Anderson, Lynn


  • Born in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Grew up in Sacramento, California.
  • Her mother, Liz Anderson, wrote several hit songs for Merle Haggard.
  • 1967, joined the cast of Lawrence Welk’s TV show.
  • 1968, won Academy of Country Music award for Best Female Vocalist.
  • 1970, released her biggest hit record, “Rose Garden” (written by Joe South). Won Grammy for “Best Country Performance, Female.”
  • 1971, won CMA award for Best Female Vocalist and ACM award for Top Female Vocalist.
  • Recorded dozens of top ten hits during the 70’s and early 80’s including “You’re My Man,” “How Can I Unlove You,” and “Top of the World.”
  • Her first success was in showing horses. She won 700 trophies for her quarter horses and was 1966 California Horse Show Queen. Lynn’s daughter Lisa is also a champion rider.
  • 2004, released “The Bluegrass Sessions,” which was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Bluegrass category.
  • 2015, died at the age of 67 (heart attack).