Country Singer Lynn Anderson Dead at 67

Posted on July 31, 2015

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by Rick JT, editing by Adam MS

Lynn Anderson has passed away.

The country music icon died on Thursday, July 30 at the age of 67 at Nashville’s Vanderbilt Medical Center, according to a statement from her rep.

Anderson, who is best known for her Grammy award-winning single “Rose Garden,” is survived by her father Casey Anderson, her longtime partner Mentor Williams, three children, Lisa Sutton, Melissa Hempel and Gray Stream and four grandchildren.

Anderson’s career in country music began in the 1960s. She was a regular on The Lawrence Welk Show around the same time.

Anderson garnered many awards throughout her 40-year-career, including two Academy of Country Music Awards, one Grammy Award, one American Music Award, One Billboard Award and one People’s Choice Award.

Lynn recently told Billboard of her longlasting career, “I’ve been so blessed in my life that things have kind of seemed to fall in place for me. I just have to keep on the right path, and not jaunt off to the left or the right. I love how the lyrics of “Wander’s Prayer” [on her last album Bridges] speaks of asking the Lord to keep me in the right direction.”

RIP, Lynn.

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