Bill Anderson

Country, Musical Artist

1937 –

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Who is Bill Anderson?

James William "Bill" Anderson III is an American country music singer, songwriter and television personality. He has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached No. 1 on the country charts seven times: "Mama Sang a Song", "Still", "I Get the Fever", "For Loving You", "My Life", "World of Make Believe", and "Sometimes". Twenty-nine more of his singles have reached the top ten.

One of the most successful songwriters in country music history, Anderson is also a popular singer, earning the nickname "Whisperin' Bill" for his soft vocal style and occasional spoken narrations. Artists who have recorded his material include Ray Price, Wanda Jackson, Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Jim Reeves, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, and George Strait.

Anderson has made several television appearances, including two stints as a game show host: The Better Sex in 1977, and the country music-themed quiz show Fandango on The Nashville Network. He has also hosted an interview show called Opry Backstage and was a producer of a talent show called You Can Be a Star, hosted by fellow Opry member Jim Ed Brown, both shows on the former Nashville Network, and has made guest appearances on several other television series.

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Born
Nov 1, 1937
Columbia
Also known as
  • James William Anderson III
  • Anderson, Bill
  • Whisperin' Bill
  • James William Anderson
  • 'Whispering' Bill Anderson
  • Whispering Bill Anderson
Spouses
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • University of Georgia
  • Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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