About the song

If you are a fan of country music, you might be familiar with the song “‘Til the Rivers All Run Dry” by Don Williams. This song is a classic example of Williams’ smooth and gentle style, as well as his heartfelt lyrics. But do you know the history behind this song? In this blog post, we will explore the origins and impact of this country hit.

“‘Til the Rivers All Run Dry” was co-written by Don Williams and Wayland Holyfield, who also collaborated on other songs such as “You’re My Best Friend” and “Some Broken Hearts Never Mend”. The song was released in December 1975 as the first single from Williams’ album Harmony. It became Williams’ fourth number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and stayed there for one week. It also reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it one of Williams’ most successful crossover hits.

The song is a romantic ballad that expresses the narrator’s devotion to his lover. He promises to love her until the rivers all run dry, until the sun falls from the sky, and until life is through. The song has a simple but catchy melody, with a gentle guitar accompaniment and a soft vocal delivery by Williams. The song has been praised for its sincerity and emotion, as well as its timeless appeal.

The song has also been covered by several artists over the years, including Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane on their album Rough Mix (1977), Alison Krauss on the tribute album Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams (2017), and Carla Olson and Rob Waller on their album Have Harmony, Will Travel (2013). The song has also been featured in movies such as Urban Cowboy (1980) and The Break-Up (2006).

“‘Til the Rivers All Run Dry” is a song that showcases Don Williams’ talent and legacy as one of the most influential country singers of all time. It is a song that speaks to the heart and soul of anyone who has ever loved someone deeply. It is a song that will never run dry.