Country music singer Lynn Anderson says her career has been jeopardized by a child custody case that should have been settled "around the kitchen table."

Anderson, 43, best known for her 1970 hit "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," lost custody Thursday of her two children to their father, former husband Harold "Spook" Stream III."I don't know if I'll ever have the desire to sing again. My career is destroyed at this point. Basically it's at an end," she said.

"This should have been handled around the kitchen table, with a family counselor and without the vicious accusations and inflammatory statements." During Thursday's court hearing in Nashville, Tenn., Anderson was accused of being an unfit mother and a drug user. Both she and Stream admitted past cocaine use but said they no longer use drugs.