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‘Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, Country Music Hall of Fame member and Grand Ole Opry Legend

Updated: Nov 13, 2020



“Years ago, I was wrestling with a major career decision and I asked my friend and fellow Grand Ole Opry artist, George Hamilton IV, for his advice. He told me to take as much time as I needed to make up my mind, but then once I decided, to never look back. There is no telling how much agony and how many ulcers that tiny bit of "not looking back" advice has spared me.”


Bill Anderson has been using that philosophy for over fifty years to capture the attention of millions of country music fans around the world, en route to becoming a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and one of the most popular, most enduring entertainers of our time. He’s known, in fact as “Whispering Bill,” a nickname hung on him years ago as a result of his breathy voice and his warm, soft approach to singing a country song. His credentials, however, shout his prominence: One of the most awarded songwriters in the history of country music, a million-selling recording artist many times over, television game show host, network soap opera star, spokesman for a nationwide restaurant chain, and a consummate onstage performer.