“Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One” With Pre-Order
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Famer Whisperin’ Bill Anderson is readying the release of his 72nd album, Anderson, available on Sept. 14. Fans can now pre-order the self-titled album and instantly download the lead single “Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One,” a duet with country music outlaw Jamey Johnson. Click HERE to pre-order Anderson.
Anderson, who was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, co-wrote “Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One” with Johnson. In an exclusive with TheBoot.com, Anderson shared how he decided that a collaboration between the multi-generational singer-songwriters would best showcase the lyrics: “Everybody wants to be 21 / Full of life / Life full of fun / The young wish they were older, and the old wish they were young / Everybody wants to be 21.” Click HERE to read the full article.
The 11-song project was produced by Anderson, Thomm Jutz and Peter Cooper,
recorded and mixed by Jutz at TJ Tunes with assistant engineer Andy Kern and mastered by Alex Mccullough at True East Mastering. The Grand Ole Opry veteran co-wrote each of the additional tracks with venerable songwriters including John Paul White, Buddy Cannon, Paul Overstreet and more.
“You might think after my having released 71 albums during my career that I’d be tempted to yawn my way through the release of album No. 72,” expressed Anderson. “Well, that’s not the case at all. I’m looking forward to this one as much as any record I’ve ever put out. I know I’ve never enjoyed the recording process more than working here with Thomm Jutz and Peter Cooper. They had the vision…I just tried to follow their lead and bring their ideas to life. I only hope that as folks listen, they’ll feel we succeeded.”
ANDERSON TRACK LISTING:
1. Old Things New
(Buddy Cannon/ Paul Overstreet/ Bill Anderson)
2. Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One
(Jamey Johnson/ Bill Anderson)
3. Dixie Everywhere I Go
4. Dead To You
(John Paul White/ Bill Anderson)
5. Something To Believe In
6. Watchin’ It Rain
(Dave Gibson/ Bill Anderson)
7. That’s What Made Me Love You
(Orion Lore/ Bill Anderson)
8. Practice Leaving Town
(Bobby Tomberlin/ Lance Miller/ Bill Anderson)
9. The Only Bible
(Tim Rushlow/ Bill Anderson)
10. Waffle House Christmas
(Erin Enderlin/ Alex Kline/ Bill Anderson)
BILL ANDERSON TOUR DATES:
Aug. 18 – 19 Midwest Country Music Theater – Sandstone, Minn.
Aug. 20 Marion Ross Performing Arts Center – Albert Lea, Minn.
Aug. 25 Grand Ole Opry Legends – Lancaster, Pa.
Aug. 31 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 1 Grand Ole Opry – Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 21 Ross Country Jamboree – Scottsburg, Ind.
Oct. 11-12 – Blue Gate Theatre – Shipshewana, Ind.
Oct. 20 Meramec Music Theatre – Steelville, Mo.
Dec. 8 Eichelberg Performing Arts Center – Hanover, Pa.
Dec. 9 Beacon Theatre – Hopewell, Va.
Jan. 27 Country Family Reunion Cruise – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
ABOUT BILL ANDERSON:
Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry titan Bill Anderson is the rare songwriter whose first major label cut went to No. 1 on the charts, was named Song of The Year and sparked a writing career that is currently in its seventh decade. The song, “City Lights,” was written when Anderson was a 19-year old Georgia disc jockey and became a career-defining hit for Ray Price in 1958. The song opened doors for him in Nashville, leading him to signing with BMI and Tree Publishing. Anderson was far from a one-hit wonder. He followed “City Lights” with country standards like “Tips Of My Fingers,” the GRAMMY-nominated “Once A Day,” “Saginaw, Michigan,” “That’s What It’s Like To Be Lonesome,” “I Missed Me,” “Cold Hard Facts Of Life,” which earned him another GRAMMY nomination, “Mama Sang A Song,” the crossover smash, “Still,” and countless others. He was voted country Songwriter of the Year six times during his first decade in Music City. His success continued into the 1970’s with award-winning hits like “Slippin’ Away,” “The Lord Knows I’m Drinking,” “I May Never Get To Heaven,” and the disco-flavored, “I Can’t Wait Any Longer.” The 1980’s saw Anderson’s chart-topping career take a hiatus as he became a TV network game show host, spokesman for a national restaurant chain and a nonstop touring Grand Ole Opry performer. In the 1990’s he came roaring back with a vengeance, however, as he seriously turned to co-writing for the first time. Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, his collaborations with the newer generation of Nashville tunesmiths resulted in hits like “Wish You Were Here,” the GRAMMY-nominated “Two Teardrops,” “A Lot Of Things Different,” for Kenny Chesney, “Which Bridge To Cross (Which Bridge To Burn),” for Vince Gill and two CMA Song Of The Year trophies for “Whiskey Lullaby,” with Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and George Strait’s “Give It Away,” in 2005 and 2007 respectfully. He continues to write today with songs like Brad Paisley’s “Dying To See Her.” For more information, visit BillAnderson.com.
Pre-orders begin today for @WhisperinBill 72nd album #Anderson. Fans to instantly receive @jamey_johnson duet with pre-order: smarturl.it/wbanderson