The Country Music Hall of Fame’s latest temporary exhibit celebrates the music and life of Grammy-winning country artist Lynn Anderson. While Anderson scored several number one country hits, she is best remembered for her 1970s Grammy-winning crossover hit “Rose Garden.” Aside from that Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy, the Academy of Country Music named her Top Female Vocalist in 1967 and 1970, and the Country Music Association named her Female Vocalist of the Year in 1971. Anderson was the first female country star to sell out Madison Square Garden.
The Lynn Anderson: Keep Me In Mind exhibit continues through June 2018. Among its highlights are a chiffon gown embellished with rhinestones and beads that she wore for the photo on the cover of the 1970 album Rose Garden; her Grammy award; US Marine Corps recruitment poster inspired by “Rose Garden” and autographed to Anderson by USMC Gunnery Sgt. Charles A. Taliano; a Nathan Turk western shirt and pants worn by Anderson on an episode of Starsky and Hutch; and a parade saddle and tack used by Anderson, an award-winning equestrian, at equestrian events.