Country Music Hall of Famer Whisperin’ Bill Anderson is readying the release of his 72nd album, Anderson, available on Sept. 14. Fans can now pre-order the self-titled album and instantly download the lead single “Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One,” a duet with country music outlaw Jamey Johnson. Click HERE to pre-order Anderson.
Anderson, who was recently inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, co-wrote “Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One” with Johnson. In an exclusive with TheBoot.com, Anderson shared how he decided that a collaboration between the multi-generational singer-songwriters would best showcase the lyrics: “Everybody wants to be 21 / Full of life / Life full of fun / The young wish they were older, and the old wish they were young / Everybody wants to be 21.” Click HERE to read the full article.
The 11-song project was produced by Anderson, Thomm Jutz, and Peter Cooper recorded
and mixed by Jutz at TJ Tunes with assistant engineer Andy Kern and mastered by Alex Mccullough at True East Mastering. The Grand Ole Opry veteran co-wrote each of the additional tracks with venerable songwriters including John Paul White, Buddy Cannon, Paul Overstreet and more.
“You might think after my having released 71 albums during my career that I’d be tempted to yawn my way through the release of album No. 72,” expressed Anderson. “Well, that’s not the case at all. I’m looking forward to this one as much as any record I’ve ever put out. I know I’ve never enjoyed the recording process more than working here with Thomm Jutz and Peter Cooper. They had the vision…I just tried to follow their lead and bring their ideas to life. I only hope that as folks listen, they’ll feel we succeeded.”
ANDERSON TRACK LISTING:
1. Old Things New
(Buddy Cannon/ Paul Overstreet/ Bill Anderson)
2. Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One
(Jamey Johnson/ Bill Anderson)
3. Dixie Everywhere I Go
4. Dead To You
(John Paul White/ Bill Anderson)
5. Something To Believe In
6. Watchin’ It Rain
(Dave Gibson/ Bill Anderson)
7. That’s What Made Me Love You
(Orion Lore/ Bill Anderson)
8. Practice Leaving Town
(Bobby Tomberlin/ Lance Miller/ Bill Anderson)
9. The Only Bible
(Tim Rushlow/ Bill Anderson)
10. Waffle House Christmas
(Erin Enderlin/ Alex Kline/ Bill Anderson)