Lynn Anderson dead: Country music legend dies in Nashville, Tennessee at 67

She became internationally famous in 1970 with her song 'Rose Garden'

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Country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her 1970 hit '(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden', has died from cardiac arrest at the age of 67.

According to a statement from her family, she died at Vanderbilt University Medical Centre in Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday.

She first reached fame in the US in 1967, but 'Rose Garden' made her internationally famous three years later, and earned her a Grammy award and the title of female vocalist of the year at the Country Music Association awards in 1971.

Speaking to the Associated Press later in her life, she said: "It was popular because it touched on emotions. It was perfectly timed. It was out just as we came out of the Vietnam years and a lot of people were trying to recover."


"This song stated that you can make something out of nothing. You take it and go ahead. It fit me well and I'll be proud to be connected to it until I die."

Anderson's other hits included, 'Rocky Top,' 'You're My Man,' 'How Can I Unlove You,' 'What a Man, My Man Is' and 'Top of the World' (also recorded by the Carpenters).

Country music legend Dolly Parton, a friend of Anderson, also paid tribute to her, saying in a statement: "Lynn is blooming on God's Rose Garden now. We will miss her and remember her fondly."