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article imageOp-Ed: Lynn Anderson still missing from the Country Music Hall of Fame

By Markos Papadatos     Apr 16, 2017 in Music
With the Country Music Hall of Fame inductees announced for 2017, there is one woman who is noticeably missing: the late Lynn Anderson.
Lynn Anderson was the first female country artist to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York City. Her critically-acclaimed Rose Garden album had topped the country album charts 46 years ago, and it went on to break records. In 1971, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden" won the Grammy award for "Best Country Vocal Performance, Female," where Anderson bested nominated songs by Wanda Jackson, Tammy Wynette, Jean Shepard and Dolly Parton.
Anderson passed away on July 30, 2015. To this day, her music is still being remembered and honored by some of today's biggest stars in country such as Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood and Martina McBride, among others.
For all of these reasons and more, Lynn Anderson deserves to be inducted in the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has rightfully earned that privilege, and her lengthy body of musical work speaks for itself.
The same holds true for country legend Dottie West, who passed away in 1991. Both of these women belong in the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Dottie West in Bob Mackie outfit
Dottie West in Bob Mackie outfit
Ron Harman
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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