Bill Anderson Net Worth, Age, Wife, Kids, House, Songs Is he Dead or Alive?

Bill Anderson Net Worth – $6 Million Dollars

Bill Anderson is an American country music singer, songwriter, and television personality who has a net worth of $6 million dollars

An eminent country singer with phenomenal composing and singing skills, he his maximum singles reached in Top 10 of prominent country charts. Featured several years at the Grand Ole Opry, Anderson has garnered all her assets as musician and TV personality.

Bill Anderson Age and Bio

Bill Anderson is an American singer and songwriter widely known as “Whisperin’ Bill Anderson”. He is also perceived as a prominent television personality and used to have his own TV show in the 1960s.

  • Birthday: 1 November 1937 (Age 81)
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, and TV Personality

Bill Anderson Wife – Becky Anderson and Children

With whom did Bill Anderson is married with? Married twice – Bette Anderson (1959-1969) and Becky Anderson (?-1997), Bill is the father of three children including Jamey Anderson. In 2003, he was charged with provoked domestic assault for hitting his girlfriend with a door while leaving in his car.

In 1959, he tied a knot with Bette Anderson, however, their relationship came to the end after complete 10 years of rocky marriage. His second wife was Becky Anderson and that too didn’t last long following their divorce in 1997.

Family, Grandson and Early Life

Currently, Anderson is living in his own house along with his son and grandchildren.

Born in Columbia, South Carolina, Anderson birth name is “James William Anderson II”. He is the son of James William Anderson Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Smith.

Grew up in Griffin and Decatur in Georgia, he was fascinated by television shows and sports since a young age.

  • Parents: James William Anderson Jr. and Elizabeth Smith
  • Wife: Bette Anderson  (1959-1969) and Becky Anderson (?-1997)
  • Children: Jamey Anderson, Terri Anderson, and Jenni Anderson
  • Marital Status: Divorced

Completing his high school, he attended the University of Georgia focusing on sports writing where he first experienced singing and songwriting. While there, he worked at WGAU (AM) as DJ all through his years in the university.

Later, he graduated with a bachelor degree in journalism from Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication of the university. He also served as a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and picked his first job at the Atlanta Constitution.

At the age of 19, he wrote “City Lights” when he was serving at WJJC-AM. The song was sung by Ray Prince and Mickey Gilley in 1958 and 1975 respectively where both versions topped the country charts.

Following, he moved to Nashville, Tennessee, taking the benefit of his big break and signed a recording deal with Decca Records.

Bill Anderson Height – 6 feet 4 inches  (1.93 m)

He has a height of 6 feet 4 inches. Bill Anderson has managed the ideal weight of 81 KG since 30 years. He still possesses fit body measurements that barely any people of his age have.

A captivating smile, impressive personality, and abundant talent, Anderson was born to rule country music as a complete package of beauty and beat.

His dark gray hair, expressive brown eyes, and model height are counted as his distinctive features.

  • Body Measurements: N/A
  • Plastic Surgery: N/A
  • Weight: 81 KG (180 lbs)

The legend of country music struggled 25 years with his obesity that used to weight 145 KG with customized diet routine and exercise. The passion to lose down the excessive fats led him to drop 63 kilos.

Over three decades, he has managed to stay with the appropriate weight of 81 kilos that looks proportionate to his tall height. He still indulges in a light workout and consumes organic food to stay healthy.

Vibrant by nature, Anderson has a notable sense of humor that makes him easy to love. He is fond of traveling, golf, artworks, and music. Aged 80, he still longs for exotic car rides and luxurious vacations.

Professional Career: Songs, Albums and TV Shows

Anderson is a veteran musician with several awards and honors. Inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, he has released 51 albums where his 29 over singles debuted in top ten.

He is associated with the Grand Ole Opry. He is associated with the Grand Ole Opry as well as anchored an interview program ‘Opry Backstage”.

Career Timeline:

  • (1957-59): Dropped three singles with minor TNT label which didn’t succeed in the country charts
  • (1959-63): Signed with Decca Records in Nashville under which he released hit singles like “Tip of My Fingers”, “Po’ Folks”, “Mama Sang a Song”, and “Still” which he composed on his own
  • (1977-78): Hosted a game show “The Better Sex” on ABC and later on TNN with co-anchor Sarah Purcell
  • 1978: succeeded to reach 19 times in top five all through the year with the hits such as “I Get the Fever”, “For Loving You”, “My Life”, and “Sometimes”
  • 1984: Released his double album “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow” that included three singles
  • 1989: Published his autobiography “Whisperin’ Bill” through Longstreet Press which became bestseller book around the south
  • 2010: Dropped his first music video “Thanks to You” and later “Old Army Hat” in 2014
  • 2018: Inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and is already been in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame

His compositions were recorded by numerous popular singers like Ray Price, Lynn Anderson, Eddy Arnold, Wanda Jackson, Roy Clark, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney.