100 Comments

  1. Don
    December 17, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    ……….Tonight Ray plays with a band of Angels with his OLDEN Martin guitar!!!!!

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    • Chuck and Estelle Brown
      May 4, 2016 @ 11:40 am

      And We Love You, Bill!!!!

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  2. Barbara Patrick
    December 17, 2013 @ 5:15 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Bill!

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  3. Elaine
    December 17, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    I Believe he chose the song because it’s a Great one,I’m very glad he did..I have enjoyed your singing through the years.I’ll Always Remember the times I went to see you..Good memories!.This is a Beautiful Tribute to one of the Greats..I’m listening to him right now.I just want to say Thanks for sharing your talent with the world..Love Ya Elaine

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  4. Stan Davis
    December 18, 2013 @ 1:12 am

    Bill,

    As long as I have been a Bill Anderson fan, I have been a Ray Price fan. I have loved your writing for so many years, but nothing has ever been as beautiful as these comments you wrote today. I could not get through this without tears coming to my eyes. God Bless you and we have lost another one of our heroes.

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  5. Tim
    December 18, 2013 @ 2:55 am

    Hey Bill, Tim from Athens ga. Thanks for all ur great music through the years.I enjoyed all ur city lights festivals especially the ray price vince gill concert.ur appearances at the grand ole opry.have seen u up there twice.Just caught u on match game.how fun that had to be.keep the hits coming.hope to see back near here soon.

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  6. theway2truth
    December 18, 2013 @ 6:18 am

    Bill I am so happy you shared this memory of Ray Price and what he meant to you. I think you will meet him in Paradise, God willing. Can you imagine the family and friends reunions that will be happening? What a day of Thanksgiving to our heavenly Father, the Great Spirit,Jehovah/Yahweh, through His Firstborn Son, Jesus our Lord, our owner and our brother. ~ John 4:24; Deuteronomy 4:24; Colossians 1:15; John 17: 2, 20: 17; Matthew 12: 50; Daniel 12: 3; 1st Thessalonians 4: 16; John 11:25 ~

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  7. spkstrth
    December 19, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    Doggone it, Bill, you made me cry all over again. Need to watch your ‘Old Army Hat’ video and just finish the job off. You sing that one & hear loud sobbing at the Opry one of these nights…it might be me. God bless and stay well, our dear Whisperon’ Bill…

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  8. Mike B
    December 21, 2013 @ 9:50 pm

    Bill if I don’t hear from you .Have a blessed Christmas and the finest new year you can have.
    Mike

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  9. Diane Evans
    December 22, 2013 @ 1:59 am

    Can you please help me. Who sang “My Love for you is just a state of mind?” Don’t know the title but it was played by WJRZ in New Jersey around 1966 – 1967. The words (as much as remember) are, ” Lonely rivers flow like time, past the green hills far beyond, and somewhere past those hills my heart longs to be. So, don’t aske me where I’m goin ‘cuz I got no way of knowin, and my love for you is just a state of mind. It was a pretty song but I can’t remember who sang it and I have not been able to find all the lyrics. Any help info will be greatly appreciated.

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  10. Dave bristol
    January 2, 2014 @ 4:50 pm

    Bill what u said about Ray price in the journal is priceless no pun intended he was such accredit to country music just as u are keep up the good work and happy new year

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  11. Chuck Brown
    January 6, 2014 @ 10:39 pm

    Hope you and yours have a happy and wonderful new year Bill, I know we will, as long as we have you!!! You have brightened our lives as well as all your fans everywhere. God Bless you in all you do in the new year. Estelle and I look forward to our next visit with you.

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  12. Barbara McHone
    January 11, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    Bill absolutely love The family Reunion Shows. I have everyone of them and the new one on order.Cannot beleive what a marvelous host you are. Hope there are many still on the way. Did Jean Sheperd ever get her book published? Would love to have it also

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  13. Clara Ott
    January 22, 2014 @ 3:36 pm

    Love reading your journal Bill, you’re a very interesting man & I love your music!!!!

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  14. Verna Coleman
    January 22, 2014 @ 3:56 pm

    Thanks for sharing, miss coming to your concerts, perhaps someday I will again be able to catch one!

