Today, the world mourns the loss of country star Lynn Anderson, one of the most dominant female vocalists of the late 1960’s and the 1970’s. Anderson passed away on July 30 in Nashville, succumbing to pneumonia.
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Debuting in 1966 at the age of 19, Anderson had her first hit with the single “Ride, Ride, Ride.” See it here:
First track on the album, “Ride, Ride, Ride” released on the Chart label in 1967
During her career, Anderson had numerous successful releases including 12 chart-topping hits, and 18 top-10 singles, as well as more than 50 songs making the top 40. She is best known for the 1970 megahit “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden” which remains one of the biggest selling country crossover hits of all time (reaching number 3 on the Billboard pop chart), and at landing at number 83 on Billboard’s list of the “100 Greatest Songs in Country Music History.” Watch it now:
Single version performed on Top of The Pops (TOTP) in 1971
Anderson also won a number of awards including two ACM awards for “Top Female Vocalist,” a CMA award for “Female Vocalist of the Year,” a Grammy, and a People’s Choice Award. In addition, she was the first female country artist to win the American Music Award (AMA), and was named Billboard’s Female Artist of the Decade (1970–1980).