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Op-Ed: Lynn Anderson deserves to be in 2018 Hall of Fame inductees

Posted Mar 5, 2018 by Markos Papadatos
Each year, around April, the Country Music Hall of Fame announces its inductees for country music's highest honor. Lynn Anderson, posthumously, deserves to be on this year's list.
Lynn Anderson
Lynn Anderson
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Anderson was a trailblazer in the country community in every sense of the word. She was the first woman in the genre to perform and sell out Madison Square Garden in New York City. She won the Grammy award for "Best Female Country Vocal Performance" in 1971 for her popular hit "Rose Garden," which propelled her into a cross-over, international country superstar. Her album and singles sales, as well as her commercial success on the Billboard charts speaks for itself.
June 15 is celebrated as "Lynn Anderson Day" in Nashville, thus keeping the memory alive of the "Great Lady of Country Music."
This past September, as Digital Journal reported, in honor of the late country queen, the "Keep Me in Mind" exhibit opened at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee.
Anderson is one of the most long-overdue women that deserve to be posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, along with the late female country pioneers Dottie West and June Carter Cash.
To learn more about Lynn Anderson and her music, visit her homepage.