Bill Anderson To Release ‘As Far As I Can See: The Best Of’ On June 10

Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson will release a new album of some of the famed singer/songwriter’s hits, As Far As I Can See: The Best Of, on June 10. The collection of sixteen songs shares its name with the current exhibition at the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bill Anderson: As Far As I Can See, and comes from the opening line of one of the first songs he ever wrote, “City Lights,” the country classic that was a hit for Ray Price in 1958 In addition to such beloved songs as “City Lights,” “Still,” Po’ Folks,” The Tip Of My Fingers,” and “Sometimes,” the album features a new song with country icon Dolly Parton, “Someday It’ll All Make Sense.” The newly recorded duet is joined by Anderson and Parton’s first-ever collaboration, an incredibly rare demo of “If It Is All The Same To You,” recorded in 1964 and eventually released as a duet with Jan Howard on Anderson’s chart-topping 1969 album of the same name.

2022-05-04T03:03:36+00:00April 26th, 2022|Bill Anderson, News|

PHOTOS: Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Unveils New Exhibit “Bill Anderson As Far As I Can See”

Tonight, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated the opening of its newest exhibition, Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See. The evening included special tribute performances of hit songs written or co-written by Bill Anderson. Taking the stage to honor Anderson were Trisha Yearwood performing “Once a Day,” Vince Gill performing “Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn),” and Jon Randall and Carly Pearce performing “Whiskey Lullaby.” Anderson concluded the evening with remarks of his own.

2022-01-06T19:41:09+00:00December 31st, 2021|Bill Anderson, News|

PHOTOS: Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Unveils New Exhibit “Bill Anderson As Far As I Can See”

Tonight, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated the opening of its newest exhibition, Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See. The evening included special tribute performances of hit songs written or co-written by Bill Anderson. Taking the stage to honor Anderson were Trisha Yearwood performing “Once a Day,” Vince Gill performing “Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn),” and Jon Randall and Carly Pearce performing “Whiskey Lullaby.” Anderson concluded the evening with remarks of his own.

2022-01-06T19:39:39+00:00December 6th, 2021|Bill Anderson, News|

PHOTOS: Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Unveils New Exhibit “Bill Anderson As Far As I Can See”

Tonight, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated the opening of its newest exhibition, Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See. The evening included special tribute performances of hit songs written or co-written by Bill Anderson. Taking the stage to honor Anderson were Trisha Yearwood performing “Once a Day,” Vince Gill performing “Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn),” and Jon Randall and Carly Pearce performing “Whiskey Lullaby.” Anderson concluded the evening with remarks of his own.

2022-01-06T19:39:33+00:00December 4th, 2021|Bill Anderson, News|

PHOTOS: Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum Unveils New Exhibit “Bill Anderson As Far As I Can See”

Tonight, the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum celebrated the opening of its newest exhibition, Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See. The evening included special tribute performances of hit songs written or co-written by Bill Anderson. Taking the stage to honor Anderson were Trisha Yearwood performing “Once a Day,” Vince Gill performing “Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn),” and Jon Randall and Carly Pearce performing “Whiskey Lullaby.” Anderson concluded the evening with remarks of his own.

2022-01-06T19:38:57+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Bill Anderson, News|

Country Music Hall of Fame® And Museum To Open New Exhibition ‘Bill Anderson: As Far As I Can See’

In 1957, a nineteen-year-old college student, Bill Anderson, sat atop a three-story hotel overlooking a few stoplights in the small town of Commerce, Georgia, and wrote “City Lights” on his guitar — singing to the starry night and envisioning a bustling metropolis: “A bright array of city lights as far as I can see / The great white way shines through the night for lonely guys like me”

2021-11-04T00:01:34+00:00November 1st, 2021|Bill Anderson, News|

Bill Anderson Celebrates 60th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry Member

The Grand Ole Opry® presented by Humana® honored Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson on his 60th anniversary as an Opry member Saturday evening. Anderson made his Opry debut just a few weeks before his 21st birthday and became an official Opry member less than three years later on July 15, 1961 at 23-years-old, the youngest member at the time. Sara Evans and Opry members Mark Wills and Vince Gill joined other artists on stage congratulating Anderson on his milestone 60th Anniversary. The performances aired as part of Opry Live on the Circle Network.

2021-08-04T20:02:21+00:00July 18th, 2021|Bill Anderson, News|

Bill Anderson Steps in as Guest Announcer on TBN’s ‘Huckabee’

Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry member Whisperin' Bill Anderson stepped in as a guest announcer on TBN's "Huckabee" over the weekend. Filling in for Keith Bilbrey, Anderson acted as announcer with musical guest Gordon Mote, comedian Chad Thornberry and columnist Gordon Chang. Visit Huckabee's Facebook and website to watch clips from the episode.

2021-04-13T20:36:12+00:00April 13th, 2021|Bill Anderson, News|

Bill Anderson Penned “Once a Day” Inducted into National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress

Whisperin' Bill Anderson's prolific songwriting has been recognized with membership into the Country Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry and awarded him with more than 50 BMI Awards, three CMA Awards and two ACM Awards. Anderson earned a spot in history as the only songwriter in history to chart country songs in seven consecutive decades. Now, the National Recording Registry is recognizing Anderson's songwriting as "Once a Day," recorded by Connie Smith, joins other groundbreaking sounds of history and culture in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. "Once A Day" is being inducted alongside Louis Armstrong’s “When the Saints Go Marching In,” Labelle’s “Lady Marmalade,” Nas’ “Illmatic,” Kool & the Gang’s “Celebration,” and Kermit the Frog’s “The Rainbow Connection.”

2021-03-30T07:11:20+00:00March 24th, 2021|Bill Anderson, News|