When Bill Anderson reflects on the evolution of the Grand Ole Opry since he joined the cast nearly 50 years ago, he says, “It has changed gradually, but, when you look at it in its entirety, there have been a lot of dramatic changes.” The same could be said about Bill’s career. Bill started his career as a sportswriter and disc jockey in Georgia. As Bill had hits of his own with songs, he continued to write for other artists, as well. He discovered Connie Smith and wrote her debut smash, “Once a Day,” along with many of her subsequent hits. Many other Opry stars have also cut Bill’s songs.