Leona Williams sings “Yes Ma’am” on Country’s Family Reunion
Leona Williams landed her first radio show at the age of 15, simply called in Jefferson City, Missouri. She moved to Nashville in the late 1960s and was soon recording for Hickory Records with such hits as “Once More” and “Yes Ma’am, He Found Me In A Honky Tonk”.
Leona later teamed up with Merle Haggard for a top ten duet called “The Bull and the Beaver” and a duet album followed called HEART TO HEART. During this time, she would write some of Merle’s biggest hits including “You Take Me For Granted” and “Someday When Things Are Good.”
Leona has also teamed up Gene Watson, Vince Gill, Jimmy Martin and George Jones. Leona recently released a “duets” album in 2009 which featured such artists as George Jones, Merle Haggard, Johnny Bush, Frankie Miller, Floyd Tillman, Ferlin Husky and others.
Leona was inducted into the Country Music Association of Texas Hall of Fame in 1999. She was honored with the prestigious George D. Hay Award in 2002 and was also inducted into the Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 2011, Leona was with the Entertainer of the Year award by R.O.P.E. (Reunion of Professional Entertainers). In 2012 Leona released her latest CD, “By George, It’s Leona” paying homage to one of country music greatest voices, The Possum, George Jones.
Leona Williams always gives her very best to her fans and her music. She definitely presents a special class to the world of Country Music.
To learn more, visit: http://www.leonawilliams.com
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