"Whisperin" Bill Anderson: Whiskey Lullaby
Bill Anderson is known for writing many songs, signing as a solo artist and more. Today I will be sharing with you a few interesting facts and numbers about Bill Anderson which I have found from the book Nashville Songwriter. There are many more facts in the book so if you enjoy these make sure you check out the book!
Bill Anderson has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1961. His song list includes many hits including Whiskey Lullaby, Give It Away, City Lights, Mama Sang A Song, Too Country, and A Lot Of Things Different. One of Bill's principle influences was none other than Hank Williams.
The song that helped open the door for Bill was a song he had written called City Lights. This song went number one on October 20, 1958. It stayed on top for thirteen weeks and spent a total of 34 weeks on the charts.
Bill signed as a solo artist with Decca Records in 1959.
For those of you who live in Ohio you might find this interesting like I did! Bill wrote a song for Connie Smith called Cincinnati Ohio. Check out a video of that song below!
"Be Yourself. That, I Think, is the key: if you want to be an artist or writer-artist ... write for yourself" - Bill Anderson