Country Music Sensation Lynn Anderson Dies From Heart Attack At 67

Courtney Miller

Country music star Lynn Anderson passed away on Thursday from a heart attack at age 67.

The legendary singer died in Nashville at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, according to a statement made by her rep to Billboard. The spokeswoman also shared that Anderson had recently been suffering from pneumonia.

— billboard (@billboard) July 31, 2015

Billboard named Anderson "Artist of the Decade" for 1970-1980, and she was also notable for her numerous Country Music Association awards, American Music Association awards, and a People's Choice Award in 1975 for "Favorite Country Artist."

Numerous country stars spoke highly of their friend and fellow musician on Twitter.

— Tracy Lawrence (@tracy_lawrence) July 31, 2015

"I've been so blessed in my life that things have kind of seemed to fall in place for me," the star said shortly before her death in an interview with Billboard. "I just have to keep on the right path, and not jaunt off to the left or the right."

That "path" seems to have been sticking true to her warm heart, as well as her faith. She recently released a Gospel album, Bridges, through Center Sound Records, and which was met with much enthusiasm by the star's loyal fans.

— Lynn Anderson (@LynnAshow) July 29, 2015

— Lovin' Lyrics (Jenn) (@lovinlyrics) July 31, 2015

"I love how the lyrics speak of asking the Lord to keep me in the right direction," the singer said. "That's where the song hits me."

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