Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1980 Warner Bros. released John Anderson's self-titled debut album?

It's true!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about John Anderson.

  • His middle name is David.
  • His first musical influences were not country artists, but rock and roll musicians such as Jimi Hendrix and The Rolling Stones.
  • He played in a rock band until the age of 15, when he discovered the music of George Jones and Merle Haggard and turned to country music.
  • He worked as a roofer at the Grand Ole Opry House before he made it big.
  • He lives in Smithville, Tennessee, his home for more than 30 years.