Prolific songwriter and country music titan, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson releases 1984, a ten-song collection he recorded nearly 40 years ago for Swanee Records, available to stream for the first time. This is the 75th album release for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame member, whose illustrious career has spanned through an impressive seven decades. Anderson’s prior album release featured a duet with Dolly Parton, “Someday It’ll All Make Sense,” which inspired the 2023 GRAMMY® nominated bluegrass version.
To stream or download 1984, click HERE.
1. Pity Party
2. This Is The Goodbye (To End All Goodbyes)
3. Wino The Clown
4. I Never Lie To Ruby
5. Country Music Died Today
6. When You Leave That Way
7. With Her
9. Second Thoughts
10. The Years Fall Away
Recently, The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced it extended its exhibition Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See through Monday, Sept. 25. The exhibit opened in December 2021 and was originally scheduled to close in March of this year.
The exhibit traces Anderson’s story from his youth in Georgia, where he excelled as a baseball pitcher and sportswriter while in high school and a disc jockey in college, through his contributions as one of the most decorated recording artists and songwriters in history. Items featured in Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See include historic photographs, treasured keepsakes, instruments, manuscripts and more. Touchscreen interactives also give visitors the opportunity to delve into Anderson’s songs and songwriting process through archival materials, performance clips and exclusive interview footage where Anderson reveals the stories behind his songs.
Learn more about the exhibit and reserve tickets on the museum’s website.
Anderson has placed 80 records on the Billboard charts as a recording artist, with his singles reaching country’s Top Twenty more than 40 times. His original songs have been recorded by a wide array of artists, including James Brown, Elvis Costello, Aretha Franklin, Jerry Lee Lewis, the Louvin Brothers, Dean Martin, Willie Nelson, Charley Pride, Connie Smith, George Strait and many more. As a songwriter, he’s placed songs on the country charts in seven consecutive decades, collaborating in recent years with artists Kenny Chesney, Jamey Johnson, Brad Paisley and many others.