Don Williams Unable to Attend Country Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

Don Williams has been diagnosed with bronchitis and will not attend his Country Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony taking place Sunday night (Oct. 24) in Nashville. Williams was treated and released Friday (Oct. 22) at a Kentucky hospital and canceled his Friday night appearance in Ashland, Ky., and a Saturday performance in Hiawassee, Ga. He’s expected to resume touring Tuesday at the Perot Theatre in Texarkana, Texas. Williams performed two nights last week at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and had planned to return to Tennessee for his official induction into the Hall of Fame during Sunday’s medallion ceremony. Also being inducted Sunday is Jimmy Dean, who died on June 13. Early this year, Williams, Dean, Ferlin Husky and songwriter-record producer Billy Sherrill were announced as this year’s additions to the Hall of Fame. Husky and Sherrill were inducted during ceremonies on May 23.