On July 30, 2015, country singer-songwriter Lynn Anderson died from a heart attack at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center – where she had been briefly hospitalized after contracting pneumonia following a trip to Italy. She was 67.
Her death sparked an outpouring of tributes from fans and fellow country stars. Reba McEntire, who revealed being a huge fan of Anderson and singing her songs when she was still in high school, revered Anderson for all the things she has accomplished for the females in country music and for always continuing to pave the road for those who followed.
Meanwhile, Dolly Parton noted how the music legend would be deeply missed. “Lynn is blooming in God’s Rose Garden now,” she said.
During Anderson’s funeral, American pop singer Brenda Lee also delivered a moving message and released several doves to commemorate her passing. Anderson was buried at Woodlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Nashville, close to her parents, Grayce and Reuben.