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.
Bill watched from the wings of the Opry Stage Saturday night (September 7th) as Kenny sang, for the first time, his new single “A Lot of Things Different” written by Bill Anderson. Kenny thanked Bill for this song and asked that everyone listen to the words for it really touched him. Kenny’s version of the […]
THE STARS LIGHT UP CITY OF COMMERCE Grand Ole Opry star Whisperin’ Bill Anderson returned again to his “adopted” hometown of Commerce, GA to host the Sixth Annual City Lights Festival, which kicked-off on Thursday, June 20th in Commerce. With concerts, dinners, golf and lots of friendly Commerce smiles, The extend “Wild Weekend” was bigger […]
Bill Anderson was presented the prestigious honor of being the first artist to donate items to the Country Music Hall of Fame in a ceremonial presentation on June 11, 2002. Surrounded by fans, family and friends, including Connie Smith and Jan Howard, Bill performed an acoustic set of a few classics. Items donated by Bill […]
by Craig Havighurst – The Tennessean (05/06/02) With the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band providing the instrumental support, Jimmy Martin and Dolly Parton led a chorus of Country Music Hall of Famers last night in the Hall’s signature song, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.” At the annual medallion ceremony for new members. Brenda Lee, co-host with […]
Bill, the 2001 inductee in the Open Category, became one of the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame during a special ceremony Thursday, October 4th. The gala event, held at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, highlighted the illustrious careers of the inductees, as well as celebrated […]