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.