Bill Anderson was born with the name James William Anderson III on Nov. 1, 1937, in Columbia, S.C. He learned the guitar at age 12 and formed his own school band. He graduated in journalism from the University of Georgia, becoming a sports writer
and also working for a radio station in Commerce, Ga.
In 1958, Ray Price earned a gold record with Anderson's song, "City Lights," after Price heard his demo. Two years later, Anderson… read more
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