Country Music

This is real country music. It’s not just for listening; it’s something you feel deeply

“Some Broken Hearts Never Mend” is a quintessential example of Don Williams’ impact on the country music genre. This song, penned by renowned songwriter Wayland Holyfield, was released in January 1977 as the first single from Williams’ album “Visions.” It exemplifies the smooth, comforting style that Williams was known for, often referred to as the “gentle giant” of country music. His deep, mellow voice and straightforward, emotionally resonant lyrics became a signature that resonated with audiences.

The song’s success was immediate and widespread, marking Williams’ sixth number one hit on the country charts. It encapsulated the themes of love and heartache, common in country music, but with a unique poignancy and simplicity that became synonymous with Williams’ style. The single stayed at the top of the charts for a week, demonstrating its popular appeal, and remained in the top 40 for a total of 12 weeks, solidifying its status as a country classic.

Internationally, the song also found success, transcending the typical boundaries of country music. Notably, it was covered by Telly Savalas, an actor and singer, who brought the song to a broader audience. His version topped the charts in Switzerland for two weeks and achieved high positions in Austria and the Netherlands. This international acclaim highlighted the universal appeal of the song’s themes and the effectiveness of its simple, heartfelt delivery.

The song’s legacy extends beyond its original release, as evidenced by its inclusion in popular media decades later. A cover version by Danny McBride, Adam DeVine, and Edi Patterson was featured in the final scene of the second season of the comedy series “The Righteous Gemstones.” This usage in contemporary media underlines the enduring quality of the song and its ability to connect with new generations, further cementing its status as a timeless piece in the canon of country music​

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