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Interview with Bill Anderson

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At the age of 19, BILL ANDERSON composed the 1958 country classic City Lights for Ray Price. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, and began turning out hit after hit with songs like Po’ Folks, Mama Sang A Song, The Tips Of My Fingers, and the country and pop smash Still. 

Fast forward: Bill's songwriting success has proven to be unstoppable with songs like Wish You Were Here by Mark Wills and the Grammy-nominated Two Teardrops by Steve Wariner. Bill's song Too Country recorded by Brad Paisley along with Bill, Buck Owens and George Jones, won CMA Vocal Event Of The Year honors in 2001. The following year Kenny Chesney hit big with his version of the Bill Anderson-Dean Dillon masterpiece A Lot Of Things Different. Bill won CMA Song of the Year honours for his and Jon Randall’s poignant ballad Whiskey Lullaby recorded by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss. 

On Bill's new CD entitled Life!, he's joined by special guests Willie Nelson, Vince Gill, John Anderson and others. You'll hear the funny Bubba Garcia's, the honky tonkin' A Song Like This, the moving Blackberry Winter and many more great new songs from this country legend.