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Lynn Anderson

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Lynn Anderson on the cover of her album The Bluegrass Sessions

Lynn Rene Anderson (born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country musician.

She grew up in Sacramento, California with her mother, acclaimed singer-songwriter Liz Anderson who wrote "The Fugitive" and "(All My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers", both Merle Haggard hits, among others. She began her solo career in 1966 with "In Person", followed by a hit with her mother's "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)".

In 1968 she married Glenn Sutton, a future Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, with whom she had a daughter, Lisa. They divorced in 1977 and she remarried the following year. Although this second marriage produced two children, she divorced in 1982.

Consistent hits followed, as well as a regular appearance on The Lawrence Welk Show, then signed to Columbia and released her best-known song, "Rose Garden". The song, written by Joe South, won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and was a hit in 15 countries. In 1971, she was voted Top Female Vocalist of the year by both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Anderson remained one of the top female country singers through the 1980's. Her last top ten record was 1984's "You're Welcome to Tonight". After spending time on her ranch, raising horses and participating in equestrian events, she began recording again in 1992. "The Blugrass Sessions" 2004 earned Anderson her first Grammy nomination in over 30 years.

That same year Anderson was arrested (http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/entertainment/10325060.htm) in Denton, Texas, for drunken driving.

The American Rose Society created and named in her honor a white and raspberry hybrid tea rose.

In 1989, the Canadian band Kon Kan sampled Anderson's vocal bridge from "Rose Garden" on their worldwide hit "I Beg Your Pardon". The song title wasn't mentioned in Kon Kan's own lyrics, and was used as an extra homage to Anderson's hit.de:Lynn Anderson

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