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FLASHBACK: Bill Anderson Charms The Crowd With Touching Performance Of 'Still'

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With a career spanning over half a century, Bill Anderson has managed to place 36 of his singles within the top ten spots on the charts. 

Of those 36 singles, he has a total of seven number one hits to his name, one of the most recognizable being his 1963 single "Still." 

"Still" was released on Anderson's album of the same title, and became his second number one hit. The song remained in that spot on the chart for seven non-consecutive weeks, and also crossed over to claim the eighth spot on the Billboard pop chart.

Wearing a bright green outfit and playing his acoustic guitar, Anderson took to the stage of a television show to play "Still" following the release of the song. 

This performance makes it clear how Anderson earned the nickname "Whisperin' Bill," as he sings so softly that it really sounds like he's whispering.

In the middle of the song, Anderson stops singing and speaks through part of the song, looking directly at the crowd while he somberly says "I don't know who you're with, I don't even know where you've gone. My only hope is that some day you might hear this song."

Although on the surface, the song seems to be about the narrator's heartache over a break up, on a deeper level it could be the narrator mourning the death of someone he loved.

Because of its powerful double meaning, it's no surprise when Anderson gets a little emotional while performing the song. At the end of the performance the audience applauds for him softly, being respectful of the fact that he's clearly moved by the song.

Watch Anderson's touching live performance of "Still" in the video below.

Once you watch this performance, you'll be able to understand why Anderson is now considered to be a country music legend.

LYRICS BELOW

(Still)
Though you broke my heart
(Still)
Though we're far apart
(I love you still)

(Still)
After all this time
(Still)
You're still on my mind
(I love you still)

I've lost count of the hours and I've lost track of the days
In fact, I've lost just about everything since you went away
(I love you still)
Everything that is except the memories you left me
And that's one things that no one can mar

I don't know who you're with, I don't even know where you've gone
My only hope is that some day you might hear this song
And you'll know, I wrote it especially for you
(I love you still)
And I love you wherever you are

(Still)
After all this time
(Still)
You're still on my mind
(I love you still)

This flame in my heart is like an eternal fire
For every day it burns hotter and every day it burns higher
(I love you still)
And I haven't been able to put out one little flicker
Not even with all of these tears

My friends all think, I'm crazy and maybe I am
But I'll carry this torch just as long as I can
For someday you might just decide to come home
(I love you still)
And I want you to know, I'm still here

(Still)
Though you broke my heart
(Still)
Though you're far apart
(I love you still)

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