Country hunk Keith Anderson building strong careerWritten by Vicki L. Kroll | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Keith Anderson can’t wait to hit the stage.
“We’ve been in the studio for two and a half months, so we’re biting at the bit, the band and I, to get out and play some live shows,” he said.
Anderson was calling from Nashville, where he’s finishing his second disc, which will be released later this year.
“This next record is so important. I’m glad I had the time to really concentrate on it,” he said. “There was a time when you could have two hits and you were going to be around a long time. In today’s world, it’s such a competitive market; you have to continue to deliver and bring great music.”
Anderson’s 2005 debut, “Three Chord Country and American Rock & Roll,” pumped out four hits —“Pickin’ Wildflowers,” “Every Time I Hear Your Name,” “XXL” and “Podunk.”
“I write as much as I can from what I’ve lived and what I know, whether it’s a big party song or a love song,” said the native of Miami, Okla. “You need to have real lyrics, and to go along with that, you have to have an amazing melody that captures and gets in your ear and stays there.”
It doesn’t hurt to be a knockout. Anderson was included in People magazine’s “50 Hottest Bachelors” issue in 2005 and named “Ultimate Country Star” by Men’s Fitness magazine.
“One of the first things we do is try to find a gym. That’s part of our rider when we come in to town — ask ahead of time where the local gym is and have a ride to get there,” he said. “Me and a couple guys from the band go every day.”
Anderson will open for Dierks Bentley at 7:30 p.m. March 1 at the SeaGate Convention Centre. Tickets are $34.75 and $29.75.