Wednesday, September 26, 2007

You Learn Something New Every Day

I'm listening to the Outlaw Country station on Sirius and the deejay just said that today is Lynn Anderson's birthday - her big hit was "(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden" - and that she was born in Grand Forks. This got me curious, so I did some surfing and it turns out her mom, Liz Anderson, was born in Roseau and wrote songs that were hits for Merle Haggard: "I'm A Lonesome Fugitive" (quoted in Rock Dreams!) and the awesome "(My Friends Are Gonna Be) Strangers."

(Check out the great cover for Liz Anderson's album Husband Hunting.)