Well, I promised you in my first letter of the new year that we would have some surprises for you in 2012.
I just didn’t realize the first one would be coming this soon.
How about some new music? Some new FREE music?? That’s exactly what we are about to offer.
So many of you have written about having heard the new song I recorded with the Oak Ridge Boys on our recent Sirius/XM radio special, and you’ve asked where you might obtain a copy for your own use. Well, how about right here? How about right now? And how about FREE?
The song is called “Gone Away,” and for a limited time you can download a copy LEGALLY and with no cost to you. Why? Because we want as many people as possible to hear this song, tell their friends about it, and, in effect, spread the word about a new Bill Anderson release. I’m realistic enough to know that today’s modern country music radio stations aren’t going to play a Bill Anderson/Oak Ridge Boys recording in between music by Keith Urban and Rascal Flatts. We’ll never knock that door down. But who says we can’t come around to the side of the house and try to sneak in through the window?
With today’s technology, it’s a new world out there, and lots of exciting opportunities are opening up. I’ve never been one to sit around and gripe and moan and long for the good ole days. The days we’re living now are new and exciting and challenging, and I’m jumping in with both feet.
Click on the appropriate place here at our website, download the song, listen to it, and if you like it, tell your friends about it. Invite them to download it, but tell them this offer won’t last long. In a few days, downloads will only be available from places like iTunes, and those won’t be free.
Some of you are extremely creative these days. It has occurred to me that you might want to try and create your own YouTube videos from this record. Be my guest. We may do our own video later on if we feel the response warrants it, but right now it’s all about spreading the words and music.
I hope you’ll enjoy the record. It’s different for me, but I feel the song can be my way of honoring the past using the technology of the future.
Let’s have some fun.