Released on September 1st, country music icon Bill Anderson’s autobiography was an instant hit, selling out of its first printing within two weeks. With copies of the second edition of Whisperin’ Bill Anderson: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music now in stores, an audio book version narrated by Anderson himself is also available.
The audio book includes an exclusive CD of acoustic versions of some of Anderson’s songs, including “Give It Away” (co-written with George Strait, whose 2006 version was a Country Music Association Song of the Year winner), “Whiskey Lullaby” (a hit for Alison Krauss and Brad Paisley), “City Lights,” “Po’ Folks” and others.
Published by the University of Georgia Press, with Grammy nominated music producer Peter Cooper as a contributing writer, the memoir traces Anderson’s career from his early days of radio broadcasting in Georgia through joining the Grand Ole Opry, being named BMI’s first ICON Award winner in the country music genre, and many other milestones. With the 2015 success of Mo Pitney’s “Country,” the Georgia Music Hall of Fame inductee has become the only country songwriter to have a Top 40 hit in seven consecutive decades. He recently celebrated his 55th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry.