Lynn Anderson, who skyrocketed to country music stardom in 1970 singing her signature song, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden,” died on Thursday in Nashville.

“Rose Garden,” written by Joe South, became a crossover hit, soaring to the very best of both the country and pop charts and earning Ms. Anderson a Grammy in 1971.

An album of exactly the same title was the top-selling one by a female country artist from 1971 to 1997.Ms. Anderson credited the tune’s popularity to its mental tug as the country was attempting to recover in the war in Vietnam.

Lynn Rene Anderson was born on Sept. 26, 1947, in Grand Forks, N.D., the daughter of country songwriters, Casey and Liz Anderson.

She moved to Nashville before recording “Rose Garden,” which earned her the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance as well as the Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year.Her union, in 1970, to Glenn Sutton, a songwriter, ended in divorce.

In 1974, Ms. Anderson was the first female country singer to sell out Madison Square Garden in New York.She was detained on charges of drunken driving several times.

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