No. 61: Lynn Anderson, ‘Rose Garden’ – Top 100 Country Songs
This Grammy Award-winning chart-topper by Lynn Anderson was a major crossover hit as well as a huge hit internationally, earning her a spot at No. 61 on the Top 100 Country Songs list. In the 1970s, country artists crossed over to pop with more frequency than they do today. It wasn’t deemed as “selling out” at that time, perhaps because there were usually little changes made to production.
“I believe that ‘Rose Garden’ was released at just the right time,” Anderson says. “People were trying to recover from the Vietnam years. The message in the song that — if you just take hold of life and go ahead, you can make something out of nothing — people just took to that.” It was Anderson’s most popular song and among the most important from the ’70s.
Listen to ‘Rose Garden’ by Lynn Anderson