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23 Comments

  1. Larry Lewis
    September 18, 2014 @ 5:31 pm

    I’m a bit late to this thread but would like to mention my own experience meeting you, Bill. It was after a show in Weirsdale, FL in 2006 or so. I was in the meet ‘n greet line and I began mentioning a mutual friend of ours…a woman who used to write for a Nashville music/business magazine and now lives out in the West. As soon as I mentioned her love for the Baltimore Orioles, you blurted out her name, with a huge smile. That impressed me a whole lot, as did this June column and practically anything else you write, in any format. As others have alluded to, here, you have indeed performed those random acts of kindness, so very many times. I have often written on my own Facebook page that, when I grow up, I want to be just live Vince Gill. Imagine, then, seeing your own similar thought, here in black ‘n white. That hit me hard and…see?…you’d made MY day!

  2. billy tharpe
    July 30, 2014 @ 3:10 pm

    your the best at what you do bill from a life long fan

  3. Frank
    June 28, 2014 @ 1:43 pm

    Bill, you never know what a few kind words will do for someone. You always take the time to speak to your fans at your concerts and sign autographs. I’ve been able to see you in concerts in Lancaster, PA. I now live in NC and would love for you to perform at the Alabama theater in Myrtle Beach, SC.

  4. Joanne Crawford Smith
    June 28, 2014 @ 5:05 am

    You touched me when you replied personally on facebook to a question i had. I feel so honoured

  5. Jay Bennett
    June 28, 2014 @ 2:29 am

    Bill you have touched many more lives than you could ever imagine. From the first time I saw you back in the 60’s until just a few days ago at this years CMA Fest you never cease to amaze me how you take time for each fan. I am blessed to have photos not only of myself but my kids and now one of my grand kids with you. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk to Courtney Seger when she visited with you, even though you told her not to tell anyone she knew me. You are the best and I just want to let you know you have a new friend and fan for life. She is making a scrapbook of her visit this summer and she has used your picture as the first page.

  6. Debra Craine
    June 28, 2014 @ 2:24 am

    Bill, have a great day. I really liked what you wrote. You have done a lot for everyone. We love you Bill and all of your songs. My family and met you in Newberry, SC. @ the Newberry Opera House and you were very nice. You told my little girl Amber that she was your girlfriend. We all really wanted you to sing “Mr. Peepers” and you didn’t……… we enjoyed your concert. We really loved singing this song “Peel Me A Nanner, Toss Me A Peanut”. We had a ball singing that song and also singing “Still”. We love you Bill Anderson!!!!!! Hey Bill, did you ever ask your granddaughter’s mother about the time of your granddaughter’s birth and also her weight and everything for when she was born? You told me that you would ask your granddaughter’s mother and you would let me know. My daughter Amber shares your granddaughters birthday…..they were born on the same day and year.
    Your loving fans,
    Debra Craine & Family
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  7. Betty Perkins
    June 28, 2014 @ 2:08 am

    Many of your songs down through the year, have a way to touch hearts and souls of the listener. The Lord has used you, to minister to so many. Myself included. Love you Bill. May God bless you. For you and your music bless so many. Thank you, thank you.

  8. JoAnn Hughes
    June 27, 2014 @ 11:30 pm

    Bill, Through your music, whether writing the songs or singing them, you brighten my world. The four performances I attended at The Saratoga Music Hall were to of the greatest days. Not only the joy of seeing you perform live and chatting with you following the performances, but being able to share the experience with two of my grandsons; especially the youngest Timmy who was getting ready to go to basic training. You touch so many with your heart-warming songs, meaningful lyrics. Thank you for bringing so much joy to my life from teen to gram years. <3 Hope someday you return to Saratoga Springs.

  9. Carrie Glenn Eldridge Bush
    June 27, 2014 @ 9:22 pm

    Awsome, very thought provoking and at the moment I feel just awful, thinking about all the times I’ve missed the opportunity to make someones day a little (or a lot better)..Just maby some people who commit sucide wouldn’t, if someone had just said a kind word..This world would deffinately be a much better place if we spoke kind words and complements to each other more…This is a changing moment in my life!!! From now on I am going to reach out to others and let them know they are someone special and appreciated…Thank you so very much for sharing this experience with us..You truly have blesses multible millions with your songs and your hosting of “Country Reunion”….

  10. mona louise cole
    June 27, 2014 @ 6:47 pm

    i love your song still! it is so beautiful. reminds me of my granddaughter and husband.

  11. Pauline B Anderson
    June 27, 2014 @ 6:33 pm

    Bill, you give out random acts of kindness every day when any of your songs are played. Just believe..we do!! And keep writing. I know there’s a song inside you about Jimmy C..and your grocery store adventure. We’ll be waiting to hear them. Hugs & GB!!

