‘Rose Garden’ Singer and Country Legend Lynn Anderson Passes Away at 67
Sad news out of Nashville. Country singer Lynn Anderson who is best known for her 1970 hit "Rose Garden," passed away at the age of 67.
ABC NEWS reports that Anderson died of a heart attack Thursday night in Nashville. She passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She was 67 and had been hospitalized for pneumonia following a trip to Italy.
Lynn Anderson was born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota and raised in California. Her parents were songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, and Liz wrote the Merle Haggard hits "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers" and "I'm a Lonesome Fugitive."
In 1966, Lynn Anderson released her debut single, a duet with Jerry Lane called "For Better or for Worse." It failed to chart, but she went on to score her first top-5 hit, "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)" in 1967. Anderson went on to appear on ABC's The Lawrence Welk Show as a regular in 1967 and 1968.
Anderson also faced multiple arrests for DUI in recent years, including a September 2014 arrest in Nashville. She is survived by her father, three children and four grandchildren.
Q98.5 will feature Lynn Anderson and share some memories on the Q98.5 Legends of Country this Sunday starting at 10 a.m.