NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country music titan Bill Anderson receives his first-ever GRAMMY® nomination as an artist in the Best American Roots Performance category for “Someday It’ll All Make Sense” (Bluegrass Version) with Dolly Parton. This is Anderson’s fifth nomination overall, after previously being nominated as a songwriter for “Once A Day” recorded by Connie Smith, “Cold Hard Facts of Life” recorded by Porter Wagoner, “Two Teardrops” recorded by Steve Wariner and “Give It Away” recorded by George Strait.
To stream and download “Someday It’ll All Make Sense (Bluegrass Version)” click HERE.
“What an incredible moment I experienced this morning when my son, Jamey, called to tell me that Dolly Parton and I have a Grammy nomination for our recording of “Someday It’ll All Make Sense.” He heard the news on the radio while he was out running errands and was the first to share it with me,” shared Anderson. “There are so many people to thank, starting with Dolly, who was so gracious to lend her incredible talents to the record. To my co-writers on the song, Bobby Tomberlin and Ryan Larkins; to the record producer, Thomm Jutz; to Cindy Mabe and her staff at Universal Records, who believed from the beginning, as did Rusty Gaston and his staff at Sony Music Publishing….thank you, thank you, thank you. We haven’t won anything yet, but being a nominee makes me feel like a winner. My heart is overflowing with excitement and gratitude.”
Anderson and Parton are featured in the cinematic music video directed by Trey Fanjoy for the original version. “Someday It’ll All Make Sense” was co-written by Anderson with Bobby Tomberlin and Ryan Larkins and is on Anderson’s most recent release, As Far As I Can See: The Best Of, released June 10 by MCA Records/UMe. To stream or download, click HERE.
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.