Bill, John and Lynn Anderson

Celebrities, Celebrity Q&A, People
on October 19, 2003

A friend and I have a dinner bet on the relationship between country singers Lynn Anderson and Bill Anderson. I say they aren't related, but he says they are brother and sister.
—Eulah S., Oregon

Looks like you're getting a free dinner because country music singers Lynn Anderson, 56, and Bill Anderson, 65, aren't related in any way. "I get asked that all the time and she does too," Bill Anderson says. "I saw John Anderson the other night at the Opry and he gets it too. We played a place in Nevada recently where Lynn had just played and people said, 'I saw your sister last week.'" Bill performs at the Grand Ole Opry most weekends, when he's not on the road singing hits such as Po' Folks, The Tips of My Fingers and Still. "I'm still a ham at heart," he says. "I still enjoy getting up on the stage and acting crazy and having fun with the fans." Despite his hectic schedule, he's made a renewed commitment to his first love: songwriting. He wrote the Kenny Chesney hit A Lot of Things Different, as well as Steve Wariner's Two Teardrops and Mark Wills' Wish You Were Here. Lynn Anderson, best known for the 1970 hit Rose Garden, still performs regularly. In her spare time, she's also a horsewoman who has won 16 national championships in various cutting horse competitions.