Saturday, March 5, 2016

JOHN ANDERSON APPEARS ON HEARTLAND TV WEEK OF MARCH 7

JOHN ANDERSON APPEARS ON ALL-NEW EPISODE OF "REFLECTIONS" AIRING ON HEARTLAND TV WEEK OF MARCH 7

Anderson Also Serves Up the Hits on Upcoming Episode of "Larry's Country Diner" Airing March 5 on RFD-TV
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 4, 2016) – In celebration of his highly acclaimed album Goldmine, country legend John Anderson is giving fans an in-depth look at his journey in an upcoming episode of the hit TV show, “Reflections.” Anderson will sit down with Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame DJ Keith Bilbrey to discuss some of the biggest milestones of his career. “Reflections” airs on The Heartland Network Thursdays 8/7c (6 p.m. CST on WSMV 4.2 in Nashville) and Saturdays 4/3c. Viewers can also tune in to Blue Highways TV, Sky Angel Two, The Family Channel and AMG TV to watch. Check your local listings for channels and airtimes.

The “Swingin’” hit-maker will also appear on RFD-TV March 5 for a very special episode of “Larry’s Country Diner.” This must-see episode features Anderson performing songs from his latest album, Goldmine, while also catching up with host Larry Black. Owned and produced by Gabriel Communications, “Larry’s Country Diner” is one of the top-rated programs airing on the RFD-TV network, which is No. 9 among all cable networks in growth since 2011. More than 1.6 million viewers tune in every month. Enter your zip code here to find RFD-TV in your area.

After recently celebrating the 35th anniversary of his debut album, Anderson’s traditional country sound resonates throughout his latest CD, Goldmine. Listed as one of Rolling Stone’s “40 Best Country Albums of 2015," Anderson was also dubbed “The Torch Bearer” for traditional country music by NASH Country Weekly. Make no mistake about it, Anderson is out to prove to fans all across North America that traditional country music is alive and well. With nearly all of his shows in 2015 being sold out, he may be right after all.

John Anderson On Tour:
Mar 12 - West Palm Beach, Fla. - South Florida Fair
Apr 01 – Opp, Ala. – Channell-Lee Stadium
Apr 02 – Cape Coral, Fla. – Naples Boat Show & Seafood Show
Apr 22 - Effingham, Ill. - Effingham Performance Center
Apr 23 – Sioux City, Iowa – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
May 21 – Rocky Mount, Va. – Harvester Performance Center – Acoustic
Jun 03 – Panama City, Fla. – Marina Civic Center
Jul 01 – Talladega, Ala. – Talladega Superspeedway
Jul 09 – Brainerd, Minn. – Iconic Fest – Green Lantern
Aug 20 – Durant, Okla. – Choctaw Grand Theater
Sep 11 – Alexandria Bay, N.Y. – Thousand Islands Winery
Sep 15 – Dade City, Fla. – Dan Cannon Auditorium
Sep 16 – Renfro Valley, Ky. – Renfro Valley Entertainment Center
Sep 17 – Morehead, Ky. – Poppy Mountain Bluegrass Festival

About John Anderson:
Raised in Apopka, Fla., Anderson was exposed to both rock and traditional country growing up and, as incendiary rock outfits like Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Lynyrd Skynyrd honed their chops around him, learned to love (and play) both types of music. But Anderson resisted the call of rock 'n roll, electing rather to pursue his country music dreams. It was the traditional country ballads that lured him in and changes music history, songs like Porter Waggoner's "Green, Green Grass of Home."

Anderson moved to Nashville in 1972, working construction by day (including as a roofer at the Grand Ole Opry House) and playing the honky-tonks at night. He signed to Warner Bros. in 1977, and notching his first major hit in 1980 with Billy Jo Shaver's "I'm Just an Old Chunk of Coal (But I'm Gonna Be a Diamond Someday)." Other hits, including the classic "Wild and Blue" in 1982, solidified his status as a powerful new voice in country music. "Swingin'," written by Anderson and Lionel Delmore, blew the roof off a year later, exploding to No.1 on the Billboard Country chart, propelling Anderson to the CMA Horizon Award, and becoming one of the most enduring hits in the country canon.

Anderson plowed through the ebbs and flows of country music (and the country music business) throughout the '80s, and in the early 1990s engineered one of the greatest "comeback" runs (he never really left) in the history of the genre. Seminole Wind, released on BNA, produced hit singles in "Straight Tequila Night," "When It Comes To You," "Money in the Bank," and the stirring title cut. The latter would have never been released had Anderson not stuck to his guns, a familiar refrain throughout his career as the artist has wound his way through virtually all of Nashville's major labels.

Despite his music biz travails, Anderson, who has made his home in Smithville, TN, for more than 30 years, is far from a bitter man. Rather, he feels more than blessed, and subscribes to the mentality expressed in Goldmine’s compelling “Don’t forget to Thank the Lord.”

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