December 13: Happy 60th birthday John Anderson

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Except maybe for Ricky Skaggs, this folksy eccentric sings fewer embarrassing songs than anyone in country music. Unlike Skaggs, he plays at innocence rather than striving for it, which is why there always seems to be something comic bubbling under the eager warmth of his voice. And as you soon learn from lyrics like “Black Sheep” and “Swingin’,” he’s unlike Skaggs in another way as well: he’s not a moralistic tight-ass
~Robert Christgau (about JA’s “Greatest Hits”)


From Wikipedia:

Birth name John David Anderson
Born December 13, 1954 (age 60)
Origin Apopka, Florida, USA
Genres Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, Electric guitar, Acoustic guitar, Banjo
Years active 1977–present
Labels Warner Bros., MCA, Capitol, RCA, BNA, Mercury, Columbia, Orpheus, Blu Mountain, Warner Bros./Raybaw, Country Crossing
Associated acts MuzikMafia, John Rich, Josh Turner

John Anderson

John David Anderson (born December 13, 1954, in Orlando, Florida) is an American country musician with a successful career that has lasted more than 30 years. Starting in 1977 with the release of his first single, “I’ve Got a Feelin’ (Somebody’s Been Stealin’)”, Anderson has charted more than 40 singles on the Billboard country music charts, including five Number Ones: “Wild and Blue”, “Swingin'”, “Black Sheep”, “Straight Tequila Night”, and “Money in the Bank”. He has also recorded twenty-two studio albums on several labels. His newest album, Bigger Hands, was released on June 2009, on the Country Crossing label.

Seminole Wind” on Opry Live on 11/11/2006:

Here is Anderson’s take on “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right“:

Album of the day:

RCA Country Legends (2002)

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