Alan Gordon "Al" Anderson is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Between 1971 and the early 1990s, he was the lead guitarist in the rock band NRBQ, also releasing several solo albums. He also played electric guitar on Jonathan Edwards' 1973 album Have a Good Time for Me. Prior to that, he was a member of The Wildweeds in the late 1960s. In the 1990s, Anderson shifted his focus to country music, writing hits for such acts as Carlene Carter, Vince Gill, Diamond Rio and Trisha Yearwood, as well as Tim McGraw's Number One hit "The Cowboy in Me" and several album cuts. Anderson has also released six solo albums.
- Born: July 26, 1947 (age 72), Windsor
- Aliases: Alan Gordon Anderson, Anderson, Al
- Genre: Country
- Websites: http://www.bigalanderson.com/