Famed songwriter and singer Liz Anderson was hospitalized Thursday with complications from heart and lung disease. Cofounder of the Nashville Songwriters Association International alongside husband Casey, Liz was a groundbreaking songwriter at a time when women writers were not accepted in Nashville. Liz wrote the breakthrough Merle Haggard smash “Strangers” for which he named his band and “The Fugitive.” Her writing credits also include numerous hits for Conway Twitty, Del Reeves, her daughter Lynn Anderson, and many others.
Chet Atkins signed Liz to RCA and she had string of hits produced by Felton Jarvis, who also produced Elvis Presley. They included “Husband Hunting,” “Go Now, Pay Later,” and “The Game of Triangles,” a trio with Bobby Bare and Norma Jean. Liz is currently in stable condition and resting at St. Thomas Hospital. In lieu of flowers, she asked that donations be directed to the NSAI Legislative fund.
For additional information on Liz Anderson, visit www.showboatrecords.com
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