Bill Anderson gets box treatment
Monday, December 6, 2010
– Whisperin' Bill Anderson will get the box treatment from the German label Bear Records with the release due late next year.
The 5-CD compilation will comprise Anderson's recording
career from 1958 through 1966. The set will also offer several "demo" recordings
of songs that he wrote, which became hits for other artists.
"This really is a dream come true for me," Anderson said, "and it never could have happened during a more appropriate year than 2011, when I will also be celebrating my 50th anniversary at the Grand Ole Opry."
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The Way I Feel
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A Lot Of Things Different
With his well-deserved induction into Country Music's Hall of Fame, Bill Anderson's profile is on the rise. So this disc, self-released last year, finally gets into stores. Anderson remains a vital songwriter, and two of this album's new songs have already received major covers ("Too Country" by Brad Paisley, and the title track by Kenny Chesney). The opening "Love Is A Fragile Thing" is an even more likely hit. Also on board are a couple of his old songs, including "When Two Worlds Collide," »»»