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*** CMT Cross Country ***
 
On May 17, John Anderson  joined Big & Rich on CMT's Cross Country program. The show  featured songs from both artists. It  also showed behind the scenes interviews.

January 26, 2006   John & Josh
 
John shares duet chores on Track 6. on Josh Turner's NEW CD (Your Man) which was released on MCA Nashville January 24th. The song title is "White Noise" which was co-written by John and Josh. For a time, you can hear the album by clicking here.

Opry Appearance
 
OPRY appearance. John Anderson will be performing on the Grand Ole Opry this weekend, Saturday, June 17.

(Dec. 18, 2005) WILD AND BLUE
 
CD Universe is taking pre-orders for John Anderson's "Wild and Blue" on CD. The CD is scheduled to be out on January 31. Hopefully, this will come to pass, and we can all have this gem on upgraded technology. You can read more here: http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=7014159&style=music&cart=293826599&BAB=M

Opry appearance
 
John appeared at the Opry Saturday, October 3.

Opry Appearance
 
On Saturday, May 7 2005 John Anderson made another appearance at the Grand Ol Opry.

10/23/04 Drinking songs

On October 23 04 CMT aired The Greatest: 40 Greatest Drinking Songs: Morning After-Part 2. John Anderson's "Straight Tequila Night" came in at #14.

08/31/04 - Gospel music concert.... 
Country music star John Anderson performed a gospel music concert Sunday night at the Smithville Church of God gymnasium. (The Smithville Review newspaper)

08/31/04 - John Anderson praises God, gives back to community with gospel concert
John and Jamie Anderson played gospel music before a near-capacity crowd Sunday night at the Smithville Church of God. It was there way of saying thanks. No one left disappointed. (The Smithville Review newspaper)

 

Gospel Album Announced
 
The last couple of months John and his band has worked on a gospel album and the debut of this new CD will be on August 29th at a church in his hometown Smithville. John and his band and wife Jamie will be singing.

Seminole Wind #57 (April 2004)

Seminole Wind ranked #57 on CMT 100 Greatest Music Videos.

John's dad dies

George Jr. ANDERSON
Age 86
January 16, 2004
Smithville, TN
Passed away January 16, 2004. He was a retired Master Sgt. with the U.S. Marine Corp, and Retired Supervisor with the University of Central Florida, Mr. Anderson also was the Mgr. of the first Little League team of Apopka, FL. He attended the Smithville Church of God. He is survived by his wife, Juanita Anderson of Smithville; 6 children, Donna Anderson of Nashville; Gall (Jim) Morrill of Charleston, SC; Karen (Mike) Kidd of Smithville; John (Jamie) Anderson of Smithville; Deeanna (Bill) Wall of Hendersonville; Tim Anderson of Smithville; 8 grandchildren also survive. Funeral Services will be conducted Monday January 19, 2004 at 1 p.m. at DeKalb Funeral Chapel in Smithville with Bro. Donnie Kelly officiating. Interment to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Sunday 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Monday 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. DEKALB FUNERAL CHAPEL, Smithville, (615) 597-9400
(Reprinted from The Tenneseean, a Nashville, TN newspaper.)

John on the mend
 
According to CMT.com, John Anderson has been released from a Charleston hospital after having an angioplasty and a stent placed in his heart over the weekend. He is expected to make a full recovery and will likely return to the road in a week or so. 9/2/03
 

Magazine article

To read the Country Weekly article about John, called "Still Swingin'" click here.

Another Opry Appearance
 
John Anderson preformed at the Opry on July 11, 2003.

Opry Appearance

John Anderson performed at the Grand Ole Opry on February 8, 2003. Songs featured on the CMT coverage of the event were "Swingin'", "Straight Tequila Night," and "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)" Noted songwriter/singer Billy Joe Shaver joined Anderson in singing "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal..."

Two CD compilation released.
 
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 VeilOccasional 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

Magazine article

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!

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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.

TV Appearance

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.

Country.com article

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.