Personalities | John Anderson | New Country & The Neo-Traditionalists

(Vocals, guitar, songwriter, b. 1954)

Neo-traditionalist Anderson’s early Nashville career was unsuccessful, but after 1977, the hits began, including an inspired 1981 version of Billy Joe Shaver’s ‘I’m Old Chunk Of Coal (But I’m Gonna Be A Diamond Someday)’, while early albums John Anderson (1980) and John Anderson 2 (1981) and singles ‘Wild And Blue’ (1982) and ‘Straight Tequila Nights’ (1992), are typical of his honest style.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music, consultant editor Bob Allen


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