A little after a month country music veteran Lynn Anderson released her Gospel and final album "Bridges," she passed away on Thursday (July 30), after suffering a heart attack. She had been hospitalized with pneumonia following a trip to Italy and died at Vanderbilt Medical Center. She was 67.
Funeral arrangements for Anderson has been revealed. A visitation is scheduled to take place on Tuesday (Aug. 4) from 5PM to 8PM at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton in Nashville, and a celebration of life service is scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 5) from 11PM until 12:30PM in Dignity Hall at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton. Both the visitation and service are open to the public.
For those wishing to commemorate Anderson's life through a donation, her family has asked that the following organizations be considered: Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue in Dickson, Tenn.; Stray Hearts Animal Shelter in Taos, N.M.; the Careity Foundation in Fort Worth, Texas; and the Semper Fi Fund in Oceanside, Calif.
Lynn Rene Anderson (September 26, 1947 - July 30, 2015) was a multi-award-winning American country music singer known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and 1980s, most notably her 1970 country-pop, worldwide megahit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden". Anderson's crossover appeal and regular exposure on national television helped her to become one of the most popular and successful country singers of the 1970s.
Anderson charted 12 No. 1, 18 Top 10, and more than 50 Top 40 hits. In addition to being named "Top Female Vocalist" by the Academy of Country Music (ACM) twice and "Female Vocalist of the Year" by the Country Music Association (CMA), Anderson won a Grammy Award (earning seven nominations), People's Choice Award and an American Music Award (AMA). She was named Billboard's Female Artist of the Decade (1970-1980).
Anderson was the first female country artist to win the American Music Award (in 1974), as well as the first to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden that same year.