B.A. The D.J. – Bill Anderson recently returned to his “adopted” hometown of Commerce, GA to host their Annual CITY LIGHTS FESTIVAL, when townsfolk surprised him with the Grand Opening of a Bill Anderson Showcase. Created as a museum of memorabilia from Anderson’s illustrious career, the Showcase is located on the exact site where he […]
Bill’s longtime fiddle player, Gail Rudisill-Johnson, and her husband, pianist Dirk Johnson, are the proud parents of fraternal twins born Sunday afternoon April 27th. The boy, Derek Robert, weighed in at 5 lbs. 12 oz. and was born one minute before his sister, Alexandra Kendall at 5 lbs. 8 oz. All the family is fine, […]
The final nominations for the 38th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards have been announced. Bill has been nominated for Song Of The Year for “A Lot Of Things Different.” The awards will be handed out during a live broadcast May 21st on CBS-TV at 8pm ET.
Country music fans have long been known for their dedication to and support of their favorite stars, but Bill’s self-proclaimed “biggest fan”, Norma Lewis, took her devotion to an extreme on Valentine’s Day. Norma, her husband, and son flew over 3000 miles from Wales to Pensacola, Florida, in order to attend Bill’s concert at the […]
Country music Hall of Famer, Merle Haggard, stopped by Nashville recently to visit Bill and record a one-hour radio program for XM Radio. Bill & Merle talked about a variety of subjects and played several of Merle’s recordings on the regularly scheduled ‘Bill Anderson Visits With The Legends.’ These visits air several times each week […]
Legendary singer/songwriter Bill Anderson was saluted as a BMI ICON for his “unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Since his first hit, “City Lights,” in 1958, Anderson has scored with nearly 50 charting singles and more than 50 BMI Country and Pop Awards. Presented for only the fifth time, the honor was […]
Country Awards Dinner Nov. 5, 2002 Presented by Frances Preston We have a very special award to present tonight – the first BMI ICON Award to a country music songwriter. The BMI ICON Award, presented only four other times, is for a writer who has had a unique and indelible influence on music.
Bill has made the season a little brighter for all his fans! Anderson’s newest album “No Place Like Home on Christmas” is in stores now just in time for the holidays. Featuring self penned songs including “Po’ Folks Christmas, “Across The Miles at Christmas” as well as cherished classics like “Joy To The World” whispered […]
Bill has been crowned grandfather again after the birth of his son’s first child, James Henry Blake Anderson, born on October 15th, 4:43pm at 8 pounds 2 1/4 ounces and 20.5 inches long The newborn was named “James” for his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather Anderson. “Henry” comes from Beth’s grandfather, Henry Rich. And “Blake” was […]
Rhonda Vincent, Kitty Wells, Johnny & Jack, Bill Anderson, Jean Sheppard, Jim Owens and Eddie Stubbs were inducted into the George D. Hay Country Music Hall of Fame on Sept. 15. The induction ceremony was held at the Mammoth Spring Country Music Hall in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.