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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 November 1937Columbia, South Carolina, USA
Birth NameJames William Anderson
Nickname Whisperin' Bill

Mini Bio (1)

Bill Anderson was born on November 1, 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina, USA as James William Anderson.

Trivia (8)

Performed the top ten hit "Still" in 1963
Prolific country singer and songwriter, having written hits recorded by such artists as Ivory Joe Hunter, Jerry Lee Lewis, Dean Martin, Ray Price, Collin Raye, Debbie Reynolds, Connie Smith, Porter Wagoner, Steve Wariner, Lawrence Welk, Kitty Wells, Faron Young and many others.
Has charted more than 80 singles on Billboard's country chart since 1958, the most recent being "Too Country," a collaborative effort with Brad Paisley, George Jones and Buck Owens. The song, which rails on the current state of country music radio, helped the four singers win the Country Music Association's 2001 Vocal Event of the Year award.
Of his 80 Billboard country hits, seven reached the No. 1 position -- including "Mama Sang a Song" (1962); "Still" (1963); "I Get the Fever" (1966), "For Loving You" (a 1967 duet with singer Jan Howard); "My Life (Throw it Away if I Want To)" (Billboard's No. 1 country song for 1969); "World of Make Believe" (1974); and "Sometimes" (a 1976 duet with singer Mary Lou Turner).
Was inducted into the Country Music Association's Hall of Fame in 2001.
Frequent guest celebrity/panelist on game shows, most notably Match Game 73 (1973) and Password Plus (1979).
1965 appearance as a contestant on To Tell the Truth (1956).
Host of an infomercial for the "Country's Family Reunion Nashville" video collection. Also appearing are Lacy J. Dalton, Barbara Fairchild, Roy Clark, 'Little Jimmy Dickens', Buck Trent, Ray Stevens, The Whites, Johnny Lee, Crystal Gayle, Patti Page, Vince Gill, Shelly West, David Frizzell, Mickey Gilley, Jeannie Seely and Lynn Anderson.

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