One of the top-ranked female vocalists in any musical genre, Lynn Anderson is often referred to as a "singer's singer." Her sophisticated image and "countrypolitan" sound helped her to become one of the first female country artists to achieve mass crossover appeal, and her strong vocals have garnered her more awards and accolades than many country artists combined. Billboard currently ranks Lynn Anderson among the Top-10 most successful country female artists for all-time record sales.
Lynn has sung for four U.S. Presidents and the Queen of England, most recently for former President Jimmy Carter at his birthday celebration. During the 1970s, when Hollywood needed a country act for variety shows, benefits, national telethons, talk shows and even television dramas, Lynn Anderson was usually the choice. She was the first female country artist to do the Tonight Show circuit, as well as the first to headline and sellout Madison Square Garden in 1974. That same year, she became the first female country artist to win the American Music Award for "Favorite Female Vocalist." In addition to several appearances on the Tonight Show, Lynn has been featured on the Ed Sullivan Show, Kraft Music Hall of Fame, Dean Martin Show, Tom Jones Show, Midnight Special, Johnny Cash Show, Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Carol Burnett Show, Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour, Hollywood Squares, Dinah Shore Show, Solid Gold, Good Morning America, People's Choice Awards, American Music Awards, Grammy Awards Show, and three Bob Hope Specials, as well as acting on an episode of Starsky and Hutch at the height of its popularity and in "Country Gold," an NBC Movie of the Week. Lynn also starred in her own CBS television special with guest star Tina Turner. Throughout her career she has served as an ambassador for country music, broadening its appeal and taking it to new levels, proving that a country artist could have major success on national television.