- Date of Birth:
- September 26, 1947
- Grand Forks
Lynn Anderson (born Lynn Rene Anderson in Grand Forks, North Dakota on September 26, 1947) is an American country music singer. Although the singer was born in North Dakota to country songwriters, Casey and Liz Anderson, Lynn was raised in Fair Oaks, California. She became interested in singing at the young age of six. Lynn worked as a secretary at a Top 40 radio station, KROY in Sacramento, Calif. in 1965 when one of her mother’s songs was recorded and became a country hit. Shortly after her mom gained notoriety, Lynn was noticed by an owner of a local record label in Nashville, Tennessee and began recording music for Chart Records in 1966. That same year, Lynn released her debut single, “For Better or For Worse,” did not chart. However, she did get her first major hit with the single, “If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away), the following year after her initial flop. Her country music career lasted from 1966 to 1969. In 1970, she crossed over to pop music and immediately received positive feedback with her most notable song, “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden.” Her musical career continued to thrive over the years. The singer unexpectedly passed away on July 30, 2015 after she was hospitalized with pneumonia in Nashville, Tennessee following a trip from Italy. During her time in the hospital, the singer had a heart attack and passed away at the age of 67.
Best Known For:
Lynn Anderson is best known for her country-pop hits from the 70s and 80s. Her most notable and signature song is “(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden.”
Lynn Anderson was married twice in her lifetime. The country-pop singer first married Glenn Sutton in 1968 and had one child together. Lynn and Glenn divorced in 1977. A year after her first divorce, Lynn married Harold Stream III in 1978. The couple had two children together before they ultimately decided to get a divorce in 1982.