Bill welcomed longtime NBC weatherman Willard Scott and popular radio & TV host Ralph Emery to the set of Opry Backstage. Scott and Emery each served as guest announcers on the Grand Ole Opry in conjunction with the Opry’s 75th Anniversary celebration.
Bill received two Citations of Achievement from Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI) at their annual country music awards banquet held in Nashville October 3, 2000. The awards were for his compositions “Two Teardrops”, co-written with Steve Wariner, and “Wish You Were Here”, co-written with Debbie Moore and Skip Ewing. Bill is shown here following the awards […]
Nashville, TN – Country music icon Bill Anderson has renewed his songwriting pact with Sony/ATV Music Publishing Nashville and the firm’s CEO and President Donna Hilley states, “Having Bill Anderson in our family of songwriter-artists is like having the elder statesman and the new aspiring talent all in one.”
NASHVILLE (03/13/00) – It was a weekend of firsts and memories for the Grand Ole Opry this past Friday and Saturday night. Opry member Vince Gill married Amy Grant in a private ceremony just outside Nashville on Friday and many of the Opry members could be over heard backstage at the Opry House on Saturday […]
Bill and Steve Wariner are all smiles over Steve’s new Capitol release, “Faith In You,” which they co-wrote. The two earned a Grammy nomination for their last collaboration, “Two Teardrops.” Steve plans a video on the new song which will also be the title of his forthcoming album. Bill and Steve co-wrote three of the […]
Bill was named Songwriter of the Year by Sony-ATV-Tree Publishing at their annual Christmas brunch December 12, 1999. Sharing pride in his winning are Sony-Tree Vice President, Woody Bomar; President and CEO, Donna Hilley; and Chief Creative Officer, Don Cook.
Bill and Grand Ole Opry dance patriarch, Melvin Sloan, introduce America’s 1999 Clogging Hall of Fame Grand Champions, Sonja Wiseman of Morristown, Tennessee, and Mark Clifford of Charleston, South Carolina. Wiseman and Clifford were invited to join the Melvin Sloan Dancers on stage at the Opry after winning first place in the Hall of Fame’s […]
Bill visited on the air with Channel 5 news reporter, Lydia Lenker during the official grand opening of the Gaylord Entertainment Center in downtown Nashville. Later, inside the arena, Bill joined fellow Grand Ole Opry members Jeannie Seely and Little Jimmy Dickens for an autograph session.