Sunday Morning Country Classic Spotlight to Feature “Whisperin” Bill Anderson
You have a date with me Sunday October 4th to remember the music and life of Bill Anderson at 11 am. We get started at 9 am till 1 pm with country classics at 98.1 FM Minnesota’s New Country, online and on your mobile device.
Bill Anderson earned a degree in journalism and worked his way through the University of Georgia as a DJ and sports writer. He joined the Grand Ole Opry in 1961 and still performs there regularly. He has written songs for many country music singers, including many of Connie Smith’s biggest hits. He actually wrote her best known song Once a Day, which went to #1 in 1964.
His best known song, which he wrote, is a 1963 single simply titled Still. It was his second number one on the country chart. The song crossed over to the pop chart and peaked at number eight.
Not only a singer and songwriter, he is a very versatile entertainer. Bill Anderson was the first country artist to host a network game show on ABC Television, ‘The Better Sex’ and hosted ‘Fandago’ on TNN. He also appeared on ABC TV’s daytime soap opera, ‘One Life to Live.’
Bill Anderson is one of the most successful songwriters in country music history. He is also a popular singer earning the nickname,‘Whisperin’ Bill.’ In the 1980’s he served as a spokesperson for the PO’ Folks restaurant chain, whose name was taken from his hit song. He continues to tour and has appeared at the Paramount Theatre in St. Cloud.
He’s been married twice, both marriages ended in divorce.
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