There is never a dull moment or a missing smile when you see or hear Bill Anderson. In a recent endeavor he enlisted four fellow Hall of Famers – Bobby Bare, Jimmy Fortune, Vince Gill and Willie Nelson – on a new collaboration, "The Country I Grew Up With."
The Country Music Hall of Famer and Grand Ole Opry titan is the rare songwriter whose first major label cut went to No. 1 on the charts, was named Song of The Year and sparked a writing career that is currently in its seventh decade.
"So far as I can determine, this is the first country record in history featuring five members of the Country Music Hall of Fame performing on one song. I am so proud that Willie and Vince and Jimmy and Bobby wanted to join me in taking this nostalgic look over our collective shoulders. I just hope it stirs up fond memories for everyone who hears it," Bill shared.
"The Country I Grew Up With" is co-written by Bill, Bobby Tomberlin and Lance Miller. The track is produced by Bill and Thomas Jutz, features a stellar lineup of musicians, including John Gardner (drums), Thomm Jutz (guitars), James Gordon Freeze (bass), Dirk Johnson (piano) Tammy Rogers (fiddle) and Scotty Sanders (pedal steel guitar).
Willie Nelson added, "Being a part of 'The Country I Grew Up With' is like taking a trip down memory lane. I'm proud to be a part of this musical tribute to the country we all grew up with." And Vince Gill reflected, "When I moved to Nashville, I had the good fortune to meet Bill, and we wrote a hit song together. What I’m most grateful for is his friendship. I’m honored that he asked me to be on this song with him and our fellow Country Music Hall of Famers."
Now this is a cast of artists that surely know what true country is. To listen & download head on over to: https://billanderson.lnk.to/TheCountryIGrewUpWith.