James William "Bill" Anderson III (born November 1, 1937) is a Country Music singer. Known as "Whisperin' Bill" for his soft-spoken delivery, he has recorded ever since 1958 for Decca, MCA, and various other labels. In addition, he has written songs for artists ranging from Dolly Parton and Lefty Frizzell to Sugarland to Kenny Chesney.
Tropes present in his work:
- Murder Ballad: "The Cold Hard Facts of Life"
- Re-release the Song: He re-recorded "Get a Little Dirt on Your Hands" in 1980 with David Allan Coe.
- Signature Style: He is known for speaking most of his lyrics in a soft-spoken, hushed delivery instead of singing.
- Suicide, Not Accident: "3 AM".
- This Is a Song: "This Is a Love Song".