Best-Known For One-Hit: Lynn Anderson
There was more than "Rose Garden" by Lynn Anderson. Accoding to lynnandersonshow.com, she had more than 10 No. 1 hits, more than 15 Top-10 hits and multiple Top 40 hits. Lynn Anderson is not a one-hit wonder, more of a best known for one hit. She has also won multiple awards.
Lynn Anderson was born in Grand Forks, N.D., and moved to California. She entered singing contests as a teen, and later was on The Lawerence Welk Show. At 20, Anderson had many hits such as: "That's A No," "I've Been Everywhere" and "Promises, Promises."
She and her husband/producer moved to Nashville and recorded "Rose Garden," which was written by Joe South. That made Anderson an international star.
In 1971, the album The Rose was released and worldwide received gold albums and went RIAA platinum in the U.S. From 1971-97, it remained the biggest-selling album by a female artist. More No. 1 hits followed with "Fool Me," "Keep Me In Mind" and "Even Cowgirls Get The Blues."
In four decades, Lynn Anderson has 17 Gold Albums, CMA Female Vocalist of the Year award, twice named ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and Favorite Female Vocalist from AMA, not to mention a Grammy Award.
In 2004, she had a Grammy nomination for "The Bluegrass Sessions." Her recent albums include Bridges, Cowgirl II and Cowboy Sweetheart. She still performs a few shows a year.
Lynn Anderson is also successful in the equestrian world, winning multiple national, world and celebrities championships.
She has had a couple of run-ins with the law, according to cmt.com.
She does have a rose named after her: The Lynn Anderson Rose, which is pink with pink edges.