1) I would like to ask when and where was your first concert, and if you were the only artist, and what songs you sang if you remember. The first time I ever sang in public was in a high school talent show when I was in the 10th grade. For about five years after […]
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The custom made table you see here on the left was a birthday gift to me from some very special friends and fans here in Nashville. It was made by a company that specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind products, and stands over 4 ft. tall. I don’t know how much it weighs, but moving it from […]
If, as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words, these three pictures are worth their weight in gold. They were taken on one of Mel Tillis’ last appearances on the Grand Ole Opry. You can see from the smile on my face how easily he could make me laugh…and in the last picture you can see how much we genuinely cared for one another.
I probably knew Mel longer than I knew any other Nashville artist. We met in late 1957 or early 1958 on a show called the Peach State Jamboree in Swainsboro, Georgia. I was one of the “local” entertainers and Mel was the week’s special guest from Nashville.
I thought you might like to see a short video taken Saturday November 4th on the campus of MIddle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro. My friend and longtime singing partner, Jan Howard, was being honored with the Gold Star Award for her tireless efforts in support of the U.S. military. This video is an edited […]
Hi Gang: You sure do know how to make a guy smile while growing older, don’t you? Thanks SO much for all the birthday cards, letters, e-mails, Facebook posts, and tweets that you’ve sent my way. As I said on the Opry, turning eighty-years old is both exciting and a bit scary, but it’s a […]
What a month October turned out to be! In the top picture, I’m visiting with Randy Travis and Loretta Lynn at the Hall of Fame Medallion Ceremony. Both my friends have had some heavy health issues recently, but neither has lost their ability to smile. Nor their love for each other. My Opry family helped […]
1) I am a big fan of Mel Tillis along with being a big fan of yours. Both of you are fine singers, but when I hear him talk he stutters. Is this part of an act, or does he have stuttering issues? The answer is yes to both of your questions. Mel has had […]
Whisperin’ Bill Anderson Sits Down With MusicRow For ‘Unprecedented’ Interview is an autobiography that offers an intimate peek inside the life of Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music Bill Anderson, one of the most prolific songwriters in country music history.
There’s nothing I enjoy more than having time to spend with my grandkids. I thought you might enjoy seeing Hallie’s reaction to a personally autographed picture of Dolly Parton that I gave her recently. Hallie is only eight years old, but her two favorite country singers are Dolly and Loretta Lynn. Somebody is raising that […]