Bill “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson may be known for his soft vocal style, but his UNPRECEDENTED accolades and awards shout from the rooftops. He has released more than 40 studio albums, seven No. 1 singles and 29 Top 10 singles, and is a six-time Songwriter Of the Year award-winner. As a Grand Ole Opry member for more than 50 years and a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame since 2001, Anderson is one of the most decorated songwriters and performers in country music history -- and an UNPRECEDENTED one at that, having earned the distinction of having an entry on the Country charts for seven consecutive decades – a record held by no other songwriter in history. His penned hits include "Whiskey Lullaby," (Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss), "A Lot Of Things Different," (Kenny Chesney), "Give It Away,” (George Strait), and his latest, “Country” (Mo Pitney), among others. At only nineteen, Anderson composed his first country classic, “City Lights” in his home state of Georgia, where he studied journalism at UGA. Anderson then moved to Nashville, signed a recording deal with Decca Records, and began releasing hit after hit. Fan-favorites include “Po’Folks,” “Mama Sang A Song,” “The Tips Of My Fingers,” “8X10,” and the unforgettable smash, “Still.” At the age of 40, he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters’ Hall of Fame. At age 23, he became the youngest writer to be named Country Songwriter of the Year by BMI – a record only beat by 21-year-old Taylor Swift. In 2002, he was the first recipient of the prestigious BMI Icon Award. UNPRECEDENTED not only as a songwriter, but also a radio and television host, Anderson has starred on "ABC’s The Better Sex," "Fandango," "Country’s Family Reunion," "Larry’s Country Diner," and hosted radio shows as well as the legendary Grand Ole Opry. For more information on Bill Anderson, please visit his official website at www.billanderson.com.

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THE ASSOCIATION FOR RECORDED SOUND COLLECTIONS ANNOUNCES WHISPERIN’ BILL ANDERSON WINNER OF 2017 AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

09.19.17

The Association for Recorded Sound Collections has awarded Country Music Hall of Famer Bill Anderson and author Peter Michael Cooper with Best Historical Research In Recorded Country Music for their work Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life In Country Music. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony on May 12, 2018 during ARSC’s annual conference.

Winners are chosen by a committee consisting of three elected judges representing specific fields of study, two judges-at-large, the review editor of the ARSC Journal and the President or past President of ARSC.

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COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER "WHISPERIN" BILL ANDERSON RE-SIGNS WITH SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING

06.29.17

Country music icon and songwriting legend, Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, has renewed his contract with Sony/ATV Music Publishing for the twelfth consecutive year, continuing their decades-long partnership of bringing hits to country music listeners.

The six-time Songwriter of the Year award-winner first signed with Tree international, now owned by Sony, back in 1958. Since then, Anderson has created a numerous amount of chart topping hits such as “Whiskey Lullaby,” (Brad Paisley/Alison Krauss), “A Lot Of Things Different,” (Kenny Chesney), “Give It Away,” (George Strait), and “Country,” (Mo Pitney) among others.

"I love being part of the Sony-ATV family. I have copyrights there dating as far back as 1958, and hope to put lots more there before I'm through. I'm glad they're going to let me hang around for...

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"WHISPERIN' BILL" ANDERSON MARKS 2017 WITH "ONE OF THE BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHIES" BY FORBES AND EXTENDED NATIONWIDE TOUR

01.16.17

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 16, 2017) – Momentum continues for “Whisperin’ Bill” Anderson’s autobiography, An Unprecedented Life In Country Music, after becoming one of the best-selling books released by UGA Press and ranked by Forbes as “One of the Best Autobiographies” over the last year.

“It’s a great read for country fans and non-country fans alike: the unlikely tale of a true innovator who succeeded against all odds...and then did it again.”
-Forbes, Brittany Hodak

The songwriting icon and Country Music Hall of Famer recently extended his nationwide tour after appearing on...

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