Bill Anderson Hits Career Milestone With Seventh Decade On The Charts
May 1, 2015 at 10:59 AM (PT)
ALL ACCESS sends congratulations to COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME member BILL ANDERSON, who has logged yet another unprecedented career milestone as he logs an entry on the Country charts for seven straight decades with CURB artist MO PITNEY's debut single, "Country," which currently rests at #47 on the MEDIABASE Country singles chart. ANDERSON stands alone with this achievement, as no other songwriter in the history of the Country format has logged seven straight decades of chart success.
ANDERSON's first chart success came at the age of 21 with RAY PRICE's 1958 single "City Lights." He signed a recording contract to cut his own albums that same year and was asked to join the GRAND OLE OPRY in 1961, where he remains a weekly staple. ANDERSON's writing credits have included hits for legendary artists like LEFTY FRIZZELL, CONNIE SMITH, and CONWAY TWITTY as well as modern-day classics from current hit makers like KENNY CHESNEY, BRAD PAISLEY, and GEORGE STRAIT. He continues to be in high demand in the Country writing community and has worked as a mentor to PITNEY during the early stages of his career development.