Saturday, November 01, 2008
Happy Birthday, Whisperin' Bill Anderson!
Bill Anderson (singer) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "James William (Bill) Anderson III (born November 1, 1937 in Columbia, South Carolina) is an American country music singer, songwriter, and television personality. In his career, he has released more than forty studio albums, and has reached Number One on the country charts seven times: 'Mama Sang a Song' (1962), 'Still' (1963), 'I Get the Fever' (1966), 'For Loving You' (with Jan Howard, 1967), 'My Life (Throw It Away If I Want To)' (1969), 'World of Make Believe' (1974), and 'Sometimes' (with Mary Lou Turner, 1974). Besides these, twenty-nine more of his singles have reached Top Ten.
One of the most successful songwriters in country music history, Bill Anderson was also a hugely popular singer in his own right, earning the nickname 'Whispering Bill' for his soft vocal style and occasional spoken narrations. Artists who have recorded his material include Ray Price, Connie Smith, Kenny Chesney, and George Strait."