Whisperin' Bill Anderson
One of the most prolific songwriters in the history of country music, Whisperin’ Bill has written tracks for the likes of Kitty Wells, James Brown, Lawrence Welk, Jerry Lee Lewis and Aretha Franklin. In addition to performing a set of songs, he’ll read from his new autobiography, Whisperin’ Bill: An Unprecedented Life in Country Music. Published by the University of Georgia Press, the book illustrates the 50-plus-year career of the mastermind behind 80 charting singles and 37 top-10 country hits. During the following reception, a collection acquired through the Georgia Music Hall of Fame will share one of Anderson’s guitars, a prized “nudie suit,” sheet music and other memorabilia.
WHISPERIN' BILL ANDERSON Georgia legend and Country Music Hall of Famer reads from his new autobiography and performs. See Calendar Pick on p. 17.