Bill Anderson Is a Hall of Fame Poet and Prophet
Country Music Hall of Fame inductee Bill Anderson is being honored at the Hall again as part of their Poets and Prophets: Legendary Country Songwriters series. The series spotlights songwriters who've made significant contributions to the history of country music. The program on Dec. 12 at 1:30 PM, takes place in the Museum's Ford Theater and is included with Hall of Fame admission.
The program, featuring an interview followed by a performance from the songwriting legend, will be streamed live in its entirety at the Museum's website.
Bill Anderson was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. In recent years, he has earned two CMA Awards for Song of the Year -- in 2005 for 'Whiskey Lullaby' by Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and again in 2007 for George Strait's 'Give It Away.'
Previous honorees in the Poets and Prophets series include Matraca Berg, Bobby Braddock, Jerry Chesnut, Hank Cochran, Dean Dillon, John D. Loudermilk, Bob McDill, Curly Putman, Whitney Shafer, Jeffrey Steele and Craig Wiseman.