Remembering Country Queen Lynn Anderson (1947-2015)

Posted Jul 30, 2016 by Markos Papadatos
Last year, country music suffered its biggest loss. County queen Lynn Anderson passed away on July 30, 2015, at the age of 67 from a heart attack.
Country queen Lynn Anderson
Country queen Lynn Anderson
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She was best known for her smash single "Rose Garden," which earned her a Grammy award for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance," and the song's success catapulted her to cross-over fame in both the country and pop worlds. She was the first female country artist to ever sell out Madison Square Garden in New York City.
This past December, her signature tune "Rose Garden" turned 45 years old.
Prior to her passing, she released her critically-acclaimed gospel album, Bridges, which was her first solo album since 2004. It included the single "Drift Away Gospel," which was written by her long-time partner Mentor Williams (who had written the Dobie Gray original).
The album also featured the song "Get Up Joseph," where she collaborated with The Oak Ridge Boys, among other tracks.
Lynn Anderson was a true pioneer, who helped pave the way for all female artists in the country genre. Her latest album Bridges deserves a Grammy nomination, and she deserves to be inducted into the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
For more information on the legacy of Lynn Anderson, check out her official website.