Lynn Anderson

Country Music Singer
Born Sep 26, 1947

Lynn Rene Anderson is an American country music singer and equestrian known for a string of hits throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, most notably her Grammy Award-winning, worldwide mega-hit, "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden. " Helped by her regular exposure on national television, Anderson was one of the most popular and successful female country singers of the 1970s.… Read More

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1947 Birth Born on September 26, 1947.


Anderson debuted in 1966, at the age of 19, and had her first hit with Ride, Ride, Ride. … Read More
1967 19 Years Old In 1967, Lynn Anderson became a regular performer on The Lawrence Welk Show. and toured with the Welk Road Show. … Read More


1968 20 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1968, Anderson married songwriter and producer Glenn Sutton, who would later produce and write many of her records during her tenure with Columbia. … Read More
1969 21 Years Old Anderson released her biggest hit single under the Chart label, "That's a No No", which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Chart in 1969.
Soon after, she left the label; signing with Columbia Records in 1970. … Read More
1971 - 1972 2 More Events
1973 25 Years Old In 1973, she had a fourth No. 1 country hit with "Keep Me in Mind", and an album of the same name was released. … Read More
1974 26 Years Old In 1974, "What a Man My Man Is" was Anderson's fifth No. 1 country hit. … Read More
1975 27 Years Old …  Anderson hit the Top 20 with two from her I've Never Loved Anyone More album in 1975: "He Turns it into Love Again" and the title track.
1976 28 Years Old She had a Top 20 hit with "All the King's Horses" in 1976 from an album of the same name. … Read More


1978 30 Years Old In 1978, she married Louisiana oilman Harold "Spook" Stream III, with whom she had two children.
1979 31 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1979, Anderson performed live at the Ford Theatre in Washington, D.C., included in the audience was President Jimmy Carter.
1980 32 Years Old In 1980, she recorded her final album for Columbia, Even Cowgirls Get the Blues, which featured two Top 30 hits. … Read More
1982 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Stream and Anderson divorced in 1982. … Read More
1983 - 1984 2 More Events
1986 38 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1986, she recorded "Fools for Each Other", a duet with Ed Bruce, which was included on his Night Things album. … Read More


1988 40 Years Old She had two Top 40 hit singles with MCA—"Read Between the Lines" and a cover version of The Drifters' "Under the Boardwalk", which hit Top 25 country in 1988.
1989 41 Years Old In 1989, Anderson released her last charting single to date with "How Many Hearts", which peaked at No. 69.
1990 42 Years Old In 1990, Anderson starred as singer Betsy Hall in the BBC Scotland TV drama The Wreck on the Highway. … Read More
1992 44 Years Old In 1992, she recorded a new studio album titled Cowboy's Sweetheart, released by Laselight Records. … Read More


1999 51 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1999, she was inducted into the North American Country Music Association's International Hall of Fame.
2000 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2000, Tennessee governor Don Sundquist made June 15 "Lynn Anderson Day" throughout the state. … Read More
2004 - 2005 2 More Events
2007 59 Years Old In June 2007, she performed as part of the CMA's 2007 Music Festival in Nashville. … Read More


2009 61 Years Old In April 2009, Anderson was part of the concert line-up at the annual Stagecoach Festival in Palm Springs, which also included concerts by Charlie Daniels, Kevin Costner, and Reba McEntire.
2010 62 Years Old Throughout 2010 and 2011, she performed a series of concerts backed by the Metropole Symphony Orchestra. … Read More
2014 66 Years Old Her last arrest occurred on September 11, 2014, after being involved in a minor traffic accident in Nashville, Tennessee, on West End Avenue. … Read More
2015 67 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2015, Anderson signed with Center Sound Records to release a new country gospel album, Bridges. … Read More
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