Even though it has been three years since the passing of the iconic Lynn Anderson. Her music and influence still lingers on to our generation, and maybe into the future generations too. Anderson rose to fame in the ‘60s with her single “If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away),” which reached number five on the country chart. However, of all of the songs she recorded, “Rose Garden” is her signature song.

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Remembering Lynn Anderson. Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Everyone knows she nailed “Rose Garden.” Everyone easily associates the song to her, but there is more to Anderson than her signature single. As we remember her on her death anniversary, let’s take a look at some things about her.

Facts about Lynn Anderson

Her Parents were Her Biggest Influence

Have you ever wondered what inspired Anderson to pursue country music? It was her parents. Her mother and father, Casey and Liz Anderson, are both country music songwriters. Growing up and seeing her parents do what they love, inspired Anderson to also be like them. Her mother, Liz, is not only a songwriter but also a singer. Liz’s most popular song was her self-penned “Mama Spank.”

She was a Professional Equestrian

Before she became a country singer, Anderson, was a professional equestrian. She competed in a lot of shows, and she won a total of 700 trophies. This singer is not only good at singing, but she has other talents too. Furthermore, Anderson won the California Horse Show Queen at the age of 19.

“Rose Garden” is not her Song

It sounds like she owns the song, but in reality, she only did a cover of it. “Rose Garden” was originally recorded by Billy Joe Royal. However, it was Anderson who made it popular.

Rolling Stone’s 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time

Anderson joined Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time by securing the number 82 spot. Other artists on the list were Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, Tammy Wynette, and more.

Her only Gold-Certified Single

A lot of songs of Anderson topped the chart, but her single “Rose Garden” was the only one to sell half a million copies according to RIAA. Hence, it was her only gold-certified single.

There you have it, folks, some things about the amazing singer. If you know more about her, feel free to share them to us.

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