Lynn Anderson

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Lynn Anderson:

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Legal name: Lynn Rene Anderson


Lynn Rene Anderson (September 26, 1947 – July 30, 2015) was a multi-award-winning American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, most notably her 1970 country-pop, worldwide megahit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden". Anderson's crossover appeal and regular exposure on national television helped her to become one of the most popular and successful country singers of the 1970s.

Anderson charted 12 No. 1, 18 Top 10, and more than 50 Top 40 hits. In addition to being named "Top Female Vocalist" by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) twice and "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the Country Music Association (CMA), Anderson won a Grammy Award (earning seven nominations), People's Choice Award and an American Music Award (AMA). She was named Billboard's Female Artist of the Decade (1970–1980).

Anderson was the first female country artist to win the American Music Award (in 1974), as well as the first to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden that same year.

Anderson debuted in 1966, at the age of 19, and had her first hit with Ride, Ride, Ride. After a series of Top 10 hit singles on the country charts during the late 1960s, Anderson signed with Columbia Records in 1970. Under Columbia, she had her most successful string of hits. Her signature song, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", remains one of the biggest selling country crossover hits of all time. In addition, the song also went to No. 3 on the Billboard Pop Chart and reached the top of the charts in several countries, an unprecedented achievement at the time. CMT ranks "Rose Garden" at No. 83 on its list of the "100 Greatest Songs in Country Music History". Anderson continued to record and remained a popular concert attraction until her death, regularly headlining major casino showrooms, performing arts centers and theaters.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1971 The Christmas Album 1
1971 Rose Garden 1
1974 What A Man My Man Is 1
1992 Cowboy's Sweetheart 1
2004 The Bluegrass Sessions 1
2005 Rose Garden 2
Rose Garden 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1982 The Best Of Lynn Anderson - Memories And Desires 1
1988 The Country Store Collection 1
1989 Listen to a Country Song 1
1996 Rose Garden 2
2002 Country Spotlight 1
2006 The Best of Lynn Anderson 1
20 All Time Classics 1
20 Golden Hits 1
Anthology: The Chart Years 1
Anthology: The Columbia Years 1
Greatest Hits 1
Pure Country 1
Stand by Your Man 1

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