James William Anderson III (born November 1, 1937), better known as Bill Anderson, is an American country music singer, songwriter and television personality. He has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached No. 1 on the country charts seven times: 'Mama Sang a Song' (1962), 'Still' (1963), 'I Get the Fever' (1966), 'For Loving You' (with Jan Howard, 1967), 'My Life (Throw It Away If I Want To)' (1969), 'World of Make Believe' (1974), and 'Sometimes' (with Mary Lou Turner, 1976). Twenty-nine more of his singles have reached the top ten. One of the most successful songwriters in country music history, Anderson is also a popular singer, earning the nickname 'Whisperin' Bill' for his soft vocal style and occasional spoken narrations. Artists who have recorded his material include Ray Price, Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Jim Reeves, Kenny Chesney, and George Strait.
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