Title - 'The Hits Re-Imagined'
Artist - Bill Anderson
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For those unaware, Whisperin' Bill Anderson boasts a renowned career that has seen extraordinary milestones, including his Country Music Hall of Fame induction; 59 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and 80 top-charting songs—37 of which were Top Ten hits in addition to seven #1 singles.
Anderson’s record-breaking songwriting has made him the only writer to chart country songs in seven consecutive decades.
The songwriting titan has received more than 50 BMI Awards, three CMA Awards and two ACM Awards; and in 2018 he was inducted into the all-genre Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Anderson continues to make his indelible mark on country music history with the release of his 73rd album, The Hits Re-Imagined, available today.
1. 'Bright Lights and Country Music'
2. 'Whiskey Lullaby'
3. 'Po' Folks'
4. 'I'll Wait for You'
5. 'City Lights'
7. 'Give It Away'
8. 'The Tips of My Fingers'
9. 'A Lot of Things Different'
10. 'Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn)'
11. 'Bright Lights and Country Music' (Instrumental)
12. 'Whiskey Lullaby' (Instrumental)
13. 'Po' Folks' (Instrumental)
14. 'I'll Wait for You' (Instrumental)
15. 'City Lights' (Instrumental)
16. 'Still' (Instrumental)
17. 'Give It Away' (Instrumental)
18. 'The Tips of My Fingers' (Instrumental)
19. 'A Lot of Things Different' (Instrumental)
20. 'Which Bridge To Cross (Which Bridge To Burn)' (Instrumental)
The album, which was co-produced by Anderson and Thomm Jutz, opens with the gentle hipsway of 'Bright Lights and Country Music' and backs that up seamlessly with the beautiful ballad 'Whiskey Lullaby,' the hometown reminiscing of 'Po' Folks,' another lo-fi ballad in 'I'll Wait for You, and then the peppy one-two of 'City Lights.'
The dulcet melodies of the aching ballad 'Still' makes this one of my own personal favorites and that's followed by the forbearing tale of a love broken down in 'Give It Away,' some genuine heartfelt vocal expressions can then be heard within 'The Tips of My Fingers,' and then the album rounds out with more reminiscing in 'A Lot of Things Different,' closing on the congenial, lo-fi country majesty of 'Which Bridge to Cross (Which Bridge to Burn).'
I say closes on that song, but in truth we also get ten more instrumental versions of the entire album, track for track, to heighten your Whisperin' Bill listening experience!
"A 10-song journey, Re-Imagined, spans Anderson’s career from his formative years before earning a place as a Grand Ole Opry staple in the 1960s to a second wave of songwriting success he unearthed in the 21st century." (Mathew Leimkuehler/ The Tennessean).
The Country Music Hall of Famer adds "his familiar, comforting croon" (Mathew Leimkuehler / The Tennessean) to his songs made famous by George Strait, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney and more.
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