Lynn Anderson, singer of Rose Garden, dies aged 67

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Country Singer Lynn Anderson Passes Away At 67.

Anderson first experienced the national spotlight as a young singer on The Lawrence Welk Show between 1967 and 1969. The star — best known for her 1964 hit “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” — passed away on Thursday, July 30 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., TMZ confirmed earlier today.

It was Rose Garden that sealed her country music legacy, earning her a Grammy and Country Music Association’s female vocalist of the year award in 1971. Written by Joe South, the song has been covered by artists including kd lang, Martina McBride and Kon Kan, who had a hit with a Hi-NRG-tinged version in 1989. Lynn — who was previously married to country singer Glenn Sutton and oilman Harold “Spook” Stream III — is survived by her father, three adult children, four grandchildren and her partner Mentor Williams.

Anderson made television appearances with such stars as Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, John Wayne and Tom Jones, and she performed for presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan. Although she was signed to an independent label, the exposure helped her nab a deal with Columbia Records in Nashville. “He was absolutely wholesome,” she said of Welk in a 1987 interview with The Associated Press. “He felt country music was coming into its own and deserved to be on national TV.

It was out just as we came out of the Vietnam years and a lot of people were trying to recover. “This song stated that you can make something out of nothing. She was also in episodes of the TV show “Starsky and Hutch” and in the 1982 TV movie “Country Gold.” Anderson’s other hits included, “Rocky Top,” ”You’re My Man,” ”How Can I Unlove You,” ”What a Man, My Man Is” and “Top of the World” (also recorded by the Carpenters).

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