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Hear Lynn Anderson’s Final Single, ‘Drift Away Gospel’ [LISTEN]

 

Country star Lynn Anderson was best known for her hit single, “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden”, but regularly released music up until her death on July 31. Before she passed, she chose the song “Drift Away Gospel” as a single from her last album, Bridges, which was released in June. Her family has decided to fulfill Anderson’s wish and is releasing her version of the Dobie Gray classic to her fans.

Anderson chose to put a more religious and inspirational twist on the lyrics, which follows the theme of  the other tracks on her last release. Still, the fact that this was personally chosen by Anderson as what would be her last single can make any listener incredibly emotional. “Give me my heart heart boy, you freed my soul, I wanna walk down those streets of gold and drift away,” she says in the song, which plays like a comforting message left behind to those who loved her.

“Bridges is Mom’s first religious CD in her long career of making music,” Anderson’s daughter, Lisa Sutton, said in a statement. “It has been our soundtrack the past few months and now it’s become the perfect memoir. Like a gift left behind, delivered as only Mom can … It’s almost like it was meant to be.”

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Hear Lynn Anderson’s Final Single, ‘Drift Away Gospel’ [LISTEN]