Al Anderson (NRBQ)

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Al Anderson
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Background information
Also known as Big Al Anderson
Born (1947-07-26) July 26, 1947 (age 66)
Windsor, Connecticut, USA
Genres Rock
Country
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Guitar
Years active 1966-present
Associated acts NRBQ and The Wildweeds

Alan Gordon "Al" Anderson (born July 26, 1947 in Windsor, Connecticut) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. Between 1971 and the early 1990s, he was the lead guitarist in the rock band NRBQ, also releasing several solo albums. He also played electric guitar on Jonathan Edwards' 1973 album Have a Good Time for Me. Prior to that, he was a member of The Wildweeds in the late 1960s.

In the 1990s, Anderson shifted his focus to country music, writing hits for such acts as Carlene Carter, Vince Gill, Diamond Rio and Trisha Yearwood, as well as Tim McGraw's Number One hit "The Cowboy in Me" and several album cuts. Anderson has also released six solo albums.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Al Anderson (Vanguard Records, 1972)
  • Party Favors (Rykodisc, 1988)
  • Pay Before You Pump (Imprint Records, 1996)
  • After Hours (Legacy, 2006)
  • Pawn Shop Guitars (AAM Records, 2007)
  • Strings (Amigo Grande, 2012)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart
positions
Album
US
1973 "We'll Make Love" 101[2] Al Anderson

List of country singles composed by Al Anderson[edit]

Besides his work in NRBQ, Anderson has written or co-written the following country singles:

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