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.