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  15. Sandra Earle
    January 22, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

    Bill, Thank you for your journal. I enjoy reading it. Thanks for your many years singing your songs for all of us to enjoy. I remember seeing you at Kleinhans Music Center in Buffalo, NY. At least I’m pretty sure it was there. Jan Howard was there with you also. I’ve enjoyed your music for many years. One of my favorite songs of yours is “Still”. Thank you for sharing your music. May God bless you and keep you safe.

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  16. pernie williams
    January 22, 2014 @ 4:23 pm

    Love you Bill, you are one of my favorites, went to see you at the Opry in the 80’s had front row seats and was a few minutes late getting there, it was during your segment and you got onto to us. We were just glad you spoke to us. Love Family Reunion.

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  17. June mcCarty
    January 22, 2014 @ 5:27 pm

    Bill your family are very blessed and proud of you too. GOD is Good to us isn’t he !! June

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  18. Brenda Oden
    January 22, 2014 @ 8:15 pm

    Awe! This means so much to me that you shared this part of your life with us. God bless you and all of your Children and Grandchilren! For the sick ones in your family, I pray they will be healed. I am still excited to see you on Feb 8th at 7:30! I will be on the 8th row, 3rd or 4th seat!!! It has been a dream of mine for years!!!!!! Please take care and I WILL be praying for your son-in-law and 9 year old Grandson. I love Bill.
    Thank you for coming so close to Jacksonville, NC so I could be able to see and hear you!!! One of my favorite songs is “STILL”!

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  19. Jimmy Anderson
    January 22, 2014 @ 10:05 pm

    Thanks for the thoughts Bill, this one shows another side of you. It’s a rare time indeed for my friend Bill Anderson to voice a complaint. But you had a few things sticking in your craw today but smoothed them over nicely as you always do. That’s why you have such a huge following, you have always been soft spoken and never ran with the drama mamas and their constant bickering or complaining. I think (IMHO) your name is synonymous with with “Good” and should be listed in Wikipedia as such. Now go ahead and tell me that was a left handed complement that included me. 🙂

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  20. kathy b
    January 23, 2014 @ 12:46 am

    Hurry back – miss you on the Opry!

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  21. Janet Eggers
    January 23, 2014 @ 3:26 am

    Bill, love reading your journal. Prayers to your family members who are dealing with health problems. You are one awesome person yourself. Enjoy your music so much. Can’t wait for you to e on Larry’s Country Diner. Should be a blast.

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  22. Cathryne Tennison
    January 27, 2014 @ 1:35 am

    Bill, thanks for many years of wonderful entertainment. I have always loved you! I’m so looking forward to meeting you on the Country Family Reunion/Larry’s Country Diner cruise to Alaska in July. Wish the cruise was coming all the way to Alaska and I could show you around Alaska!
    See you soon!

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  23. Cal Thornton
    January 30, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

    HI BILL….GREAT NOTE FROM YOU..THANKS FOR YOUR YEARS OF GREAT WORK IN COUNTRY MUSIC
    I MET YOU IN 1957, WHEN YOU CAME BY WKLY IN HARTWELL GA, AND GAVE ME YOUR RECORD OF
    CITY LIGHTS, WE TALKED ON THE AIR , AND WHAT RESPONSE …OUR GENERATION HAS BEEN THE
    BEST..MAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY, AND ONE DAY WE ALL WILL BE TOGETHER AGAIN, SINCERLY,
    CAL THORNTON, CLASS OF 52

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  24. Barbara Gamble
    February 12, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    can’t get on your web site at all=heard your in centre hall-need info please e mail me

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  25. Faye Marrs
    February 13, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

    Wish you and your family a Happy Valentines Day I always watch Larry’s country Diner.
    I always look forward to reading your Journal every month.

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  26. Cheryl Ann
    February 14, 2014 @ 1:31 am

    Great new website, Bill!!

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  27. Bill D
    February 25, 2014 @ 3:29 am

    Bill watched you on the Larry’s Country Diner on the 21st and if it as much fun as it looks like it has to be a great place to visit.

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  28. Norman B. Atkinson
    March 7, 2014 @ 9:25 pm

    Bil your thoughts about Ray Price were just great. We can all remember the last line of Golden Guitar. Ray plays with a band of Angels, and he dosen’t need an old Guitar. By the way, I was by your Grandfathers and Grandmothers home in Griffin GA this week.
    I had to attend the funeral of my favorite neice in Griffin.

