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Bill Anderson


Probably one of the most successful songwriters in nation music history, Expenses Anderson was also a hugely popular vocalist in his own ideal, earning the nickname “Whispering Expenses” for his gentle, airy vocal design and occasional spoken narrations. Anderson was created in Columbia, SC, in 1937 and was raised mainly in Atlanta. He researched journalism in the College or university of Georgia, with a watch toward sports composing, and worked well his method through school like a radio DJ, where time he 1st tried his hands at songwriting and performing. His structure “City Lamps,” created when he was simply 19 yrs . old, was documented by Ray Cost in 1958 and proceeded to go completely to the very best of the united states charts. Anderson got full benefit of his big break, shifting to Nashville and getting a record agreement of his personal with Decca. His 1st chart hit was included with 1959’s “That’s What It’s Prefer to Become Lonesome,” and he previously his first TOP admittance with 1960’s “Suggestion of My Fingertips.” Early strikes like “Po’ People” (1961), “Mama Sang a Music” (his 1st number 1, from 1962), and “8 X 10” (number 2, 1963) still stay among his best-known. Anderson documented his biggest strike and signature music, the partially spoken ballad “Still,” in 1963, and it not merely topped the united states graphs, but crossed to the pop TOP aswell. Anderson remained a normal visitor to the united states Top Ten with the past due ’70s, and reached the very best Five a complete of 19 instances through 1978. One of the shows were the quantity ones “I Obtain the Fever” (1966), “For Caring You” (a 1967 duet with regular partner Jan Howard), “MY ENTIRE LIFE (Toss It Away easily WISH TO)” (1969), “Globe of Make Believe” (1974), and “Occasionally” (1976). By that time, Anderson was operating often with a fresh duet partner, Mary Lou Turner. He previously also penned many hits for various other performers, including Connie Smith, Hank Locklin, Porter Wagoner, Jim Reeves, and Faron Youthful, among numerous others. His last Top Ten nation hit was included with 1978’s disco-tinged “I CANNOT Wait ANY MORE,” and by 1982, Anderson’s incapability to rating a follow-up strike led him from both songwriting and documenting. Rather, he became a normal presence on tv, hosting game displays (ABC’s THE GREATER Sex, TNN’s Fandango) and spending many years in the solid from the cleaning soap opera One Existence to reside; he also hosted the TNN chat display Opry Backstage. When Steve Wariner strike the very best Five in 1992 along with his cover of “Suggestion of My Fingertips,” Anderson was galvanized right into a go back to songwriting. He partnered with different Nashville benefits and noticed his songs fresh and old documented by Kenny Chesney, Lorrie Morgan, Collin Raye, John Michael Montgomery, Tag Wills, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, and many more. In 1998, Anderson came back to documenting as well, putting your signature on with Reprise for just one album Fine Wines. In 2001 Anderson shifted to the Varese label and released Lots of things Different, which presented Anderson’s version from the name track (popular for Kenny Chesney). JUST HOW I Feel adopted four years later on.

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Full Name Bill Anderson
Profession Actor, Songwriter, Author, Singer-songwriter, Presenter
Nationality American
Spouse Bette Anderson, Becky Anderson
Children Jamey Anderson, Jenni Anderson, Terri Anderson
Parents Elizabeth Smith, James William Anderson Jr
Awards Country Music Association Award for Song of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year, Academy of Country Music Awards Poet's Award
Music Songs Mama Sang a Song, Tips of My Fingers, Still, I Wonder If God Likes Country Music, Bright Lights & Country Music, City Lights, I Get the Fever, I Love You Drops, Old Army Hat America The Beautiful, Walk Out Backwards, Give it Away, Po' Folks, Wild Weekend, Five Little Fingers, I Can't Wait Any Longer, Deck of Cards, The Corner of My Life, Too Country, World of Make Believe, For Loving You, Where Have All Our Heroes Gone, Happy State Of Mind, Slippin' Away, Get While the Gettin's Good, Don't She Look Good, Get a Little Dirt On, Cold Hard Facts of Life, Golden Guitar, Po’ Folks Christmas, Liars one, Believers Zero, Peanuts and Diamonds, All the Lonely Women in the World
Albums Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Whisperin' Bluegrass, No Place Like Home On Christmas, Gospel Favorites, The Grand Ole Sound of Bill Anderson, Vol. 1, Fine Wine, Christmas, The Grand Ole Sound of Bill Anderson, Vol. 2, Little Country with Bill Anderson, Vol. 1, Life!, Country Music Heaven, Softly and Tenderly, Still, That's What It's Like to Be Lonesome: The Early Singles and More (1957-1962), Sometimes, Bill's Country Hits, Mama Sang A Song and other Country Hits: Bill Anderson, Abilene, Country Heart Songs, The Best of Bill Anderson, Greatest Songs, Whispering Bill Anderson's Greatest Hits, 12 Classics, Christmas Piano & Guitar, I Get the Fever, A Lot of Things Different, 20 Greatest Hits, Country Star Bill Anderson, Vol. 1, Country Essentials, Little Country with Bill Anderson, Vol. 2, 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best Of Bill Anderson, Time Out, Songwriter, Country Star Bill Anderson, Vol. 2, Still, The Best of Bill Anderson, Beyond The Sunset, Oh Boy Classics Presents Bill Anderson, Mama Sang a Song, Candy Apple Red, Amazing Grace, Amazing Bill - [The Dave Cash Collection], Bill Anderson at His Best, Ninety-Nine, The Definitive Collection, Greats, Gospel Greats By Bill Anderson, I Walk the Line, Still - The Early Hits, Bill Anderson Forever, Happiness
Nominations Country Music Association Award for Entertainer of the Year, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Duo of the Year, Grammy Award for Best Country Song, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year
TV Shows The Better Sex, Country's Family Reunion, Fandango

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The King of Jazz 1991 TV Movie
Nailed 1981

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1993 Audience Award Cherbourg-Octeville Festival of Irish & British Film Creatures of Light (1992)
1992 Chaplin Award Edinburgh International Film Festival Best First Feature Creatures of Light (1992)
1990 Jury Award Munich International Festival of Film Schools The King of Jazz (1991)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000 BAFTA TV Award BAFTA Awards Best Single Drama Dockers (1999) · Sally Hibbin
· Jimmy McGovern

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