Lynn Anderson

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Lynn Anderson:

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Legal name: Lynn Rene Anderson


Lynn Rene Anderson (September 26, 1947 – July 31, 2015) was a multi-award-winning American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the late 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, most notably her 1970 iconic, 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 the #13 artist of the 1970s according to Joel Whitburn's "Billboard Hot Country Singles" book and the highest ranking artist of the list not yet in the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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 to topping the U.S. country charts for five weeks, the song reached No. 3 on the Billboard Pop Chart. It also topped the charts in several countries around the globe, 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
1966 Ride, Ride, Ride 1
1968 Big Girls Don't Cry 1
1968 Promises, Promises 1
1969 At Home With Lynn 1
1969 Songs That Made Country Girls Famous 1
1969 With Love, From Lynn 1
1970 Lynn Anderson 1
1970 No Love at All 1
1970 Songs My Mother Wrote 1
1970 Stay There 'Til I Get There 1
1970 Uptown Country Girl 1
1971 How Can I Unlove You 1
1971 The Christmas Album 1
1971 I'm Alright 1
1971 Lynn Anderson With Strings 1
1971 Rose Garden 1
1971 With Strings 1
1971 You're My Man 1
1972 Cry 1
1972 Here's Lynn Anderson 1
1972 Listen to a Country Song 1
1973 Keep Me in Mind 1
1973 Top of the World 1
1974 It Makes You Happy 1
1974 Sings About Love 1
1974 Smile for Me 1
1974 What a Man My Man Is 1
1975 I've Never Loved Anyone More 1
1976 All the King's Horses 1
1977 I Love What Love Is Doing to Me/He Ain't You 1
1977 The Angel in Your Arms 1
1977 Wrap Your Love All Around Your Man 1
1978 From the Inside 1
1979 Outlaw Is Just a State of Mind 1
1980 Even Cowgirls Get The Blues 1
1983 Back 1
1988 What She Does Best 1
1992 Cowboy's Sweetheart 1
2004 The Bluegrass Sessions 1
2011 16 Biggest Hits 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 5
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

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