Bill Anderson was presented the Business Person Award by the Reunion of Professional Entertainers (R.O.P.E.) in Nashville. This marks his third time being honored by the organization. In 1993 Anderson was presented with their Songwriter Award, and in 2010 he was given their Entertainer Award. All three awards are deemed as Lifetime Achievement Awards, rather than an award for any one specific year’s work.
R.O.P.E. has been officially uniting the country music entertainment industry in fellowship since 1983. Its membership roster includes artists, songwriters, record producers, booking agents, record promoters, disc jockeys, and music business executives.