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  29. Ruby Herring
    March 30, 2014 @ 9:37 am

    Bill you are STILL number one. I remember the first time I saw you, I had my teenage sister with me and after the concert she wanted to shake your hand, you kissed on the cheek she swore never to wash it again. We saw you in Pa. last night and Bill you still have it. Thank you for being the great person you are.

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  30. martha
    April 16, 2014 @ 11:17 pm

    Bill, I am so sorry for the loss of your son in law. I will keep your family in my prayers.

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  31. Susan Duet
    April 16, 2014 @ 11:25 pm

    Bill so sorry for your loss. Will keep you and your daughter and grand children in our prayers. It is never easy to lose someone we love. Expected or unexpected.
    Susan Duet (Cousin Bud daughter)

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  32. S. Bishop
    April 17, 2014 @ 12:06 am

    Bill I am so sorry for the loss in your family. I will keep Jenni and the children in my prayers that they will find comfort and peace. We just have to not forget that we will see our loved ones again when it comes our time to cross the Jordan..they will be waiting for us on the other side. Prayers and love to all of you… <3

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  33. S. Bishop
    April 17, 2014 @ 12:10 am

    I will also remember you in my prayers..You are such a gentle loving person and I know you will be a great comfort to your daughter during this time. Love to all your family.

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  34. Diane Lee
    April 17, 2014 @ 12:24 am

    God Bless you all, my thoughts and prayers are with you,!

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  35. sherry meredith
    April 17, 2014 @ 12:40 am

    he fought for us in so many ways your daughter his wife and kids will be in my thoughts and prays that they get thur this i know right now its hard but as time goes on they will be able to move forward but he will never be forgotten they will hold a special place in there hearts .that will never leave them thank you bill for letting us know tell your daughter and kids i will allway be greatful that he serviced for me in the service for us in our country thank you bill

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  36. Carol Seats
    April 17, 2014 @ 12:40 am

    So sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

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  37. betty pannell
    April 17, 2014 @ 12:27 pm

    you alwaly be number my husband could hear you all day and nite

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  38. terry stephens
    April 17, 2014 @ 2:12 pm

    i was there the first night you sang i remember and i learned poor folks my parents have talked to u about it i taught my 2 3 grade class the song they were with charlie collins when they talked to u charlie and larry mcneely were in dads band first THE BLUE VALLEY BOYS such great memories keep going

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  39. Joyce Gallimore
    April 28, 2014 @ 2:59 pm

    Hi Bill, I had the awesome oppertunity to meet you when I was six years old. You came to our little town in Virginia to our local movie theater. My mother waited for us to be the last in line to meet you. I was star struck and speechless, had I found the nerve I wanted to ask you something very out of the ordinary. I wanted you to come home with me and be my dad. As I grew up I learned that you had your own family but I would still pretend in my heart that you were my dad. This helped me through hard times. You have something inside that so many performers lack. When I first saw you on tv so long ago I knew you were very special person. I am glad you have a daughter and I know that you will be strength for her that she so needs at this time. Family loss is so tragic and painful. I have many of my family who have also passed. That strength will come each day when you need it most. I hope that some day I may get to meet you again. May God bless you richly in all that you continue to do.
    Joyce Gallimore

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  40. Beverly Davies
    May 5, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

    I am fantastic fan, I wish I could get the words to Empty Room – and – Take Me

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  41. arlene buono, 24 old pierce rd, ashburnham, ma 01430, 978-827-4013
    May 8, 2014 @ 1:12 pm

    Hi Bill, I feel like I know you pretty well, from watching CFR. I like what you do, and I also loved the country part, I can’t remember the name, but it was before God Bless America Again. I hope you get this, as I am just trying to learn Twitter, I would rather e mail. Thanks again, and I will be watching you, because I am from Massachusetts, where they do not have any show like CFR. I was trying to buy the DVD set, with Gene Watson and Rhonda Vincent, but every time I called there, they said I need a certain number. Now that I think of it, it may have been for your 50th anniversary in country music. I also love the way you and Mary Lou Turner sang “Sometime”. Thanks Arlene Buono

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  42. Beverly Davies
    May 9, 2014 @ 3:02 pm

    why can’t I get the words to 2 songs – – Empty Rooms – – Take Me, I have the cd’s and many more, I just would like the words to these 2 songs

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  43. Don
    May 9, 2014 @ 3:09 pm

    Gesssss bill-come to Mass-your music is well liked

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  44. Mr. McGee
    June 21, 2014 @ 2:13 am

    Why does Bill Anderson Country Family Reunion have so many REPEATS? I have seen all of them 5 or 6 times. Can there not be some new segments taped.

