NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The life and career of Lynn Anderson, whose Grammy-winning recording of “Rose Garden” was a major crossover hit in 1970, is explored in the new exhibition “Lynn Anderson: Keep Me in Mind” which runs Sept. 15 through June 24, 2018 at the Country Music Hall of Fame ® and Museum.
Anderson emerged as a reliable hit artist in the 1970s, when she scored several No. 1 country chart-toppers (“Keep Me in Mind” among them) and many Top 10 successes. The “Rose Garden” Grammy was for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. The Academy of Country Music named Anderson Top Female Vocalist in 1967 and 1970, and the Country Music Association awarded her Female Vocalist of the Year honors in 1971. Anderson was the first female country singer to sell out Madison Square Garden. She was an award-winning equestrian, with trophies and ribbons to prove her prowess at riding show horses and cutting horses. Anderson continued to perform and record until her death in 2015.
Highlights in the exhibition “Lynn Anderson: Keep Me in Mind:”
• Chiffon gown with rhinestone- and bead-embellished bodice worn by Anderson on the cover of the 1970 album Rose Garden
• Grammy for Best Country Female Vocal Performance, for “Rose Garden”
• Hat by Shorty’s Caboy Hattery, worn by Anderson in performance at the 2009 Stagecoach Festival.
• Nathan Turk western shirt and pants with piping and floral embroidery worn by Anderson on a 1977 episode of ABC’s Starsky and Hutch.
• U. S. Marine Corps recruiting poster inspired by “Rose Garden” and autographed to Anderson by USMC Gunnery Sgt. Charles A. Taliano
• Parade saddle and tack used by Anderson at equestrian events.
One of the most visited museums in the United States, with an unduplicated collection of more than 2.5 million artifacts, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. Anderson’s installation joins revealing exhibitions devoted to Jason Aldean, Loretta Lynn and Shania Twain. An exhibition on Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will open in November.
For more information, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
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The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 and 2016 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the most visited museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio BTM, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, Tennessee Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts.
More information about the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum is available at www.countrymusichalloffame.org or by calling 615-416-2001.