Vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist Lynn
Anderson is best remembered for her gigantic 1971 crossover hit "Rose
Garden." The daughter of songwriters Casey and Liz Anderson, she was
born in North Dakota and raised in northern California. By the time she
was a teen, Lynn was singing, dancing and playing the guitar. In 1965
she joined Country Corners in Sacramento. When her mother Liz went to
Nashville to collect a BMI Award (for writing Merle Haggard's first hit,
"Strangers"), Lynn accompanied her; while she and her mother sang at a
party during the Disc Jockey Convention, she was noticed by Slim
Williamson of Chart Records, who signed her to his struggling label. She
recorded her first single at the end of 1965 with Jerry Lane; her first
solo single, "In Person," followed in 1966, and a year later, Lawrence
Welk invited her to become a regular on his show.
Article from Music City News - July 1969
Chart In July
Lynn Anderson Push
Lynn Anderson is a bundle of versatility wrapped up in one package and labeled TALENT. The popular pretty little miss has been recording for Chart Records only a few years, but in that short time she has whipped out one hit song after another. This month in honor of her, Chart Records has declared "Lynn Anderson Month."
She is a very attractive person with an infectious smile and an air of
charm mingled in her vivacious personality. She looks rather delicate, but
mister when Lynn gets hold of a song look out! She packs a wallop and when
she is through singing, you know that song has been sung.
She sings in a realistic manner, smooth but convincing. Lynn has the polish and pose of a person who grew up on stage crooning to an audience.
is natural and this naturalness has made her one of country music's most
These are a few of the reasons she was chosen as a regular on the Lawrence Welk Show in August, 1967. Since that time, she has appeared frequently on coast-to-coast television.
Daughter of Liz and Casey Anderson, Lynn was born in Grand Folk, N. D.
Reared in California, she completed high
and junior college before moving to Nashville with her parents in 1966.
She came to the attention of Slim Williamson, president of Chart Records,
who spotted the "singer's singer" in her and signed her to a
Combined with her own talents and some powerful songs (most of which were
penned by her mother-) Lynn Anderson has proved to be the dream of a
Her top records include, "Ride, Ride, Ride," "If I Kiss
You," "Promises, Promises," "No Another Time,"
"Big Girls Don't Cry," "Flattery Will Get You
Everywhere," and "Our House Is Not A Home."
Lynn has also gained quite a reputation as a Champion rider of horses. She has won more than 100 trophies, and 600 ribbons in California horse shows, rodeos and parades. She won two state Championships and several regional championships and in 1966 was California's Horse Show Queen.
In 1968 Lynn was married to Glenn Sutton, executive producer for Epic Records in Nashville. They reside in Nashville.
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