Today's Birthdays

one click shows all of today's celebrity birthdays

Browse All Birthdays

43,625    Actors
27,931    Actresses
4,867    Composers
7,058    Directors
842    Footballers
221    Racing drivers
925    Singers
9,111    Writers

Get FamousLikeMe on your website
One line of code gets FamousLikeMe on your website. Find out more.

Subscribe to Daily updates

Add to Google

privacy policy

Famous Like Me > Singer > A > Lynn Rene Anderson

Profile of Lynn Rene Anderson on Famous Like Me

Name: Lynn Rene Anderson  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 26th September 1947
Place of Birth: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Profession: Singer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia
Lynn Anderson on the cover of her album The Bluegrass Sessions

Lynn Rene Anderson (born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country musician.

She grew up in Sacramento, California with her mother, acclaimed singer-songwriter Liz Anderson who wrote "The Fugitive" and "(All My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers", both Merle Haggard hits, among others. She began her solo career in 1966 with "In Person", followed by a hit with her mother's "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)".

In 1968 she married Glenn Sutton, a future Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, with whom she had a daughter, Lisa. They divorced in 1977 and she remarried the following year. Although this second marriage produced two children, she divorced in 1982.

Consistent hits followed, as well as a regular appearance on The Lawrence Welk Show, then signed to Columbia and released her best-known song, "Rose Garden". The song, written by Joe South, won a Grammy Award for Best Female Country Vocal Performance and was a hit in 15 countries. Other hits included "How Can I Unlove You?", "You're My Man", "Listen to a Country Song" and "Top of the World" (also a hit for The Carpenters). In 1971, she was voted Top Female Vocalist of the year by both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association. Anderson remained one of the top female country singers through the 1980's. Her last top ten record was 1984's "You're Welcome to Tonight". After spending time on her ranch, raising horses and participating in equestrian events, she began recording again in 1992. "The Blugrass Sessions" 2004 earned Anderson her first Grammy nomination in over 30 years.

That same year Anderson was arrested in Denton, Texas, for drunken driving. In January 2005 she was arrested for stealing a Harry Potter DVD and striking a police officer in the arm. Anderson pled not guilty to the latter charges.

The American Rose Society created and named in her honor a white and raspberry hybrid tea rose.

In 1989, the Canadian band Kon Kan sampled Anderson's vocal bridge from "Rose Garden" on their worldwide hit "I Beg Your Pardon". The song title wasn't mentioned in Kon Kan's own lyrics, and was used as an extra homage to Anderson's hit.

This content from Wikipedia is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article Lynn Rene Anderson