Online Program: Live at the Hall: Interview and Performance with Bill Anderson
Jan 18, 202207:00 PM - 08:20 PM
In this program, Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson performs and shares stories from his career, illustrated with archival photos, film, and recordings. Known as “Whisperin’ Bill” for his breathy, conversational vocal style, Anderson has thirty-seven Top Ten Billboard singles as an artist, including four duets with Jan Howard and two duets with Mary Lou Turner, and has placed songs as a songwriter and recording artist on the country charts for seven consecutive decades. He wrote many of his #1 hits, including “Mama Sang a Song,” “Still,” “I Get the Fever,” and “My Life.” Anderson also wrote “A Lot of Things Different” (Kenny Chesney), “City Lights” (Ray Price, Mickey Gilley), “I Don’t Love You Anymore” (Charlie Louvin), “Once A Day” (Connie Smith), “Saginaw, Michigan” (Lefty Frizzell), “Slippin’ Away” (Jean Shepard), “When Two Worlds Collide” (Roger Miller, Jim Reeves), “Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn)” (Vince Gill), and “Wish You Were Here” (Mark Wills). His “Tip of My Fingers” made the Top Ten for himself (1960), Roy Clark (1963), Eddy Arnold (1966), and Steve Wariner (1992). Anderson won CMA Song of the Year honors for “Whiskey Lullaby” (Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss) and “Give It Away” (George Strait). He has earned more than fifty BMI songwriter awards and is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. Presented in support of the exhibition Bill Anderson: As Far as I Can See.
Live at the Hall is underwritten in part by the Ford Motor Company Fund. All Museum programs are funded in part by grants from the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and Tennessee Arts Commission.