Lynn Rene Anderson (born September 26, 1947 in Grand Forks, North Dakota) is an American country musician, best known for her Grammy-winning 1970 country and pop hit "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden". She was one of the most successful female recording artists of the 1970s.
She grew up in Sacramento, California with her mother, acclaimed singer-songwriter Liz Anderson who wrote "The Fugitive" and "(All My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers", both Merle Haggard hits, among others. She began her solo career in 1966 with "In Person", followed by a hit with her mother's "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)".
In 1968 she married Glenn Sutton, a future Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, with whom she had a daughter, Lisa. They divorced in 1977 and she remarried the following year. Although this second marriage produced two more children, they divorced in 1982.
Consistent hits followed, and she was a regular on The Lawrence Welk Show during the 1967-68 season. In 1969 Anderson signed to Columbia where her work veered a bit more toward a polished, pop sound. She released her signature so...