It has been announced today, July 31, 2015 by Music Row Magazine and The Tennessean that the iconic and lovely Lynn Anderson has passed away. The ‘Rose Garden,’ singer passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a massive heart attack last night. After returning from a trip to Italy, she had been in the hospital being treated for pneumonia when it happened. At 67 years old this precious angel has left behind tons of adoring fans and friends.
Anderson was born Lynn Rene on September 26, 1947 in North Dakota but she was raised in California. Both Lynn parents were songwriters so music was in her blood. In 1966 Anderson made her debut with a duet single called ‘For Better or for Worse,’ with Jerry Lane. She was only 19 years old at the time. Anderson used to appear on the ‘Lawrence Welk Show,’ which introduced her to the world.
Many people including Eddie Stubbs credited Anderson for bringing more attention to the country music genre. Anderson married Glenn Sutton who was a songwriter/producer in 1968. He was responsible for producing several of her hits songs but the marriage would be short lived and the couple divorced in 1977.
Anderson moved to Nashville in 1970 and signed with Columbia records and it would be then and there she would make herself a household name with her song ‘Rose Garden.’ That song garnered her a Best Female Country Vocal Grammy and it spent 5 weeks on the country music charts and crossed over onto the pop charts as well.
Anderson continued to tour and even released a new gospel album last month called ‘Bridges.’ At this time funeral arrangements are being made. Anderson leaves behind her 3 children and her Dad.