Local Boy Makes Good


Titled, “Local Boy Makes Good”, the article in a July 1999 Country Weekly, written by Bob Cannon, highlighted Bill’s love for small towns and small town people, and featured a picture of Bill as an l8-year old Georgia disc jockey.

The spread included a full-page color picture of Bill standing next to the monument which commemorates the writing of his first hit song, “City Lights,” in Commerce, plus a picture of three generations of Andersons: Bill, alongside his dad, Jim, who was celebrating his 88th birthday, and his son, Jamey who turned 21 the same day. There were also pictures, taken by Adele Starr, of Bill on stage with Jan Howard and of Steve Wariner modeling a Bill Anderson ‘Fine Wine’ T-shirt.