Country Music People December 2017 - Page 15

The David Allan Page 80 Years Of Whisperin’ A s we come to the end of a year in which we’ve lost a number of old friends, it’s good to report that veteran singer and songwriter supreme Bill Anderson is still as active as ever. Last month he celebrated his 80th birthday in real style with a party at the Grand Ole Opry attended by the likes Mo Pitney, Connie Smith, Steve Wariner, Ricky Skaggs, Don Schlitz and Mark Wills who all performed one of his songs on their segment of the iconic show. “Special memories, smiles and, yes, a few tears. They even rolled out a huge birthday cake