James William "Bill" Anderson III is an American country music singer, songwriter and television personality. He has released more than 40 studio albums and has reached No. 1 on the country charts seven times: "Mama Sang a Song", "Still", "I Get the Fever", "For Loving You", "My Life", "World of Make Believe", and "Sometimes". Twenty-nine more of his singles have reached the top ten. One of the most successful songwriters in country music history, Anderson is also a popular singer, earning the nickname "Whisperin' Bill" for his soft vocal style and occasional spoken narrations. Artists who have recorded his material include Ray Price, Wanda Jackson, Connie Smith, Lynn Anderson, Jim Reeves, Brad Paisley, Kenny Chesney, and George Strait. Anderson has made several television appearances, including two stints as a game show host: The Better Sex in 1977, and the country music-themed quiz show Fandango on The Nashville Network.
- Born: November 1, 1937 (age 81), Columbia
- Spouse: Becky Anderson
- Aliases: 'Whispering' Bill Anderson, Anderson, Bill, James William Anderson, James William Anderson III, Whisperin' Bill, Whispering Bill Anderson
- Genre: Country
- Websites: http://www.billanderson.com/