    It gets kind of old watching the same performers and same songs.

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  45. Gisela Tidaback
    June 28, 2014 @ 2:35 am

    Bill, you are a great Man and i love all your Songs. i like the one ” Still ” i always loved Vince, now i even love him more after i read what he said to you, i like that Song also. God bless you both.
    Gisela

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  46. Beverly Davies
    August 5, 2014 @ 3:32 pm

    I sure would like to know why I can’t get the lyrics to your songs, I have bought the cd’s and am really disgusted with not being able to get some of the lyrics, what is the reason any way. I am not buying any more of your cd’s because of this

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  47. Mary Hartman, pa
    September 18, 2014 @ 6:03 pm

    We all will miss George very much

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  48. Earl Donaldson
    September 18, 2014 @ 10:54 pm

    Howdy Bill ,
    Took in your show at the South Mountain fair , last month . I have seen you at Niagara Falls , along with “Tater” and also in Brockville with Kitty Wells , Johnny Wright , and Jean Shepherd . Thanks for the report , about the sad passing of George Hamilton . Country music will never die , as long as there are people like you around . Wishing you all the best .

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  49. Don Cooley
    September 19, 2014 @ 3:54 am

    Dear Brother Bill. I just finished watching George on one of the Family Reunion videos after reading your Journal. He was so kind and soft spoken that it reminded me of the fist time we met backstage some years ago. It was to be one of many times we would meet but I did not know that at the time. He always called me “Sir” even though he was several years my senior. He was so polite and kind and he loved the Grand Ole Opry and true Country Music. I will miss my friend and as more and more of those who believe in real Country Music seem to leave us, I cling to all the memories of you those that have gone Home but look forward to those good times to come as I know the Spirit of George Hamilton IV and many others are in the wings and on the stage every time that red curtain goes up. God Bless you George and may Jesus keep you close throughout eternity.

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  50. Kathy
    September 24, 2014 @ 5:03 pm

    What a heart felt message: Still.

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  51. Norman B. Atkinson
    September 25, 2014 @ 8:34 pm

    So sorry to hear that George Hamilton IV has passed away. We never really die, we go to our pernamant addess for the rest of enternity. Death sounds so final, but it’s just the start of the great beginning that our Lord has in store for us. Someone wrote a song,
    now don’t you weap for me when I’m gone, for I won’t leave here alone. I really believe that and hope it brings some comfort to Georges family.

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  52. Richard L. Hahn
    September 26, 2014 @ 2:10 pm

    Bill: You have a way with words. God bless you. I was watching the Country Family Reunion Old Time Gospel DVD’s for the upteen time this past week and George Hamilton was talking about Hank Williams. When he finished, you said, George you should have been a preacher. I also remember another Country Family Reunion Series George was on and he sang Abilene and another version using Gasoline. I have several of these CFR sets and truly enjoyed each and everyone of them. Keep up tradition of CFR. May God comfort the Hamilton family in this time of sorrow. George will be missed on future CFR.

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  53. lauraheemstra
    October 3, 2014 @ 3:20 am

    love RFDTV and Country’s Family Reunion. NEVER miss it. Love you and all the gang. Didn’t realize George Hamilton had died and so sorry to hear it. My husband thinks his song “Abilene” is the best ever. Whenever we hear it on the radio, he turns it up to listen to it, and no conversation is to go on.
    Wish I could write music as I love to write poetry and all of it is about my own life’s experiences and think some of them would make good country songs. Where would be a good place for me to send a few of my poems to have an expert look at them and tell me if they are any good. Was not raised on Country music and when I met my husband to be that is all he listened to and I immediately fell in love with it. Tried teaching myself how to play the guitar but wasn’t very successful. When I hear a song on Family Reunion I think it is the one I love best, and then the next person sings and I think that is the one I love most. And, who is my favorite singer? I don’t know as love you all.

