Bill Anderson is an American country music singer-songwriter and producer. He also has been credited as a television personality and author. As a songwriter, his compositions have been covered by various music artists since the late 1950s, including Ray Price and George Strait. As a singer, his soft-spoken singing voice was given the nickname "Whispering Bill Anderson" by music critics and writers. Anderson was raised in Decatur, Georgia and began composing songs while in high school.