NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame member Whisperin’ Bill Anderson performs songs from his new album, Anderson, during a special for SiriusXM subscribers hosted by fellow Grand Ole Opry legend and Willie’s Roadhouse DJ Jeannie Seely at the SiriusXM Music City Theatre in Nashville. Subscribers will enjoy listening to Anderson and Seely’s conversation filled with the camaraderie of their 50-year friendship.
The live performance event premieres on Willie’s Roadhouse Channel 59 this Friday, Oct. 19 at 6 p.m. ET and rebroadcasts on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. ET and Sunday Oct. 21 at 3 p.m & 8 p.m. ET. In addition, the special will be available for streaming OnDemand.
The self-titled album 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. Three of the tracks were penned solely by Anderson, who has written charted songs in each of the past seven consecutive decades, while the additional tracks feature venerable singer-songwriters including John Paul White of The Civil Wars and country music outlaw Jamey Johnson. Click HERE to download Anderson.
In addition to the Songwriters Hall of Fame induction this year, Anderson received the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award, NSAI’s highest honor, at their Songwriter Awards on Sept. 19. The ceremony was on the hallowed stage of the Ryman Auditorium where 57 years ago Anderson was inducted as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.
BILL ANDERSON TOUR DATES:
Oct. 19 Marion Cultural & Civic Center – Marion, Ill.
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.
Mar. 9 Orange Blossom Opry – Weirsdale, 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.
.@WhisperinBill @SiriusXM special hosted by @SeelyOfficial airs on @SXMWillie Ch59 all weekend long!