Lynn Anderson has died in hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 67.
She was best known for her worldwide 1971 hit (I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden.
The country singer had been in hospital after suffering a heart attack on July 30.
The Grammy-winning singer had just returned from Italy and was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia.
Born in North Dakota and raised in Sacramento, California, Lynn Anderson was the daughter of two country songwriters and started performing at the age of six.
In 1967, Lynn Anderson began a two-year television engagement on The Lawrence Welk Show, which led to a contract with Columbia Records in Nashville, the capital of country music.
She won a Grammy award for Rose Garden and was the Country Music Association’s female vocalist of the year in 1971.
“It was popular because it touched on emotions,” she told AP.
“It was perfectly timed. It was out just as we came out of the Vietnam years and a lot of people were trying to recover. This song stated that you can make something out of nothing. You take it and go ahead.”
Alongside her singing career, Lynn Anderson made a number of TV appearances with stars including Lucille Ball, Bing Crosby and John Wayne.
Lynn Anderson also appeared in episodes of the cop show Starsky and Hutch.
Duck Dynasty’s Reed Robertson, the son of Jase and Missy Robertson, has left his West Monroe’s home for Nashville to pursue his music career, his mother has announced.
Jase and Missy Robertson’s teenage son is actually a talented musician who landed himself a spot on a tour with American Idol alum Colton Dixon, among others.
Duck Dynasty’s Reed Robertson is the son of Jase and Missy Robertson (photo Facebook)
If you were able to pick up Duck the Halls, you might remember Reed Robertson as the album’s high point in the tune Camouflage and Christmas Lights.
Reed Robertson boasted a pretty good voice — as well as some guitar skills — which he showed off in a school performance last year.
Missy Robertson wrote on Facebook: “Reed, our firstborn, left the nest for Nashville this morning to follow his dream of music. Jase and I are trusting God to lead him in this endeavor. We’re very proud of how he has chosen to live for Jesus and the risks he is willing to take to pursue this step in his life. Please keep him in your prayers…and us as well. We’ve raised him to leave home, but it’s still hard on this mama.”
Michelle Obama and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler will guest star one episode of ABC’s Nashville.
FLOTUS and Kellie Pickler are to appear on the May 7 episode of the ABC drama, titled All or Nothing With Me.
Michelle Obama and American Idol alum Kellie Pickler will guest star one episode of ABC’s Nashville
They will play as themselves during a charity event held by Rayna (Connie Britton) at Fort Campbell after she finds out that Luke (Will Chase) has been injured in Afghanistan.
Michelle Obama has made numerous appearances on news and talk shows, but she’s only guested once before on a scripted show playing herself on Nickelodeon’s iCarly.
Kellie Pickler, a country singer who placed sixth on the fifth season of Fox’s American Idol and won the 16th season of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, has appeared on a couple scripted shows, including the CW’s 90210 and the syndicated The Bonnie Hunt Show.
Country singer Wayne Mills has been fatally shot by a Nashville bar owner after the two got into an argument over the musician smoking a cigarette in a no-smoking area, authorities said.
Pit and Barrel owner Chris Ferrell shot Wayne Mills in self-defense around 5 a.m. on Saturday, after the bar had closed, The Tennessean reported.
Wayne Mills, 44, died at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Wayne Mills has been fatally shot by a Nashville bar owner after the two got into an argument over the musician smoking a cigarette in a no-smoking area
Police spokeswoman Kris Mumford said investigators are looking into Chris Ferrell’s claim of self-defense. She said no arrests have been made. Ferrell had a valid handgun permit.
Wayne Mills, a native of Arab, Alabama, toured with the Wayne Mills Band, which played college towns for more than 15 years. Country music stars Jamey Johnson and Blake Shelton, as well as American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, all opened for the band in their early careers, according to the group’s website.
Wayne Mills graduated from the University of Alabama with an education degree, and also played football for the school, according to the band’s website.
The capital of Tennessee and the country music capital of the world, Nashville, is a historic southern city with a hotbed of activities and sites. However, there is so much more in Nashville than meets the eye. If you’re on a limited stay to the city, here is a list of things to see and do so you don’t miss out.
Just west of downtown is Centennial Park, a large, lush park in the middle of an urban setting. Go for a walk, jog, or bike ride and take in the various fountains and landscapes. Don’t miss the real gem in this park: a full-scale replica of the Parthenon, which is free to view and enter.
Loveless Cafe & Motel
Food to Melt the Soul
If you don’t mind a short scenic drive on the Natchez Trace Parkway for some of the best biscuits and gravy you’ve ever tasted, than the Loveless Cafe is well worth the trip. After breakfast or lunch, stick around and search the little shops and boutiques that surround the café.
Another short drive from Nashville is the town of Lynchburg, home of the original Jack Daniel’s distillery. If you’ve ever wondered how they make all the different types of whiskey and the process that goes into each, be sure and take the tour. You even get a few free shots at the end. So, enjoy the scenic drive, the liquor, and make sure to eat at Miss Mary Bobo’s on the way back to town.
Andrew Jackson’s Legacy
You may not know what Andrew Jackson did, but just know that he’s important enough to be featured on the $20 bill. A president and war hero, Jackson made his home just outside of Nashville. This estate and surrounding plantation is now known as the Hermitage. Take a guided tour or simply walk around at your leisure; the museum and gift shop is open 7 days a week.
