‘Rose Garden’ singer Lynn Anderson dead at 67

Grammy-award winning country singer Lynn Anderson, who is best remembered for her 1970 hit "Rose Garden," died in Tennessee on Thursday after a heart attack, her family confirmed on Friday. She was 67.

Anderson's strong, husky voice took her to the top of the charts, with 'Rose Garden' topping the U.S. Billboard country chart for five weeks, and reaching No. 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The song was also a major pop hit internationally, topping charts in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and reaching the number 3 position in the United Kingdom.

"I am a huge fan of Lynn's. She was always so nice to me. She did so much for the females in country music. Always continuing to pave the road for those to follow. I loved her music and her love for horses," said country music star Reba McEntire. "Rose Garden was a song I sang in high school in our Kiowa Cowboys High School band. She will be missed."

Anderson is survived by her father Casey Anderson, her partner and songwriter Mentor Williams, three children, Lisa Sutton, Melissa Hempel and Gray Stream, and four grandchildren.

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