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As a studio musician, vocalist, composer and producer, Eddie Anders’ vocal and keyboard artistry have been heard by millions on radio & television jingles for Toyota, Pontiac, GMC Trucks, Great Lakes Airlines, Cadillac & countless more. For nearly three decades, Eddie has performed in major concert halls, theatres, arenas & churches across America and beyond - including renowned venues such as The Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Toronto’s Massey Hall, and The Bellagio in Vegas. 


He has performed as a band member and vocalist for music groups and theatre companies including The Gaithers, Roger Breland & Truth, Daybreak, The Great American Opry, Country Tonite Theatre, Dollywood, and his own award-winning family entertainment venue, 

Eddie’s Heart & Soul Cafe in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. 


As a session and touring musician & vocalist, he has performed on stage or in the studio with a wide variety of artists including EmmyLou Harris, Dolly Parton, Steve Lukather, The Gaither Vocal Band, Albert Lee, Phil Keaggy, Percy Sledge, Steven Curtis Chapman, Tom Hemby, Johnny Rivers, 4Him, James Burton, Amy Grant, Craig Morgan, The Speers, Bill Champlin, Sam Bush, Eric Johnson, 

Dann Duff, Steve Cropper, Lenny LeBlanc, and countless others.


In March 2000, Eddie was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award 

by the North American Country Music Association International. 

He continues an active recording and international concert schedule. 


WAKING UP DEAD is a true story of suicide, divine intervention and a life transformed. A true accounting directly from author and songwriter, Eddie Anders on what he calls his dark night of the soul when life seemed too hard to continue any longer, even though from the outside, it looked as if he had it all. At age 50, after more than thirty years of ministry, he checked into a Minneapolis hotel, consuming a massive amount of Ambien, Dramamine and Phenergan with the full intention of taking his own life. Rescued, healed and reinvented . . . Eddie has discovered all the fulness of a brand new life.


This is more than a memoir and readers are sure to be hooked as he shares in detail all he’s learned over a decade concerning what led him to self-destruction and the process of overcoming depression. 


Written with the goal and hope to rescue as many people as possible from drowning in depression and potential suicide, WAKING UP DEAD is a powerful read certain to leave audiences moved and aware.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS 

is the companion music cd to the book 

WAKING UP DEAD.


This unique collection of powerful music 

is a joyful celebration of new life and hope -  

featuring guest performances by friends 

VINCE GILL - STEVE LUKATHER of TOTO 

MICHAEL OMARTIAN - SAM BUSH - TOM HEMBY 

PHIL KEAGGY - DOYLE DYKES 

PAUL LEIM  GEORGE MARINELLI - ANDY CHRISMAN 

DANNY SERAPHINE and BILL CHAMPLIN of CHICAGO 

TAMARA CHAMPLIN - KIRK SULLIVAN

ANTHONY SALLEE - DAVID ROLLINS - SCOTTY WILBANKS 

 MARK HILL and SCOTT KELLY.

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