Country Music icon whose 30-plus year career landed him in the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, class of 2014. Known for hits like "Wild and Blue," and "Black Sheep," Anderson has had five Number Ones on the Billboard country music charts.
In 1977 he moved to Nashville, TN to pursue country music. He looked for any work he could find, including as a roofer at the famous Grand Ole Opry, and performed his music in venues by night, eventually finding success with his first single "I've Got a Feelin' (Somebody's Been Stealin')."
With the release of his 1993 single "Money in the Bank," Anderson was given the Career Achievement Award by the Academy of Country Music.
He lived with his sister, arriving unannounced, when he moved to Nashville.
Anderson continued to write new music during his career, including 2007's album Easy Money, which was produced by John Rich, one half of the hit country duo, Big & Rich.