Musicians Respond To Death Of Songwriter

Posted at 12:28 PM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 22:00:37-05

Musician and songwriter Kim Williams has passed away, according to multiple reports.

Representatives with SESAC wrote about Williams’ passing on social media and added, “Thank you for all the amazing songs you brought into the world.”

We mourn the passing of songwriter Kim Williams. Thank you for all the amazing songs you brought into the world..

Posted by SESAC on Friday, February 12, 2016

Williams was famous for many hit songs including “Ain’t Goin’ Down Till the Sun Comes Up,” “Papa Loved Mama,” and “Three Wooden Crosses.”

The songwriter had hits with artists such as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Randy Travis, Joe Diffie, and Rascal Flatts.

Williams was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2012.

He passed away at the age of 68.

Multiple artists, songwriters, and musicians took to social media Friday expressing their grief at Williams' passing:

Got some sad news from Nashville this morning, Kim Williams passed away. Kim was a writer on one of my favorite songs I've recorded "Hello Honky Tonk". He will be missed. RIP Kim

Posted by Mark Chesnutt on Friday, February 12, 2016


It's a sad day to learn of the passing of Kim Williams-Nashville and Country Music has lost one of the most talented and...

Posted by Matt Kennon on Friday, February 12, 2016