COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME® MEMBER BILL ANDERSON TO PERFORM AT MUSEUM FOR SPECIAL SONGWRITER SESSION
NASHVILLE, Tenn., October 8, 2016 – The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will present Country Music Hall of Fame member Bill Anderson in a special songwriter session on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 11:30 a.m. Anderson will perform and discuss his new autobiography Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music. The program will be hosted by the museum's Peter Cooper, who co-wrote Anderson's book.
One of the most successful singer-songwriters in the genre, Anderson wrote many of his own #1 hits, including “Mama Sang a Song,” “Still,” “I Get the Fever,” and “My Life.” His songs have also been recorded by Lefty Frizzell (“Saginaw, Michigan”), Charlie Louvin (“I Don’t Love You Anymore”), Jean Shepard (“Slippin’ Away”), Connie Smith (“Once a Day”), and Mark Wills (“Wish You Were Here”). Anderson won CMA Song of the Year honors for “Whiskey Lullaby” (Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss) and “Give It Away” (George Strait).
This program takes place in the museum's Ford Theater and will also be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming. The live stream is powered by NewTek TriCaster. Program passes are included with museum admission and free to museum members. Seating is limited, and passes are required for admittance. Museum members can reserve passes in advance by phone (615-416-2050) or via firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the program Anderson will sign copies of his book purchased from the Museum Store.