Whether you’re a country music fan or not, the Grand Ole Opry is a must see. The concert venue has had some of the most well-recognized names in all genres of music on its stage, and the history leaves you speechless. Travel nearby to the Grand Opry hotel and marvel at the lovely gardens that surround it, and if you feel like splurging, stay overnight.
The Main Drag
Whether you want to sample a little taste of the nightlife, go shopping, eat, or hear some live music, Broadway has it all. Located downtown, this strip has some popular venues, especially for younger crowds. If you don’t feel like enduring the loud, young adults, walk around during the day. Listen to some street musicians and without a doubt go to Jack’s BBQ, arguably the best barbecue in the city.
If, after all these suggestions, you’re still unsure about what to do in Nashville, ask the locals; they are some of the nicest and most helpful people you will ever meet. Don’t try to cram too much into one short trip though. Remember, you can always come back. And if you find you like it so much you’re considering moving there, you’ll need a car. Check out DriveTime in Nashville for all your auto needs, and drive around the city at your leisure.
Libby Spires of Nashville, Tennessee, who bought a turkey from Apple Market grocery store at Lebanon Pike this week was surprised to find the product had expired in November 2007.
When Libby Spires got the turkey out the freezer to begin preparing dinner, she double-checked the packet.
The woman told local news station News2: “I was shocked because it said November 23, 2007. I said, <<Oh my gosh, I can’t eat this turkey!>>”
Libby Spires returned the expired turkey to Apple Market on Tuesday afternoon and was given a complete refund.
She then bought another turkey for Thanksgiving dinner from another store – but made sure to check it was fresh.
Libby Spires of Nashville, Tennessee, who bought a turkey from Apple Market grocery store at Lebanon Pike this week was surprised to find the product had expired in November 2007
General Manager of Apple Market, Ken Osborne, told News 2: “This is an honest mistake. We donate unused food to needy families and area churches. I don’t know how this was mixed up. It never should have happened.”
Ken Osborne urged customers to double check their produce and said he would be reinforcing the importance of this to his staff.
Libby Spires said she will still continue to shop at apple Market.
“I understand. It’s okay. I will shop there, but I will always look at the dates though,” Libby Spires added.
Hurricane Irene killed last night at least ten people, including two children, as the storm hit North Carolina and Virginia. More than 2 million people from South Carolina to Maryland were without power as the giant 580-mile-wide storm brought widespread flooding and high winds that knocked down power lines.
Meanwhile Irene’s power was downgraded to category 1, but as it approached New York, forecasts warned it would hit the city at or near hurricane strength.
According to the National Weather Service, conditions were ripe for tornadoes in the city, Long Island and southern Connecticut, as twisters were reported touching down in Delaware and Maryland.
In Maryland, officials warned of a potential dam failure late on Saturday, they warned “may cause significant flooding that could threaten people, homes and roads downstream from the St. Mary’s Lake Dam”.
Hurricane Irene path along East Coast
St Mary’s County Government urged residents in the immediate downstream area to move family and pets upstairs or to a high place with a means of escape.
Deaths due to hurricane Irene included two children, an 11-year-old boy in Virginia, killed when a tree crashed through his roof and another child from North Carolina, who died in a crash at an intersection where traffic lights were out.
Another man in Onslow County, North Carolina, suffered a heart attack and died while boarding up his windows, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Hurricane Irene killed last night at least ten people, including two children, as the storm hit North Carolina and Virginia, and more than 2 million people from South Carolina to Maryland were without power
A man in Nash County was killed outside his house after he was struck by a tree limb picked up by the strong winds.
An identified man, who went to feed his animals outside his Nashville, North Carolina home, was killed by a tree or branch which fell on him.
In Florida, a surfer was killed when he was knocked off his board at New Smyrna Beach, where surfers had flocked to take advantage of 10-foot waves.
Other two people died in car accidents in North Carolina on Saturday night as a result of the hurricane.
Another man died in Chesterfield County, Virginia, after a tree fell on his home.
In Queenstown, Maryland, a woman died after a tree knocked a chimney through the roof of her home, crushing her.
Sandbags laid down in Manhattan which will be used to control possible floods
Tornadoes were reported touching down in Delaware and Maryland.
In Lewes, Delaware, Governor Jack Markell said at least 17 homes had been damaged by a twister. In total, up to 40 houses were damaged in the town because of the storm.
The National Weather Service reported a tornado touching down in Nassau Station, Delaware, and Maryland State Police said there was an apparent tornado on the lower Eastern Shore of the state.
Andrew Cuomo, the New York Governor raised the number of National Guard soldiers deployed to New York City to 1,900.
The soldiers, who have been mobilized from across the state, will assist with traffic control on bridges and tunnels, sandbagging operations at the World Trade Center site, evacuation shelter operations in New York, the construction of barriers for railway yards and train tunnels, and other hurricane emergency efforts.
Hurricane Irene came ashore near North Carolina’s Cape Lookout around 7:30am EDT, and then chugged up the coast on a north-northeast track.
Irene stirred up 7 feet waves, and forecasts warned of storm-surge danger on the coasts of Virginia and Delaware, along the Jersey Shore and in New York Harbor and Long Island Sound.
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