Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson will be in concert next month in the Palace Theatre in downtown Crossville.
Tickets for the show, which starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, are available online at www.palacetheatre-crossville.com or by calling 931-484-6133.
Known as “Whisperin’ Bill” in acknowledgement of his soft singing style, Anderson is an endearing veteran country music singer and songwriter who has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1961.
He is one of the most awarded songwriters in the history of country music, a million-selling recording artist many times over, television game show host on The Nashville Network‘s “Fandango,” network soap opera star on “One Life to Live,” spokesman for a nationwide restaurant chain and a consummate onstage performer.
The hit songs he has penned include “Po’ Folks,” “Mama Sang a Song,” “The Tips of My Fingers,” “8 x 10” and the unforgettable country and pop smash “Still”.
After a 10-year self-imposed hiatus, Anderson returned in the 1990s to his first love, songwriting. For the second time in his life, he cut a wide path across the creative landscape.
Anderson co-wrote giant hits for Vince Gill (“Which Bridge to Cross, Which Bridge to Burn”) and Kenny Chesney (“A Lot of Things Different”). He won the Country Music Association’s Song of the Year honors for helping to write “Whiskey Lullaby” for Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and “Give It Away” for George Strait.
He has been voted Songwriter of the Year six times and Male Vocalist of the Year. In 1975, Anderson was voted membership in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.