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  54. Tom
    November 3, 2014 @ 2:14 pm

    To a great singer song writer, person, most of all a friend Happy Birthday Bill, I approve this message, see you soon , Tom Marshall NC

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  55. Liz Parks
    November 19, 2014 @ 2:01 am

    Happy belated birthday to you Bill may God bless you with many more.

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  56. countryjo
    November 21, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    Bill, Everything around here has been so hectic lately and I hate to admit that I forgot to send you a card for your birthday ( A first in many years !!) I decided against trying to send a belated greeting by e-mail because my computer has been ‘hacked’ several times in the past few weeks and I know you have received ‘spam’ with my name on it several times. I sincerely apologize for all of this, just wish I knew how to get it stopped !! I constantly watch “Old Army Hat” over and over, it is absolutely terrific. Just watching it makes me miss you even more 🙁 Hoping that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and may God continue to bless you and yours !!
    “STILL”
    Jo Jo

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  57. Faye Marrs
    December 31, 2014 @ 2:54 am

    Hope you have a Happy New Year

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  58. Dianna Shupe
    January 2, 2015 @ 10:49 am

    Hello Bill,
    With a recession forecasted for 2015, two more years of Obama, and the healthcare bill going in effect, the USA is not feeling very optimistic right now. The American people need a new song to lift our spirits and make us proud to be an American. I tried to write one but I know nothing about music. I was hoping to give you an idea for a new song that will make people want to stand up and cheer America. People are always saying God, Bless America. What about America, Bless God! God has been so good to America and we need to Bless Him. May God inspire and guide you on this task. Thank you.

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  59. Denise Mecca
    January 7, 2015 @ 6:31 am

    My prayers are with you and the Opry family. I grew up listening to country music with my grandparents and Mom. When I took my first Opry cruise meeting you and Jimmy was the greatest vacation I have ever had. We always go to the Opry over the coliseum during music festival because that is where they keep country alive. We will miss Jimmy, but look forward to “Still” seeing you there to carry on with the music we love.

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  60. Mary Hartman, pa
    January 29, 2015 @ 4:30 am

    Have a safe and nice cruise, and enjoy the warm weather0

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  61. jacquelyn ford
    February 25, 2015 @ 10:31 pm

    hi bill this is my first time to respond i love the country diner and also country memories you still sing great and still keep on kepping on becasue on god know when and where or what is next i stay close to Gene Watson i am so tired of this old world kids are so self center around them self take care and cant not wait tell this weather clears up and i will becomeing to nashville roman forest,texas take care of yourself god be with you and yours always
    jackie

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  62. Jeremy.
    March 3, 2015 @ 1:04 am

    Hey Bill looking forward to the next time you come back to Regina. You are definatley the best songwriter and for sure in my top 5 singers with Ray Price and Vern Gosdin. Come back to Saskatchewan soon.

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  63. Mick Dwyer
    May 16, 2015 @ 12:36 pm

    thanks for sharing Bill, and they are my heroes too and I stop to say hello every chance I get. I am a Navy vet and have visited the USS Arizona. I was born June of 1941. thank you for your service and thank you too Bill for your story

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  64. PJ Steelman
    June 12, 2015 @ 2:50 am

    Thank you, Bill. It was difficult to read the very end for the tears in my eyes. Thank you.

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  65. Daniel McKee
    June 12, 2015 @ 3:38 am

    Im very saddened to hear of Jim Eds passing. I truly loved to hear his performances on the opry. Im glad he was able to get his Hall of Fame medal early. He is one of those artist that really was special and cannot be replaced. He will be missed so much

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  66. Jeremy Brown
    June 12, 2015 @ 3:46 am

    Bill i love jim Ed brown I’m sad and and I don’t even know the gentleman personally but i know he has some of the best dang country songs ever. For some reason it seems like I do know him personally and just glad that he got to enjoy the induction to hall of fame that he deserved with u. God bless. Long live traditional country music.

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  67. Denise Cornett
    June 13, 2015 @ 5:52 am

    I am saddened to hear of Jim Ed’s passing.
    We’ve lost another great one but soon heaven’s Grand Ole Opry Choir” will be complete.Love & prayers to his family & friends foe comfort at this difficult time.

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  68. Anne in NC
    June 14, 2015 @ 8:43 pm

    Bill, Lately I seem to be sending you my condolences on the loss of another dear friend. What a touching piece you have written about the presentation of his award, and again, my condolences.

