John Anderson's newest release, Anthology,
features redone versions of 29 classic Anderson songs, plus the previously unreleased instrumental A
Small Farm in Kentucky.
The set list features more than the
usual compilation fare-Seminole Wind, Swingin'. It also offers songs
like Long Black Veil, Occasional Eagle, and Tokyo Oklahoma
that are rare or non-existent in CD format. Plus Chicken Truck with
an alternate intro.
Audium and Koch Entertainment to back JA Records
John Anderson has signed an agreement with Audium Records. Audium &
Anderson have created Anderson's own imprint JA Records. The label will be manufactured, marketed, promoted, and distributed
by Audium Records and Koch Entertainment.
Backtracks CD renamed, re-released
The Backtracks CD-featuring eleven of John Anderson's earliest
recordings-has been renamed Somehow Someway Someday, and was re-released in late April 2002.
Grand Ole Opry Appearance
John Anderson performed at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday, March 9. He
played two songs, "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday" and "Seminole Wind." The performance
was televised on CMT.
Fan Club Closed
The John Anderson International fan club has closed. Anybody interested
in a new source for tour dates can log on to the web site http://www.pollstar.com
There is a small article about John Anderson in the December/January
issue of Country Music magazine (it has George Jones on the cover).
"Amazing" appearance at Fan Jam
Fan Jam is an all day country concert held in Minnesota every year. This
year it became a fund-raiser for the victims of the attack on America.
John Anderson was one of the artists performing
at Fan Jam Sunday Sept. 16 and he brought the crowd to its feet at the end of his show when he sang "Amazing Grace". There
weren't many dry eyes when he was done (if any).
John Anderson's a Real Doll!
The WE Fest is proud to introduce Bobble John, a hand-painted Bobble
Head doll in the likeness of WE Fest favorite John Anderson. Manufactured by Alexander Global, the company that produces Bobble
Head dolls for the NBA, NFL, NHL, Major League Baseball and Nascar, the John Anderson doll is the very first entertainment
doll to roll off the Alexander Global line. ***These were sold for a limited time by WE Fest coordinators. Some can still
be found up for auction from time to time on the http://www.ebay.com web site.
John Anderson played two songs on his televised Grand Ole Opry appearance
on April 21, 2001. The first was a moving rendition of "I Ain't Afraid of Dying" off his new CD "Nobody's Got it All." Then
he swung into "Swingin'", a crowd pleaser as always.
Before the performance, John was interviewed by Lorrie Morgan on
Backstage at the Opry. They mentioned a few of his songs, and John talked a little about recording his new CD.
On March 31-April 2, Country.com featured an article on John Anderson.
Topics in the article included his new CD "Nobody's Got it All", the music business, and the importance of fan support.