Country Icon Lynn Anderson Enters Top 20 Play MPE Country Charts and Dons the Cover of Nash Country Weekly

The late legend Lynn Anderson is once again back in the Top 20 entering at #18 on the Play MPE Country charts.  The chart ranks the top downloads at country radio and currently features Lynn Anderson alongside other leaders like Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire.  In addition, on shelves this week, Nash Country Weekly premiered its tribute to Lynn Anderson by featuring a classic shot of the trailblazer on the cover.

“We couldn’t be more honored to be part of this project and to see this outpouring of support from the music community is overwhelming,” says Center Sound Records VP Craig Brandwynne.  “She will always be a part of the CSR team and we will support this final project and the Lynn Anderson family with all of our effort.  She was a lady, an icon and dear friend.”

 

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Currently on shelves now, fans can also pick up the August 31, 2015 issue of Nash Country Weekly featuring a 6 page tribute to the legend. “The feisty Rose Garden singer helped open the doors for future female artists. They didn’t come much more genuine than Lynn Anderson,” says Nash Country Weekly Senior Writer Bob Paxman in the story.  He continues saying, “She’ll remembered as one of country’s first female superstar acts.”

You can view the full story in the current issue.  Find more information at www.countryweekly.com.

DOWNLOAD “Drift Away Gospel” by Lynn Anderson on CDX Volume 620, Track #10 HERE!

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About Lynn Anderson

Ms. Anderson was truly a trailblazer on the country music scene and her voice was recognized across Tennessee as the vocalist behind one of the iconic state songs Rocky Top. She’s charted three #1 and 15 Top-20 albums, as well as 12 #1, 18 Top-10, and over 50 Top-40 singles throughout her career. As one of the first to be launched via television, Lynn Anderson’s featured performances on The Lawrence Welk Show served as the only country music on network television at the time. Billboard would recognized her as “Artist of the Decade” for 1970-1980. In addition, she was the first female country singer to headline and sell out Madison Square Garden in 1974. Her signature single, (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden in addition to other top hits like Ride, Ride, Ride (written by her mother the late Liz Anderson), Cry, Top of the World and Someday Soon, spring boarded Lynn Anderson into a career with over 30 million albums sold worldwide. Ms. Anderson was awarded numerous accolades from the music community. In 1967, she captured her first Academy of Country Music Award for “Female Vocalist of the Year.” She would gain a second win in that category in 1970. The Country Music Association would bestow the same honor in 1971 for “Female Vocalist of the Year.” Ms. Lynn Anderson would win a Grammy in 1971 as well for “Best Country Vocal Performance, Female.” In 1974, she won “Favorite Female Country Artist” at the American Music Awards and the following year she was honored with “Favorite Country Artist” at the People’s Choice Awards. Ms. Anderson most recently released the highly anticipated, critically-acclaimed Gospel album Bridges on Center Sound Records. This project took on a uniquely special connection as it developed into a family affair. Liz Anderson’s song My Guardian Angel, published by her father Casey, is featured on the album and her partner Mentor Williams rewrote one of his top hits Drift Away for release as well. Lynn recently told Billboard, “I’ve been so blessed in my life that things have kind of seemed to fall in place for me. I just have to keep on the right path, and not jaunt off to the left or the right. I love how the lyrics of Wander’s Prayer [on Bridges] speaks of asking the Lord to keep me in the right direction.” She was 67 when she passed on July 30, 2015.