|"Let’s get beyond the color and unite the Country,” states International Country recording artist/songwriter, KC Williams. Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin KC is the eleventh child in a family of fourteen. "A songwriters' contest on a local Country radio station really hooked me," says KC. Since then, he has been committed to Country Music. KC's one Black Country Singer who proves that great Country music does not have to come from White singers from the South.|
KC won the 2004 Texas River Award for Male Vocalist of the year, the Minority Country Music Entertainer of the Year Showcase Award in Nashville, and was named winner of the 2002 Wisconsin Grammy award. But, with a background in Gospel music, KC’s captivating voice shines in all genres of music. His recent performances singing the National Anthem at Lambeau Field for the Green Bay Packers, for the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park, for Men’s and Women’s basketball at Marquette University and at the Bradley Center for the Milwaukee Bucks received rave reviews.
Tim McGraw initially recognized KC’s talent when KC opened for him at Harley-Davidson’s 95th Anniversary. Darran Smith and Denny Hemingson of McGraw’s band “The Dancehall Doctors” helped produce KC’s “City Boy” and “Without a Doubt” albums. He is the only artist besides, McGraw, to have “The Dancehall Doctors” back him up on his recordings. Songs from both albums have been receiving airplay around the world including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Scandinavia, Europe and the U.S.
KC’s writing style is showcased on his “City Boy” album and on the songs he wrote on his critically acclaimed album “Without a Doubt”. Both albums were recorded in Nashville. Robby Turner was also a producer on “Without a Doubt”. His new album “The Best of KC Williams” includes old favorites as well as new songs which will be released in advance of the forthcoming album, “When a Heart Stops Crying”.
KC’s high-energy performances have left every venue he has played, including his award winning concerts at the U.S. Army bases in Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, Hanau and Darmstadt, Germany singing his praises. His rocking, two-hour, non-stop show always leaves the crowd chanting for more. He has played several major Country festivals in the US including The Harley-Davidson 100th and 105th Celebrations, Country Thunder, Country USA, Wisconsin State Fair, Soo Locks Festival, The Taste of Chicago, and Summerfest, the largest music festival in the world.
KC’s 2005-2006 tours of Europe included entertaining at the U.S. Army Base in Hanau, Germany and concerts in Innsbruck, Austria, Berlin, Danndorf, Munich, Nordheim, Sinzheim and Frankfurt, Germany. He performed in Zurich, Switzerland in 2005, 2006 and returned again in 2009. His tours in 2003-2004 included several cities in Germany, Switzerland, France and Belgium. Following his U.S. concert at Summerfest 2006, KC returned to Europe with his International Tour band for the 25th anniversary of “Piknik Country Festival” in Mragowo, Poland to headline on July 28th. He has been asked to return in 2010. Polish Country Fans warmly embraced KC and his music.
With a style all "His Own" on-stage, this Country artist can only be described as energetic and exciting, compelling the audience to become a part of the show. It's no wonder his popularity continues to grow like a wild fire burning out of control. KC Williams' Country music career is shining like the North Star on a warm summer night. KC’s kind of cool is contagious and it’s spreading throughout the world! That is why KC is known as…“The Artist You can Touch".