2010 Career Achievement

Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and was raised near Atlanta, Georgia. While at UGA, he began working as a disc jockey on local radio stations. In 1957 in Commerce, Georgia, Anderson became the first broadcast personality ever heard by the listeners of WJJC the first day it signed on air. After graduation, he 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.” In 2002, Broadcast Music, Inc. named Anderson its first country music songwriting Icon and he is a member of the Country Music Hall of the Fame, the Grand Ole Opry, the Georgia Music Hall of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, the South Carolina Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame and the Georgia Broadcaster’s Hall of Fame.

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