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  69. Deborah S. Trivettte
    June 15, 2015 @ 9:29 pm

    Dear Bill Anderson, I’m so glad that you were able to present “Jim Ed Brown” with the Medallion that he so earnestly deserved before he passed away. Your article just made me cry. And you’re right he’s there where the circle won’t be broken. I know it had to be hard for you though. Because you are a family. “Love” to you and his immediate family too.

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  70. Jerri M
    June 16, 2015 @ 1:14 am

    So glad you got to give Jim Ed his medallion. I know it meant alot to him ans he went to Heaven happy.

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  71. Mary Hartman, pa
    June 16, 2015 @ 1:14 pm

    So glad you was able to be there. I know it meant a lot to the family.

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  72. Joni Williamson
    June 16, 2015 @ 8:12 pm

    Such a beautifully written tribute. I barely got through reading this as the tears filled up my eyes and I felt and such emotions of both sadness and contentment for Jim and for what you “ALL” had done for him. Bless each and everyone of you for that.

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  73. Mike Emerson
    August 5, 2015 @ 5:24 am

    Hey Bill. I Still” pun intended remember one of you oldies that got me hooked on Mr Bill Anderson title 8×10. Don’t hear it anymore with this modern country.

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  74. Chuck Scott
    August 16, 2015 @ 12:52 am

    Mr. Bill Anderson,
    I don’t know if this will get to you, but I hope it does. My wife and I watch “Family Country Reunion” every week. We enjoy your Patriotic episodes very much, but notice one song that is missing on all episodes. It should be sung by someone as it is one of the beginning patriotic songs. It is
    “There’s A Gold Star In Her Window” by Tex Ritter & Frank Harford Copy right 1944 during the Second World War.
    Could you please include it in one of your next patriotic episodes?
    Thanks,
    Chuck Scott

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  75. Mary Hartman, pa
    October 30, 2015 @ 3:00 pm

    Happy birthday, a day early

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  76. Ruth Shy
    November 3, 2015 @ 8:15 pm

    Bill happy birthday ,I for got to send your b-d card,I sure hope you get well soon it no fun being sick ,I just had surgery my self,,I will pray for you ,I been doing so much of that ,for our dear friend Joey & and her family ,I will send your card out late ,I love ya Bill ,keep up the good songs

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  77. Ruth Shy
    November 3, 2015 @ 8:21 pm

    Bill I for got to say I am so glad you got to give Jim Ed his medallion be for he pass I know you two was very good friend, love ya

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  78. Ramona Russum
    March 7, 2016 @ 8:54 pm

    Dear Mr.Anderson,
    So very sorry to hear that Sonny James died. I really enjoyed listening to him sing. I was wondering I didn’t receive your newsletter this month in my Emails. I’m still a fan of yours and Country Music!

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  79. Bernadette McNeil
    May 6, 2016 @ 4:07 pm

    So glad to read your letters. Sometimes I get behind & have to catch up but I will always enjoy hearing your latest news Bill. I’ve been a fan since a while & love all of your songs. Take Care & God Bless.

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  80. Mary Hartman
    June 11, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

    I was at that fan fair, but I never heard that

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  81. Ruth Shy
    July 7, 2016 @ 2:43 am

    Bill I order your book and can’t wait to order your next book so than I will have all of the book you have out ,,I love all your song you are the best ,love ya Bill,,,,I have most of your cd,,,,Your friend always Ruth

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  82. Betty Shields
    September 27, 2016 @ 4:10 pm

    So sorry about Jean. She was one of a kind. I love her singing. She will be miss. God be with her family and friend.

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  83. Crawford Bell
    September 29, 2016 @ 2:08 pm

    I am saddened to hear that Jean Shephard has passed away. I first heard her sing “Second Fiddle To An Old Guitar” on a Capital Records Various Artists Compilation away back in the sixties. She was a great singer and obviously quite a character. I have watched many of your “Family Reunion Shows on Television and they are a joy. Keep up your great work Bill, you are a true master of your art and a great host on the best Country Music Show on TV.
    I worked on the same show with you in 1969 or 1970, in The Grosvenor Hall Belfast. What a show you put on with your band on a night I will never forget. My band “The California Brakemen” opened the show for you, Lorretta Lynn and Conway Twitty.
    Thank you Bill, for the memories, the inspiration, and all the great songs.
    Crawford Bell

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  84. Linda D. Gorham
    October 19, 2016 @ 12:39 am

    I have a question…Did Jean ever sing Stop The World And Let Me Off? Some older female sang it. I’d love to get my hands on that one.

