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Lynn Anderson Remembered by Martina McBride, Travis Tritt & More Country Stars

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Lynn Anderson pictured leaning against the railings of a balcony during a visit to London, England on March 12, 1971.

Lynn Anderson, the country singer behind the crossover hit "Rose Garden," died Friday (July 31) at the age of 67, and judging by the outpouring of love from the country music world, she leaves behind an impactful legacy.

Lynn Anderson, Country Star Behind 'Rose Garden,' Dies at 67

Martina McBride, who covered Anderson's biggest for her 2005 album, sent this statement to Billboard: "I met Lynn after I did a version of her song 'Rose Garden' on my album Timeless. She sent me roses and a sweet note. I was honored to share the stage with her at the Grand Ole Opry where we sang a version of 'Rose Garden' together. I'll never forget it. She was always so gracious and sweet to me.”

Below, Anderson's country peers mourn the loss of a great talent: