Story Behind The Song: Bill Anderson - "Dixie Everywhere I Go"

Find out more about the country music icon's forthcoming album "Anderson." See what he has to say about this wonderful track and how it came to be written for the project!

Below, you'll find the story behind the song "Dixie Everywhere I Go" from Anderson, the forthcoming album from Songwriter's Hall of Fame inductee "Whisperin'" Bill Anderson. It's the 72nd album of his storied career. After watching the video, you can find out more about the album by scrolling below.

Country Music Hall of Famer Whisperin’ Bill Anderson is readying the release of his 72nd album, Anderson, available on Sept. 14. Fans can now pre-order the self-titled album and instantly download the lead single “Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One,” a duet with country music outlaw Jamey Johnson. Pre-order Anderson here.

The 11-song project was produced by Anderson, Thomm Jutz and Peter Cooper, recorded and mixed by Jutz at TJ Tunes with assistant engineer Andy Kern and mastered by Alex Mccullough at True East Mastering. The Grand Ole Opry veteran co-wrote each of the additional tracks with venerable songwriters including John Paul White, Buddy Cannon, Paul Overstreet and more.

“You might think after my having released 71 albums during my career that I'd be tempted to yawn my way through the release of album No. 72,”  expressed Anderson. “Well, that's not the case at all. I'm looking forward to this one as much as any record I've ever put out. I know I've never enjoyed the recording process more than working here with Thomm Jutz and Peter Cooper. They had the vision...I just tried to follow their lead and bring their ideas to life. I only hope that as folks listen, they'll feel we succeeded.”

1.  Old Things New
(Buddy Cannon/ Paul Overstreet/ Bill Anderson)
2.  Everybody Wants To Be Twenty-One
(Jamey Johnson/ Bill Anderson)
3.  Dixie Everywhere I Go
(Bill Anderson)
4.  Dead To You
(John Paul White/ Bill Anderson)
5.  Something To Believe In
(Bill Anderson)
6.  Watchin’ It Rain
(Dave Gibson/ Bill Anderson)
7.  That’s What Made Me Love You
(Orion Lore/ Bill Anderson)
8.  Practice Leaving Town
(Bobby Tomberlin/ Lance Miller/ Bill Anderson)
9.  The Only Bible
(Tim Rushlow/ Bill Anderson)
10.  Waffle House Christmas
(Erin Enderlin/ Alex Kline/ Bill Anderson)
11.  Thankful
(Bill Anderson)