Includes notes from Reba McEntire and Clive Davis
The illustrious legacy of country music’s leading lady, Lynn Anderson sparks an impression on a whole new generation while captivating long time dedicated fans as the Rose Garden Deluxe Collector’s Edition is available on vinyl. This exclusive anniversary release contains never before seen notes written to Anderson from country music star Reba McEntire and legendary producer Clive Davis while sporting a unique translucent pink color. The Lynn Anderson Rose Garden Deluxe Collectors Edition Vinyl will be released on June 13th, just in time for Lynn Anderson Day on June 15th when a few other surprises will also be revealed. There are only 1,000 vinyl records available!
“This has been such an exciting year for all things Lynn Anderson,” says daughter Lisa Sutton. “Mom’s career left a lasting mark on country music and this has truly been the year for her to shine. With the re-release of four albums, the 2020 Lynn Anderson Rose, the Iconic Women of Country PBS special and the 50th anniversary release of ‘Rose Garden’.”
Anderson is featured in a special program on PBS, Iconic Women of Country, which premiered May 31st. The program is co-produced by Transform Films and TH Entertainment, LLC and depicts a detailed look at the legendary female artists that shaped an era of country music and their stories and songs that have weathered decades of storms. Original interviews and classic recordings dive into the sweet southern sense of Lynn Anderson and pay tribute to other icons of country music including Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee and more. Iconic Women of Country features live footage of Anderson’s hit single, “I Never Promised You A Rose Garden,” and testimonies from modern female country stars who speak of these legendary women as a great source of inspiration. Check local PBS listings for details.
Sony Legacy Recordings recently re-released four digitally remastered albums of Lynn Anderson’s including Cry, Listen To A Country Song, Singing My Song and Stay There ‘Til I Get There.
Sutton will appear on an upcoming episode of The Music Universe Podcast where we discuss the 50th anniversary of the seminal track along with her mother’s career.
Anderson’s six-decade career charted 12 No. 1 singles and a total of 18 Top 10 hits, with more than 50 Top 40 hit singles total. Aside from being named “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the Academy of Country Music twice and “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the Country Music Association, she also won a Grammy Award for her signature song “Rose Garden.” Anderson later won a People’s Choice Award, and was the very first female artist to win an American Music Award. In 1974, she became the first female country act to sell out Madison Square Garden. Record World, a major music trade magazine of the 1950s to the 1980s, honored Anderson as “Artist of the Decade” for 1970-1980. Anderson’s memory continues to live on through her legions of fans from around the world.