Paul has performed bluegrass, gospel and bluegrass gospel for years and has contributed to the lives of many fans and followers. The love and dedication continue today with Paul and his great band traveling all over the country spreading the good news at churches, festivals and benefits. God is so good!! Thanks to all our loyal fans and friends who have traveled many miles to be with us at a festival, concert or a church. You are truly our friends.
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Paul Williams career in bluegrass has spanned seven decades. He is best known for a six-year stretch with Jimmy Martin and the Sunny Mountain Boys but also had a memorable run with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers and more recently fronted his own band, the Victory Trio. As a songwriter, he has over songs to his credit. Born in Wytheville, Virginia, in , Paul received a mandolin from his father before he was ten and was soon making music with a distant cousin, Jimmy Williams. Although Paul was born with the last name of Humphrey, he adopted the stage name of Williams so that he and Jimmy could be billed as the Williams Brothers.
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When you see or hear the name Paul Williams, the next thought will be of a quality person with a great voice and a smooth mandolin lick, using his talents to lift up the name of Jesus. The love and dedication continue today with Paul and his great band traveling all over the country spreading the good news at churches, festivals and benefits. Paul did an extensive amount of song writing and recording during these years. He retired from the Bluegrass circuits, but continued to write songs and play in churches and radio broadcasts for the next thirty-three years. In , Paul formed the Victory Trio and began to play in churches around his Morristown, Tennessee, hometown. While the group was an immediate regional success, it took four years and the proper breaks to achieve national recognition. As a result of these projects and appearances, they received many nominations for awards. On December 31, after over sixty years on the road and a very succesful career, Paul Williams retired. The Best in Bluegrass Since Featured Release.
Paul Williams, one of the most dynamic and enduring entertainers in bluegrass, has decided to call it a day. Having written a handful of classic songs over his career, which has involved 60 years running the roads, no one is more deserving of a long and restful retirement. It was with The Lonesome Pine Fiddlers that Williams first hit the scene in the early s, playing guitar and sharing his clear tenor voice.