NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Liz Anderson, who wrote country music hits for Merle Haggard and others, has died in Nashville. She was 81.
Anderson, who died Monday at St. Thomas Hospital, was the mother of singer Lynn Anderson. The Tennessean reported she had complications from heart and lung disease (http://tnne.ws/vZXsYP ).
Haggard had hits with her songs "''I'm a Lonesome Fugitive," ''That Makes Two of Us" and "The Worst Is Yet to Come." Lynn Anderson, Tammy Wynette, Connie Smith, Jerry Lee Lewis, Waylon Jennings, Ernest Tubb, Roy Drusky and Lorrie Morgan also recorded her songs.
Liz Anderson had her own recording career as well.
Survivors besides her daughter include her husband. A memorial service will be Saturday in Nashville.