a talented lady Liz Anderson is! She is a superb lady in every way and
one of the best country-western songwriters I have met. She recorded
for both RCA and Epic-dating back to the late 1960's. She was certainly
a huge influence on Merle Haggard's career, having 'My Friends are
Gonna Be Strangers', 'The Fugitive' (with Casey), and "Just Between the
Two of Us'-a hit for Merle Haggard and Bonnie Owens. She wrote 'Be
Quiet, Mind'-the 1st top ten for Del Reeves, "Guess My Eyes Were Bigger
then My Heart'- the 1st country hit for Conway Twitty and has had songs
recorded by most of the singers of that era. She also started Lynn
Anderson's career in her pre-Rose Garden days with 'Ride, Ride, Ride',
'Big Girls don't Cry', 'If I Kiss You' and lots more. Liz is also a
performer and she continues to tour occasionally-most recently with her
famous daughter Lynn Anderson.
Liz Anderson was born in Roseau County in northern Minnesota very close
to the Canadian border. She was raised on Country-western music and
would listen to the WLS Barndance out of Chicago. Among her favorites
then were Rosalee Allen, LuluBelle and Scotty, Rex Allen , Gene Autry,
Roy Rogers and the Sons Of The Pioneers.
She remembers walking to school through the North Woods when she was
about ten and yodeling very loudly hoping to scare away the bears that
were so prevalent in that area. She says it must have worked because
she never did see any bears.
Casey is singing 'The Ballad of the Pony Express'- a song he and Liz
CO-wrote in 1960. It became the official song for the first re-run of
the pony Express. Casey was a rider in the re-run.
Casey is a real North Dakota cowboy-his parents started the Grand
Forks, North Dakota Saddle Club and his mother, Grace, was the North
Dakota Parade Champion for many years. Casey rode with the World's
Champion Drill team"Sacramento Sheriff's Posse" from 1957 to 1966. He
& Liz moved to Nashville then to be in the music business..
Liz rode with the Sacramento County Ladies Mounted Patrol. They both
were deputy sheriffs in Sacramento County, California. Their daughter
Lynn went on to be the California Horse Show Queen.
All the Andersons
have been in countless parades and western celebrations over the years.
More recently, granddaughter Lisa Sutton has been Miss Tennessee
Quarter Horse Queen twice and has more than her share of trophies.
I know you will enjoy this fine country-western album by true