  12. Jean Limbert
    June 27, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    Bill . You made max and my day so mnay times i lost count ,the first time i met you over 40yrs ago you went out of your way to shake Maxs hand , I will never forget that day ,and as you know we were hooked ,you are so kind to your fans , Jean

  13. Ed Anderson
    June 27, 2014 @ 5:26 pm

    Bill, I hope your Braves are in the play-offs, but that the Mets win the division, that’s being nice isn’t it.

  14. Donna Surry
    June 27, 2014 @ 4:53 pm

    Bill you have touched my life totally. I’ve seen you 3 or 4 times and could go see you a million times and it wouldn’t be enough. Love your voice and especially love the words to your awesome songs. We listened to your special 2 years ago all the way to Denver, CO. My husband and I both love your singing and your personality and your smile. I especially love “Still”. I saw a glimpse of you at the breakfast at Nashville Palace in 2012 I believe it was and tried so hard to work my way over to get an autograph from you but didn’t make it as too many people and tried little later and you were gone. I sat 4 rows back in cc row last year at Grand Ole Opry when you were on stage and you walked over by our side when I believe Carrie Underwood was singing and you looked right down at me and I got a picture and I treasure that picture. You have a smile that just warms my heart. We will be in Nashville in 2015 May 15 – July 15 staying at Two Rivers Campground at our awesome friends Rusty and Cathy Rust own. Looking so forward to seeing you again in person. I will be saving money between now and then to get a good seat and attend as many times as we can go to. That’s always been my dream and I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to go to Nashville I believe 4 times in my life. Could live there in a heartbeat. I love your new CD I ordered. Play it over and over. Thanks again and hope to see more of you in the future. Donna and Dick Surry

  15. Sandy
    June 27, 2014 @ 4:49 pm

    Bill you are an awesome singer and I recently bought 4 of your CD’s. I absolutely love your music and you as a person. You have such a great talent for writing in your blogs. Keep up the great work.

  16. Phyllis
    June 27, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    I have known you for many many years and one thing I always remember is how you would stay and sign autographs for your fans (I have known you to be signing autographs after the first show and have to stop and do the second show . I will always remember the in Shipshewana (I could tell you were a little on edge because of no power) I have been to many of your shows and this one is among the best . Take care Peg

  17. Mr & Mrs George Waterfield
    June 27, 2014 @ 4:25 pm

    Great message Bill….Please come back to The Woodlands (Texas) soon…That was my Father’s Day Gift (your show) and a wonderful one it was !

  18. Carol J Watkins
    June 27, 2014 @ 4:19 pm

    Your music has touched so many people’s lives. Thank you the gift your songs bring to so many.

  19. bill mosley
    June 27, 2014 @ 3:59 pm

    Hey Bill. I have a feeling you execute more random acts of kindness than you realize. I know in our short times together you made me
    feel pretty important..I won’t forget that. Just keep on being the classiest man in country music . Just keep on being Bill..
    sincerely,,Bill Mosley

  20. Jimmy Anderson
    June 27, 2014 @ 3:45 pm

    Bill you have a way of writing that grabs my attention and won’t turn it loose until I get to the bottom line. I don’t expect an explosive ending to all your writings but I get something similar that ties the entire text together in something morally righteous or just plain good. You never deviate from that and your insightful use of simple humor (somewhere between the cheesecake and cheerios or tomatoes and tofu) allows just the right amount of detachment from the serious message that you are bringing to keep my attention. You are the best songwriter ever in my opinion but I think you missed your calling, I believe you would be the best evangelist ever if you went that way. Your sincerity would save many souls and turn many away from wayward ways. 🙂 I took the time to tell you that because, well, you told me to. Have a nicer day Bill.
    Sincerely,
    Jimmy Anderson

  21. mofo59
    June 27, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    thank you for just being the best Bill Anderson you can be…people are still talking about your great show here at the Harvester Performance Center, and so many are kicking themselves for missing it.Hope we have you back real soon-Rex Norris, Rocky Mount VA

    • pamela shillingford
      June 27, 2014 @ 4:55 pm

      MR. Bill Anderson; Thank you for your story; Just like your songs, it was simply WONDERFUL. Thru the years, YOU HAVE TOUCHED the hearts of Many you don,t EVEN know! “ME” for one, with your BEAUTIFUL, HEARTWARMING, some TEARFUL, but LOVELY SONGS, and “I” thank you so much!. May GOD BLESS YOU AND HOPE ALL YOUR DAYS ARE AS BEAUTIFUL AS YOU!

    • sandy douvia
      June 27, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

      Will you please come to Portland ,Oregon.I would love to hear you in Concert.What you say in your songs says it all.We love you and I’ve been listening to you for fifty yrs.Please come to Oregon.I just seen Merle Haggard for the first time on my sixty first Birthday.And I feel like I’ve died and went to heaven.I wanted to see George Jones and you.I didn’t get to see George Jones but your my all time Hero also.