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.
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:
Just heard the sad news about Lynn Anderson. I was lucky enough to sing with her once on the @Opry. RIP Lynn…..
— Martina McBride (@martinamcbride) July 31, 2015
I’m going to miss a good friend, Lynn Anderson. My thoughts & prayers are with her family. She was one of my… http://t.co/lOyf4ItV8Y
— Crystal Gayle (@TheCrystalGayle) July 31, 2015
— Chely Wright (@chelywright) July 31, 2015
I’m extremely saddened to hear of the passing of the great Lynn Anderson. She was always so nice & sweet to me.pic.twitter.com/WeOP4MAgGh
— Travis Tritt (@Travistritt) July 31, 2015
Country Music lost a legend today. You’ll be greatly missed Lynn Anderson. pic.twitter.com/M1iFSmYpnb
— SaraBeth (@SBSwags) July 31, 2015
R I P dear Lynn Anderson… We are all saddened by this devastating loss….
Honored to have been a part of her last album…
— The Oak Ridge Boys (@oakridgeboys) July 31, 2015
RIP Country Singer Lynn Anderson. She sang “Rose Garden”
which was one of my favourite songs as a kid RS
— Ron Sexsmith (@RonSexsmith) July 31, 2015
So sad to hear of Lynn Anderson’s passing.. such a sweet lady & a true classic. We will miss her & her great smile. pic.twitter.com/9vDzqCmrmg
— Phil Vassar (@philvassar) July 31, 2015
We lost a sweet friend today. RIP Lynn Anderson. Now you have a heavenly rose garden. http://t.co/Xh3oh3wfHK
— The Martins (@martinsonline) July 31, 2015
We lost a Great Country singer today,,,
Lynn Anderson will be missed!
— Neal McCoy (@NealMcCoy) July 31, 2015
Rest in peace sweet Lynn Anderson… You will be forever loved and missed.pic.twitter.com/XLZJKJ7HnP
— Deborah Allen (@deborahallen3) July 31, 2015
— Mary Sarah (@MarySarahMusic) July 31, 2015