Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson Enterprises
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Hermitage, TN 37076
Phone: 615-773-8920

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PROFILE
FULL NAME: James William Anderson III
DATE OF BIRTH: November 01, 1937
ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
BIRTH PLACE: Columbia SC
CURRENT RESIDENCE: Nashville TN
HAIR/EYE COLOR: Brown / Brown
HEIGHT: 6' 1.5"
MARITAL STATUS: Single
PARENTS: Lib Anderson Jim Anderson
CHILDREN: Terri, Jenni and Jamey
SIBLINGS: Mary Elizabeth
RECORD LABEL & YEAR SIGNED: Warner Bros (1997)
BEST KNOWN RECORDINGS: "Still", "I Love You Drops", "Tips Of My Fingers", "Golden Guitar"
INSTRUMENTS PLAYED: Guitar
BAND NAME: The Po' Folks
BIGGEST CAREER BREAK: Ray Price recording my song, "City Lights" - 1958
GRAND OLE OPRY MEMBER SINCE: 1961


BACKGROUND
EDUCATION: Graduated University of Georgia - Degree in Journalism
PREVIOUS JOBS: Disc Jockey, Sports Writer
AWARDS: Male Vocalist of the Year, 1963. Record of the Year, 1963 ("Still"). Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, Georgia Music Hall of Fame, South Carolina Music and Entertainers Hall of Fame, Over 50 BMI songwriting awards. 2001-Elected to the CMA Hall of Fame and 2001-CMA Vocal Event Award (w/Brad Paisley, George Jones and Buck Owens)
HOBBIES: Reading and sports.
MUSIC PERFORMERS/GREATEST INFLUENCES: Hank Williams, Hank Thompson, Hank Snow
NON-MUSIC INFLUENCES: My parents
FAVORITE RECORDED SONG: "Mama Sang A Song"


FAVORITES
FOOD: Country vegetables and cornbread
BOOKS: Mysteries, Biographies, Humor and Sports
TV SHOWS: "Golden Girls", "Married With Children", "Rockford Files", "Columbo", "Dick Van Dyke Show", "Andy Griffith Show"
TV ACTRESS(ES): Susan Lucci, Bea Arthur, Betty White
MOVIE: "The Shawshank Redemption", "Airplane I & II", "Major League I & II"
MOVIE ACTRESS(ES): Geena Davis, Rene Russo
COMEDIAN: Jeff Foxworthy, Steve Martin
SPORTS TO PLAY: Softball - Baseball and Football in High School
SPORTS TO WATCH: Baseball, Football and Basketball
SPORTS TEAM: Atlanta Braves, Falcons & Hawks. Green Bay Packers & Pittsburgh Steelers
VACATION SPOT: Great Smoky Mountains and New England


AND MORE...
I CONSIDER MY GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT TO BE...
To be the father of 3 children who have never given me one minute's trouble or grief. 40 years on the Grand Ole Opry, and election to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

I CONSIDER MY GREATEST CAREER ACHIEVEMENT TO BE...
To have been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 40 years and inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

MY MOST EMBARRASSING MOMENT WAS...
Going on stage in high school in front of my classmates and teachers with my pants unzipped.

THE FUNNIEST THING THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ME ON STAGE IS...
A woman came on stage while I was singing "Still" and began taking off her clothes.

THE MOST TOUCHING THING A FAN HAS EVER DONE WAS...
Gave a child up for adoption, and played my record of "Still" every day until a reunion with that child 30 plus years later.

MY BIGGEST PET PEEVE IS...
People who order me to do something instead of asking politely.

MY BIGGEST CHARACTER FLAW IS...
Impatience.

SECRETLY, I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO...
Pitch major league baseball.

THE QUESTION I LEAST WANT TO HEAR IN AN INTERVIEW...
"How did you get started in the music business?"