Who is Bill Anderson and what is his net worth 2018? Bill Anderson is the famous country music singer and writer, popularly known as “Whisperin’ Bill”. He is the famous television personality, host of the shows “The Better Sex” and “Fandang”. His few of the famous songs are “Mama Sang a Song” and “Still”.
Bill Anderson was born as James William Anderson III on born November 1, 1937 in South Carolina. He spent his childhood in Georgia. He attended University of Georgia for journalism. He did a degree from Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication with the subject journalism.
His first job was at Atlanta Constitution. He wrote his first composition “city lights” at the age of 19. His song “City Lights” was recorded by Ray Price and Mickey Gilley which were hits. He moved to Nashville, Tennessee, were he recorded for the small TNT label which were failures. He signed a contract with Decca records.
He was the most popular country singer of his times. Bill Anderson’s first big hit was in 1959, “That’s What It’s Like to Be Lonesome”. His other top most songs of 1960s are “Tip of My Fingers”,”Po’ Folks”, “Mama Sang a Song” and “8 X 10”. His signature song “Still” was recorded in 1963 and was a huge success and it topped country charts, number eight on pop charts and number three on adult contemporary chart.
By 1978, his songs were top listed at least nineteen times. His last top country song was with “I Can’t Wait Any Longer” in 1978 and sooner he was away from country music. His speciality was whispering voice in songs and also recitation.
Anderson was song writer and has written for many country singers including Connie Smith’s biggest hit “Once a Day,” Anderson has appeared as guest in many television shows. He started his career as the television host for ABC’s “The Better Sex”. He was the music-themed game show Fandango. He also appeared on TV show “One Life to Live” for 3 years.
Over the past 10 years, Anderson has been hosting “Country’s Family Reunion” which features music legends from country.
He has written his biography “Whisperin’ Bill“ and was best seller in the south. His second book was “I Hope You’re Living As High On The Hog As The Pig You Turned Out To Be,”
Bill Anderson was vomited and nominated 6 times as songwriter of the year. He was also nominated as Male Vocalist of the Year, Duet of the Year, voted as Band of the Year. In the year 1975 he was voted for membership in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is inducted into Georgia Music Hall of Fame, South Carolina Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and membership in Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame. His compositions “City Lights,” “Once a Day,” “Still,” and “Mama Sang A Song” were listed as top twenty country songs by Billboard magazine (1995).
His one of the last songs “Two Teardrops” was nominated for Grammy (1990s).” Too Country” won CMA Vocal Event of the Year honours (2001) “Whiskey Lullaby” won Anderson Video of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year in 2004 “Give it Away” won the Academy of Country Music Song of the Year for 2006. In November 2007, “Give it Away” was named the Country Music Association Song of the Year.
Bill Anderson Net worth
His net worth is estimated $6.2 million. His earnings are from sale of music videos, song writing, and appearances on various television shows. His biography was best seller in the south.
Bill Anderson has taken country music to another level. His compositions were the top most country songs in 60s. He was nominated for various awards and has successfully made $6.2 million net worth.