The road is what country music is all about. And Whisperin’ Bill Anderson has been up and down the road.
When Bill began his music career 35 years ago, the mystique of touring promised freedom, adoring fans, and fame. But the reality was a cramped bus, strangers telling him they didn’t like what he wore on the Grand Ole Opry last week, and hotel employees more impressed that Rin Tin Tin had stayed there the day before.
But like all the country music greats, Bill kept going back to see what was around the next bend. What he found were the hilarious episodes and touching moments that all performers have to live through on their way to stardom. In this endearing collection of stories, Bill takes you on tour with country music’s greatest stars – Roy Acuff, Johnny Cash, Clint Black, Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton and many more – and shares their best memories.