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Fast Facts - Biographical Information

All information in this section comes from a 1996 magazine article titled "John Anderson Star Stats," compiled by Cynthia E. Rigg.

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FULL NAME: John David Anderson

BIRTHDATE: December 13, 1954

HAIR: Blond

EYES: Blue

SPOUSE: Jamie, married 1983

CHILDREN: Brionna, Alexa Kate

PARENTS: Juanita, homemaker; and George, a retired Marine Corps master sergeant and former landscape superintendent at the University of Central Florida

FAMILY: Five siblings

FAVORITE GUITARS: Gibson Les Paul, Martin D-35 acoustic, Gibson J-1000

EARLY BANDS: The Weed Seeds (seventh grade); Living End (high school)

NASHVILLE ARRIVAL: In 1972, John drove to Nashville in his VW.

FIRST SONG WRITTEN IN NASHVILLE: "Long Cold Winter"

PREVIOUS JOB: On a construction crew that built the roof of the new Grand Ole Opry House

GRAND OLE OPRY DEBUT: In 1981, he sang "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)."

HOBBIES: Gardening

FAVORITE CHARITY: National Kidney Foundation

FAVORITE PERFORMERS/INFLUENCES: Lefty Frizzell, Hank Williams, George Jones, Merle Haggard, the Delmore Brothers, Levon Helm, Ray Charles

GUITAR INSPIRATIONS: Chet Atkins, Roy Buchanan, Roy Nichols

FAVORITE SPORTS: Fishing, hunting

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