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  85. Linda D. Gorham
    October 19, 2016 @ 12:53 am

    I just read that she passed away. So sorry to hear that. I loved her singing too. She’ll be greatly missed.

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  86. Linda D. Gorham
    October 19, 2016 @ 12:55 am

    You are another great performer…I love all of your songs Mr.Whispering Bill Anderson

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  87. Chuck and Estelle Brown
    October 24, 2016 @ 9:18 pm

    What a Beautiful tribute to Jean!!!! Bill, you will always be Number One with Estelle and Me!!!!

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  88. Marlin Slagle
    October 29, 2016 @ 9:00 pm

    I got to listen to Bill sing on the radio many years ago as my folks listen to country music. I a west coast truck driver in the early 60’s and got to listen to Les Paul and Mary Ford on the only station you could get in the mountains and that is where I heard great country music and have loved it since then. TRUE country is so much better than some of the new stuff today. I have lots of CD’S and that is so how I can listen to my favorite music and have your CD’s. Glad I have RFDTV and get to see you on the great country music shows. GOD bless you and hope you are here for MANY more years.

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  89. Robert A Bevington
    October 31, 2016 @ 11:04 pm

    Hi Bill Happy Birthday wishes to you from another November 1st birthday. I’m the Reds fan and open fanatic in Indianapolis. Go Braves and go Reds next year

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  90. Janet Dunn
    November 21, 2016 @ 4:21 pm

    Thanks for being you. Thanks for your wonderful songs. We’ve met twice. Hopefully, I’ll get to see you again someday. Keep smiling, keep singing and keep ‘whispering’.

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  91. ANITA MENNELLO
    December 10, 2016 @ 2:42 am

    HELLO MR ANDERSON….. MY SISTER IS 81 AND WE WATCH LARRY BLACK AND YOUR REUNION SHOW EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT …WE WERE SET TO PUT YOU ON BLAST FOR NOT MENTIONING MISS JEAN SHEPPARDS PASSING ….BUT ALAS YOU HAVE ADDRESED IT IN THIS SITE …THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVELY WORD,,,,,, BTW MY SISTER JOANIE LOVES YOU ” WHISPERING BILL”

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  92. Leon Childs Jr
    February 22, 2017 @ 5:47 am

    Hello Bill, listening to your music tonight and caught your Opry performance. How do you like our baytown texas girl, RaeLynn. I think she did a great job at the opry, too.

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  93. Mary Hartman
    March 7, 2017 @ 2:47 pm

    All your grandchildren are cool. You are too

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  94. Tuffy Williams
    March 22, 2017 @ 4:17 pm

    Hey Mr Bill Anderson, I must say it’s a joy to see you now and then on Country Classics, & other shows..We have such fond memories of our few times together at the KC OPRY in Independence Mo..I still remember your show as one of our favorites..Remember visiting the “Po Boys” restaurants while you were here? You really cracked the whip. Ha ha..Anyway, hope we see you again sometime..I have always worn my seat belt ever since you told me the story about your wife, & what Barbara Mandrell told her…Thank you Bill. Karen & I now have 6 grandkids..Your grand daughter was adorable..They are such a blessing…God bless you, & yours Tuffy & Karen Williams
    highview1650@msn.com 816-536-0467

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  95. NORMA LEWIS
    April 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

    BILL I THOUGHT I WAS YOUR NUMBER ONE FAN SO WHY DON’T YOU WRITE ME ANYMORE ??? ANYWAY YOU ARE STILL THE BEST..NORMA LEWIS

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  96. Bobby Cheek
    April 3, 2017 @ 6:39 pm

    Hi Bill, gonna keep this short, but have been informed that Billy Crash Craddock has never been on the Opry. He has had may hits over the years and has many followers who would love to see him get this opportunity. Thanking you in advance.

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  97. Bobby Cheek
    April 3, 2017 @ 6:44 pm

    North Carolina is very proud of Crash who still lives in Greensboro.

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  98. Mary Hartman
    April 4, 2017 @ 9:56 am

    My prayers are with you and your family and Gabe

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