Bill Anderson

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Nashville Network premiered 30 years ago today... and now it's back

    Thirty years ago today, something big happened in country music. On March 7, 1983, just two years after MTV and the Buggles ushered onto our television sets a consistent -- well, for a time -- rotation of pop music programming, The Nashville Network premiered. It revolutionized the country music vid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    Ten country songs to bring on the spring

    March is that time of year when we forget everything we've ever come to know about the month's wild mood swings. We ignore the weatherman's prognostications, and throw on shorts and short sleeves at the first sight of melting (read: slushy, gray, disgusting) snow. And so by our interpretation, guess ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    David "Stringbean" Akeman's murderer up for parole

    ​Today, we remember the gone-but-not-forgotten star of the Grand Ole Opry and Hee Haw David "Stringbean" Akeman, whose murderer came up for parole this week.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Teagan Marti fell 100 feet to ground on Terminal Velocity

    Image via YouTubeThe view down to the Terminal Velocity net -- when it's off the ground the way it's supposed to be.​That net that was supposed to catch 12-year-old Teagan Marti on the Terminal Velocity ride at Wisconsin Dells? When she was released from 100 feet in the air, it was laying on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2010

    Extreme World Terminal Velocity ride fails for 12-year-old girl

    Image via YouTubeTerminal Velocity is closed after its safety net failed​When it works as advertised, the Extreme World Terminal Velocity ride at Wisconsin Dells hauls you into the sky aboard a special cage. Then you do a free-fall drop into in a big net and get lowered to the ground. But it d ... More >>

  • Music

    May 2, 2007
  • Arts

    May 30, 2001

    Damned Ole Opry

    With their croaking vocals and enormous belt buckles, Nashville's neglected veterans seek shelter at the Midwest Country Music Theater-- a little bit of Branson back home

  • News

    February 4, 1998

    Road Kill

    Their cars were moving when James Lundquist and William Anderson opened fire on strangers. But was anyone at the wheel?