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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.

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Good Morning America Premieres Bill Anderson and Dolly Parton’s Cinematic Video “Someday It’ll All Make Sense”

July 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Good Morning America Premieres Bill Anderson and Dolly Parton’s Cinematic Video “Someday It’ll All Make Sense”

Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame members Whisperin' Bill Anderson and Dolly Parton make their music video debut together with video for emotional "Someday It'll All Make Sense." ABC's 'Good Morning America' premiered the cinematic video online.

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

June 10th, 2022|Comments Off on Bill Anderson Releases ‘As Far As I Can See: The Best Of’ On June 10

Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson releases a new album of some of the famed singer/songwriter’s hits, As Far As I Can See: The Best Of, available today. To stream or download, click HERE. The collection of 16 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. As Far As I Can See: The Best Of, is being released by MCA Nashville/UMe, which has been Anderson’s label home for most of his seven-decade long career. The new project is released in conjunction with the first-time digital release of seven of Anderson’s albums from the 1960s, available HERE.

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

April 26th, 2022|Comments Off on 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.

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

December 31st, 2021|Comments Off on 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.

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

December 6th, 2021|Comments Off on 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.

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

December 4th, 2021|Comments Off on 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.

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