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Jul 12

Bill Anderson Celebrates 50 Years As An Opry Member

Bill Anderson

Whisperin’ Bill Anderson will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, July 16 at 7 p.m. at the Opry House. Bill made his debut on the Opry stage just a few weeks before turning 21 and was inducted as a member less than three years later.

“Beginning with classics sung by Ray Price, Lefty Frizzell, Connie Smith, and more, and continuing today with unforgettable hits by the biggest names in the business, Bill Anderson tunes have hit the country charts in each of the last seven decades,” said Pete Fisher, Opry vice president and general manager. “Of course Bill is also known around the world for his own hit records as well as for blazing country music trails far and wide for others to follow. We look forward to celebrating with one of country music’s very best Saturday night.”

Bill’s career started in 1958 when Ray Price recorded his song “City Lights” which stayed on top of Billboard’s country charts for 3 weeks. He then signed with Decca Records and had hits of his own like “Po’Folks,” “Mama Sang a Song,” “Still,” and “Bright Lights and Country Music.” He also wrote hit songs for other artists such as Connie Smith’s “Once A Day,” Conway Twitty’s “I May Never Get to Heaven” and modern hits like George Strait’s “Give It Away” and Brad Paisley’s “Whiskey Lullaby.”

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