NASHVILLE, Tenn. – LOVE FROM MUSIC CITY, a nonprofit founded by Shanda and Robb Tripp, announced today that country music legend and Grand Ole Opry star ‘Whisperin’ Bill Anderson will be honored with the lifetime achievement award on Thursday September 5th, 2019.
Bluegrass stars Daily and Vincent will headline the gala and perform live on stage. The event will take place from 7 – 9:30 pm at the Bluegrass and Yacht Club, 550 Johnny Cash Pkwy. in Hendersonville, TN.
Love From Music City (LFMC) supports children like Baby Jonathan, a beautiful baby boy who was found in Haiti on a trash heap. Love from Music City also sponsors orphan projects in 12 countries including the U.S. and underwrites 3 orphanages in the country of Haiti; one is exclusively for handicapped children.
Love From Music City Gala is the party of the year! It’s a fun and entertaining fundraiser to bring businesses and people of the community together to help reach so many hurting people in our own community and bring hope to those suffering abroad.
General admission is $125 per person and includes admission to the Silent Auction, Main Entertainment, participation in the Live and a full dinner. Many stars from TV, film and music will be attending including: Charline Tilton, James Payne among many others. Tickets are available: Exclusive VIP admission is $250 and adds premier reserved table seating at the front of the room and a special “Meet & Greet” with our guest stars in our VIP lounge.
LFMC is committed to providing for the physical, emotional and educational needs for children, poverty-stricken families, and Veterans in need. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit
www.lovefrommusiccity.org, or call 629.200.1635.
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.