January 3, 1938
Harold Gene Williams was born in Tyronza (Poinsett County). Williams was a promoter of country music, a radio and television personality, and a businessman, becoming the host of the most widely syndicated country music television show outside of Nashville, Tennessee. In addition to his work as a promoter, Williams was successful in real estate and other ventures. In the early 1970s, Williams created his own radio station, KHAM, and an amusement park called Frontierland. Williams eventually became one of the more prominent members of the Branson, Missouri, music and theater scene.