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Country music star Lynn Anderson dies

Published 31/07/2015

Lynn Anderson was best known for her chart topping single Rose Garden
Lynn Anderson was best known for her chart topping single Rose Garden

Country music star Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67.

A statement from her family said she died at the Vanderbilt Medical Centre in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday.

Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" between 1967 and 1969. The exposure helped her secure a deal with Columbia Records.

It was "Rose Garden" that sealed her country music legacy, earning her a Grammy and Country Music Association's female vocalist of the year award in 1971.

She made television appearances with such stars as Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby, John Wayne and Sir Tom Jones, and she performed for presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan.

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