Garth Brooks Dedicates Show To Friend, Co-Writer Kim Williams
February 15, 2016 at 8:10 AM (PT)
RCA NASHVILLE/PEARL RECORDS artist GARTH BROOKS dedicated his FRIDAY (2/12) show in NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (NET NEWS 11/24/2015) to his longtime friend and collaborator, KIM WILLIAMS, who passed away last THURSDAY (2/11) at the age of 68 (NET NEWS 2/12).
WILLIAMS co-wrote some of BROOKS' most well-loved hits and fan favorites, including "Papa Loved Mama," "Ain't Goin' Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)," "She's Gonna Make It," "It's Midnight Cinderella," "Cold Shoulder," and more. BROOKS dedicated the show to WILLIAMS, calling him a "great man, great friend." BROOKS shared with the audience the loss of his friend and publicly dedicated the show to him before capping the FRIDAY show with one of WILLIAMS' biggest compositions, "Three Wooden Crosses," made famous by RANDY TRAVIS.
"I was emailing him two days ago about a song that we were working on. He was working with KENT BLAZY, who -- KIM and KENT and I are like three brothers," BROOKS explained before the show. "He's kind of an instrument of GOD's work, I guess I'd say. And right now, KIM is rolling his eyes somewhere going, "Oh, don't say that!' But he was in a factory job. Wanted to be a songwriter, but couldn't make a living at it. There was an explosion. His whole face was gone; his body was gone. And what was the quote he said? We were talking about a gentleman who will remain nameless in the industry, but KIM WILLIAMS happened to pipe up, and he goes, 'I'm better looking than that guy, and I've been on fire!' That's KIM WILLIAMS, so you'll know. Just a sweet man."
Remember to love your friends hard. Tonight is for you Kim #GARTHinNCHAS love, gPosted by Garth Brooks on Friday, February 12, 2016