September 26, 1947 – July 30, 2015
Lynn Anderson was a very popular country singer who had several hits during the ’70s and ’80s. Her biggest hit was 1970’s “(I Never Promised You) A Rose Garden,” a Joe South penned song that hit #3 on the US Pop Charts and did nearly as well around the world. Anderson had more than 50 Top-4o hits and hit #1 on the Country Charts twelve times. She was nominated for seven Grammys and was awarded one for Best Female Country Performance in 1971. In 1974, she became the first woman to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden. Anderson took a break in 1980, but returned strong in 1983 with a Top 10 Country duet with Gary Morris, “You’re Welcome To Tonight.” She continued to record and perform live well into the 2000s – one of her biggest crowds came in 2009, when she performed at Coachella’s sister festival, Stagecoach. Her most recent release was a Country Gospel album, Bridges, which came out digitally in June of 2015. Lynn Anderson was 67 when she died of a heart attack.
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