Bill Anderson Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Salary

Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson Biography

Bill Anderson is an American country singer, songwriter, television personality, producer, and author. He is best known by his nickname ‘Whispering Bill Anderson’ by music critics and writers.

Bill went to school at the University of Georgia and graduated with a degree in journalism. He managed his way through college as a DJ on radio stations. Anderson started performing and writing songs at the age of 19 while in high school. Moreover, he composed ‘City Lights’ and started getting into the music industry.

Anderson got a recording contract with Decca Records and started releasing hit after hit. Some of his hit songs include Po’Folks, Mama Sang A Song, The Tips Of My Fingers, 8X10, and Still. His compositions were recorded by different musical talents such as Ray Price, Porter Wagoner, James Brown, Debbie Reynolds, Ivory Joe Hunter, Kitty Wells, Faron Young, Lawrence Welk, Dean Martin, Jerry Lee Lewis, Aretha Franklin, and Walter Brennan.


Anderson hosted a country music game show on The Nashville Network called, Fandango for 6 years. Moreover, he was later interviewed on a show called Opry Backstage. He also served as a co-producer of another TNN Show called, You Can Be A Star.

Additionally, Bill has appeared regularly as a guest star on television’s top shows like The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Match Game, Family Feud, and Hee Haw. Bill has also hosted the ‘Bill Anderson Visits With The Legends’ show on XM satellite radio for 7 years. Anderson has also hosted the Country’s Family Reunion on RFD-TV.

Bill was voted for membership in the all-genre Songwriters Hall Of Fame In 2018. He became the second recipient of the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award from the Nashville Songwriters’ Association. He has been touring and recording songs. In addition, he released the CD ‘Anderson’ in 2019. Bear Family Records also released Bill’s first box set called Bill Anderson.

Bill Anderson Age

How old is Bill Anderson? Bill is 86 years old as of November 2023. He was born James William Anderson III on November 1, 1937, in Columbia, South Carolina, in the United States of America. In addition, Bill celebrates his birthday on November 1st every year.

Bill Anderson Height | Weight

Anderson stands at an approximate height of 1.71 m and weighs 68 kg.

Bill Anderson’s Family

Anderson was born to Elizabeth and James William Anderson, Jr. and raised up in Decatur, Georgia. Bill’s father was an insurance agent and his mother was a homemaker. He is the eldest of two children. His sister is called Elizabeth Anderson and was born two years after Bill was born.

Bill Anderson Wife | Children

Anderson has been married two times and got divorced from both his marriages. He got married to his first wife Bette Anderson in 1959 and they got a divorce in 1969. Anderson got married to his second wife Becky Anderson in 1997 and they divorced in 1999.

Anderson has been blessed with three children, one boy, and two girls. Jamey Anderson, Jenni Anderson, and Terri Anderson. In addition, he has eight grandchildren.

Bill Anderson’s Net Worth

Anderson has an estimated net worth of $6 million. His income is mainly attributed to his career as a country singer, songwriter, television personality, producer, and author.

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