"Country singer Lynn Anderson, best known for her classic recording (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” died Thursday night of a heart attack at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
She had been hospitalized for pneumonia following a trip to Italy. She was 67 years old.
Since Thursday's election, I've been sensing an atmosphere of shock & disappointment in some of my compatriot's, and it brought to mind this great song. I find it kinda comforting when going through a rough patch. For them that's hurting, I feel for ya, but we've all gotta go forward somehow.
When what was on the radio was everything in the world to my 12-year-old ears, this song was always playing. What impresses me most now is not only her singing, which was classy and impeccable, but the production. Producers knew they had a hit and threw everything into it. Strings, an amazing little guitar filigree, it was over the top but gorgeous. RIP Lynn.