Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

‘Whispering Bill’ Anderson to perform at Honeywell

Posted: Friday, January 26, 2018

Country icon Bill Anderson will perform on stage at the Honeywell Center’s Ford Theater on Saturday, February 17, at 7:30 p.m. The corporate is provided by Bickford Assisted Living of Wabash.

Anderson has released more than 40 albums and recorded seven #1 hits including “Mama,” “Sang a Song,” “Still,” “I Get the Fever,” and “World of Make Believe.” He came to be known as ‘Whispering Bill’ for his soft vocal style and spoken narration.

Although born in Columbia, South Carolina, Anderson spent most of his growing-up years around Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism, having worked his way through college as a disc jockey on nearby radio stations. It was while he was still in school that he began performing and writing songs. At the age of nineteen, he composed the country classic, “City Lights,” and began rapidly carving his place in musical history.

Anderson moved to Nashville, Tennessee, secured a recording contract with Decca Records, and began turning out hit after hit with songs like “Po ’Folks,” “Mama Sang A Song,” “The Tips Of My Fingers,” “8X10,” and the unforgettable country and pop smash, “Still.” His compositions were recorded by such diverse musical talents 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, Walter Brennan and many others.

Believing the old saying, ‘If you want someone’s attention, whisper,’ Bill Anderson has been using that philosophy for over fifty years to capture the attention of millions of country music fans around the world. Doing so has earned him a membership into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and to become one of the most popular and enduring entertainers of our time.

Tickets to see Bill Anderson are $50 (orchestra pit), $36 (main floor) and $26 (balcony), and may be purchased online at www.honeywellcenter.org or by calling the Honeywell Foundation Box Office at (260) 563-1102.