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Bill Anderson
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Bill Anderson in 2017
Background information
Birth name James William Anderson III
Also known as Whisperin' Bill Anderson
Born November 1, 1937 (1937-11-01) (age 83)
Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.
Genres Nashville sound, country, bluegrass
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, television personality
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1958–present
Labels TNT
Southern Tracks
Associated acts Jan Howard, Dolly Parton, Mary Lou Turner, Ray Price, Roger Miller, Connie Smith, Mel Tillis

James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937), known as Whisperin’ Bill Anderson, is an American country music singer-songwriter and television personality. He has been a member of the weekly Grand Ole Opry radio program and stage performance in Nashville, Tennessee, beginning in 1961.

He has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached No. 1 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" (1973), and "Sometimes" (with Mary Lou Turner, 1976).

In 2018, Anderson was added into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

In June 2019, The New York Times listed Anderson among hundreds of artists whose material was destroyed in the 2008 Universal Studios fire.

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