Liz Anderson

Liz Anderson

Roseau, Roseau County, Minnesota, USA
Death 31 Oct 2011 (aged 84)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Cross Mausoleum, 3rd floor, left hall, 8th left
Memorial ID 79719749 · View Source
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Singer, Songwriter. A noted vocalist, she also penned hits for several country stars including her daughter Lynn Anderson. Born Elizabeth Jane Habby, she was initially raised in Minnesota then at 13 moved with her family to Grand Forks, North Dakota. Married at 16 to Casey Anderson she had her only child Lynn a year later then in the 1950s attended business college in Redwood City, California, and subsequently worked as a secretary. Moving to Sacramento in 1957 Liz began a career that saw her publish roughly 260 songs and garner five BMI Awards. The writer of several of Merle Haggard's early successes including the BMI-winner "(All My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers" and the 1966 #1 "Fugitive", she also produced works for Loretta Lynn, Tammy Wynette, Charley Pride, Kitty Wells, Brenda Lee, and others. Signed as a performer by RCA Records in 1965 she had a hit with "Husband Hunting" and in 1967 received Grammy nominations for the single "Mamma Spank" and for the album "The Game of Triangles" on which she partnered with Bobby Bare and Norma Jean. Liz was of course a help to Lynn in starting what was to be a major career and in 1967 was to pen her early hits "Ride, Ride, Ride" and "If I Kiss You (Will You Go Away)". More or less retiring after 1974, she sang and wrote occasionally and in the mid 1990s started her own Showboat Records. Liz died after a long battle with heart and lung problems leaving a significant recorded legacy.

Bio by: Bob Hufford

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