Über Lynn Anderson
Most notable for her hit "Rose Garden" in 1970 (which topped both the country and pop charts), Lynn Anderson was the first of many women to enjoy crossover success in the coming decade. She gave up a successful life as an equestrian for the lure of Country Pop stardom; three years into her recording career she became a star with a Grammy-winning album and the Country Music Association's Female Vocalist of the Year award. In a decade where Tammy sang about the taboo subject of divorce, and Loretta ruffled feathers with songs about birth control and feminism, Lynn Anderson cut a far less controversial figure. However, her upbeat, Nashville-smooth pop and warbling voice continued to earn her chart success into the early '90s.