Bill’s mother, Lib Anderson, passed away August l9, 2001. Mrs. Anderson was a wonderful, fun-loving lady who lived a happy and fruitful 89-plus years. Bill and his family thank you for all your warm thoughts and prayers.
T-O-O-O-O COUNTRY could have been the Theme Song as Mel Tillis accepted his award for “Entertainer of the Year” and Whisperin’ Bill Anderson was honored as “Songwriter of the Year” at the 3rd Annual Golden Voice Awards Breakfast & Show — an event that pays tribute to the awesome talent of legends who are literally […]
May 17, 2001 was a big day for everyone who loves Country music. That Thursday was the official opening of the brand new Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee. The day began with a parade of Country stars traveling from the Grand Ole Opry to the new Hall of Fame, downtown. On the […]
n April 2001, Bill joined over fifty of his fellow country music artists to pay tribute to longtime Opry favorite, Johnny Russell, who had been hospitalized since the latter part of 2000. He’s seen here singing Russell’s hit, “Catfish John,” along with Del Reeves, Little David Wilkins and Johnny Tillotson. Following his performance, Bill presented […]
In August 2001, the Opry’s newest member, Brad Paisley, invited Bill to accompany him to Texas Stadium for the final performance of the George Strait 2001 Tour. Bill joined Brad on stage and sang his song, “Too Country,” which is featured on Brad’s new album, “Part II.” On the record, Brad and Bill are joined […]
Just when life begins to feel like you’ve “been there, done that,” something always comes along to prove differently. That certainly happened to a group of Bill Anderson fans on March 22-26, 2001 when they went on a bus trip via the exciting new company called Gigtours
(December 2000) As a well-decorated tree sparkled onstage, last night’s Grand Ole Opry became something like Christmas morning for 28-year-old country singer Brad Paisley. In a moment both emotional and surreal, three of Paisley’s heroes invited him to become the Opry’s newest member. The surreal part of the equation came courtesy of Jimmy Dickens and […]
Bill pauses and smiles inside the Opryland Hotel at the statue of his longtime friend and record producer, Owen Bradley. Owen, who died in 1998, produced all of Bill’s early recordings including “Still,” “Mama Sang A Song,” “Po’ Folks” and “The Tips Of My Fingers.”