Over the course of his near 50-year career, country music legend John Anderson, to the surprise of many, has never headlined Nashville‘s Ryman Auditorium. That all changed on SundayMay 21, when the veteran singer-songwriter took the stage at the historic “Mother Church” of country music.
“The Ryman is one of my favorite places to perform, period,” Anderson shared with The Tennessean prior to his concert. “Personally, it’s a special deal for me.”
Before a full house, Anderson slayed through hit after hit, performing classics such as “Swingin,” “Seminole Wind,” “Straight Tequila Night,” “Money in the Bank” and many more.
“I was part of Waylon’s last album recorded there and have been a part of Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam a few times,” says Anderson. “But to have a whole evening with my fans felt very special.“
About John Anderson
Multi-platinum selling John Anderson has one of the most instantly recognizable voices in country music. Over the course of his near 50-year career, Anderson has charted more than 60 singles on the country music charts, including 20 Top 10 hits, and six #1 hits: “Swingin,'” “Seminole Wind,” “Black Sheep,” “Wild and Blue,” “Straight Tequila Night,” and “Money in the Bank.”  Anderson has been the recipient of the CMA (Country Music Association) “Horizon Award” (1983), the CMA “Single of the Year Award” (“Swingin'” – 1983), the CMA “Album of the Year Award” (Common Thread: The Songs of the Eagles – 1994), and the ACM (Academy of Country Music) “Career Achievement Award” (1993). In 2014, he was inducted into the prestigious Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame.