, Country-Pop, Traditional Country
Reflections is country singer Don Williams' follow-up to 2012's acclaimed And So It Goes, the album that marked his return from semi-retirement. He possesses one of the most languid and iconic voices to emerge from country music since Jim Reeves. No matter what he's singing, he delivers the lyric and melody from inside, as if revealing an experienced truth.
Williams has been a solid, dependable figure in country music since the late 60s and, since coming out of semi-retirement, has been making some of the best records of his lengthy career. Reflections picks up where 2012’s And So It Goes (his first album for eight years) left off. Its unfussy, elegantly played collection bears many of the hallmarks of Williams’ finest work.
Reflections is essentially a continuation of Don Williams’ 2012 album And So It Goes, which itself was a belated continuation of his solo career, albeit in an especially ruminative direction. That career began back in the 1970s, when he had #1 country singles like “I Wouldn’t Want to Live If You Didn’t Love Me”, “Til the Rivers All Run Dry”, “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend”, “Tulsa Time”, and several others. His singing voice has always had a rock-solid, eternal quality—not ageless so much as lived-in and wise, even when he was relatively young.