Bill Anderson (singer)

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Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson in 2017
Bill Anderson in 2017
Background information
Birth nameJames William Anderson III
Also known asWhisperin' Bill Anderson
Born (1937-11-01) November 1, 1937 (age 84)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
GenresNashville sound, country, bluegrass
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, television personality
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1958–present
Southern Tracks
WebsiteBill Anderson Official Site

James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937), known as Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, is an American country music singer-songwriter and television personality. He has been a member of the weekly Grand Ole Opry radio program and stage performance in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning in 1961.[1]

He has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached No. 1 on the country charts seven times: "Mama Sang a Song" (1962), "Still" (1963), "I Get the Fever" (1966), "For Loving You" (with Jan Howard, 1967), "My Life (Throw It Away If I Want To)" (1969), "World of Make Believe" (1973), and "Sometimes" (with Mary Lou Turner, 1976).

In 2018, Anderson was added into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.[2]

In June 2019, The New York Times listed Anderson among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal Studios fire.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Opry Member List PDF" (PDF). April 23, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 7, 2012. Retrieved June 29, 2012.
  2. "Songwriters Hall Of Fame Announces 2018 Inductees - Songwriters Hall of Fame".
  3. Rosen, Jody (June 25, 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved June 28, 2019.