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Encyclopedia > Anne Murray
Anne Murray
Background information
Birth name Morna Anne Murray
Also known as Anne Murray
Born June 20, 1945 (1945-06-20) (age 62)
Origin Flag of Canada Springhill, Nova Scotia
Genre(s) Pop
Adult Contemporary
Country
Occupation(s) Singer, Talk Show Host, Actress
Instrument(s) Vocals
Years active 1970present
Label(s) Arc Records, Capitol Records, Liberty Records, Straightaway Records
Website Anne Murray Official Website

Anne Murray, CC, ONS (born Morna Anne Murray on June 20, 1945) is a Canadian singer born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, known for her rich alto voice and her choice of songs appealing to listeners over a broad spectrum, including Pop, Country and Adult Contemporary styles. For many, her fame as the representative Canadian singer is rivaled only by Gordon Lightfoot. Unlike many internationally-renowned Canadian singers, she has always resided in Canada and now lives in Toronto, but spends most summers in Nova Scotia. Ann Murray is an Irish mezzo-soprano. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Springhill is a small Canadian town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Talk Show Host is a song written and performed by Radiohead. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified with the purpose of making music. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Year 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link shows full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Present” redirects here. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Liberty Records was a United States-based record label. ... Seal of the Order of Canada The Order of Canada is Canadas highest civilian honour, with membership awarded to those who exemplify the Orders Latin motto Desiderantes meliorem patriam, which means (those) desiring a better country (Hebrews 11. ... The Order of Nova Scotia, established in 2001, is the highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia. ... is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Springhill is a small Canadian town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ... This article is about the voice-type. ... For other uses, see Pop music (disambiguation). ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr. ...


Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach #1 on the US charts, and also the first to earn a gold record (for one of her signature songs, 1970's "Snowbird". She is often cited as the woman who paved the way for other Canadian international success stories such as Céline Dion, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain. So far, her albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide.[1] [2] The plaintive lost love song Snowbird was written by the late Gene Maclellan and, while covered by many renditions (including Elvis Presley), is best known through Anne Murrays 1972 mellifluous version. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Sarah Ann McLachlan, OC,[2] OBC[2] (born January 28, 1968) is a Grammy-winning Canadian musician, singer and songwriter. ... Shania Twain, OC (IPA: [1]) (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ...


She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win "Album of the Year" at the Country Music Association Awards for her 1984 album A Little Good News. The Country Music Association Awards also known as the CMA Awards, are voted on by business members of the Country Music Association. ...

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Biography

Early career

Anne Murray was born on June 20, 1945, in the small town of Springhill, Nova Scotia. Her father, James Carson Murray, was a doctor and her mother, Marion Murray, was a registered nurse. is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Springhill is a small Canadian town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ...


After expressing an early interest in music, she studied piano for six years; by age fifteen, she began taking voice lessons. Every Saturday morning, she took a bus ride from Springhill to Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, for her singing lesson with her teacher, Karen Mills. Tatamagouche (population 738 in 2001) is a village located on the Northumberland Strait of Nova Scotia, Canada, 150 kilometers north of Halifax where the French and Waugh Rivers enter Tatamagouche Bay which serves as a natural harbour. ...


Following high school, Anne spent a year at Mount Saint Vincent University, a women's college in Halifax, Nova Scotia. After dropping out of Mount Saint Vincent University she went to the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, where she studied Physical Education. Friends of Anne encouraged her to audition for the 1960's CBC music television show "Singalong Jubilee". However, the cast was full but two years later, she got a call from "Singalong Jubilee" co-host and associate producer, Bill Langstroth. She then returned for a second audition and was cast for the show. Motto: Template:Unhide = E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: (former city) 79. ... Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Fredericpolis silvae filia noblis (Fredericton noble daughter of the forest) Established: {{{Established}}} Area: 131. ... The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ...


After a summer of singing, Anne began teaching Physical Education at a high school in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. However after one year of teaching, she was offered a spot on a television show, "Let's Go" and returned to "Singalong Jubilee." A "Singalong Jubilee" soundtrack was released by Arc Records, one of Canada's first record labels. The show's musical director, Brian Ahern, advised Anne that she should record a solo album; her first album, What About Me," was produced by Ahern in Toronto and released in 1968 on the Arc label. Summerside (pop. ...


Success

The Anne Murray Centre in Springhill, Nova Scotia
The Anne Murray Centre in Springhill, Nova Scotia

After a year long stint on Arc Records, Anne switched to Capitol Records in 1969 to record her second album. With this her second album, This Way Is My Way, was released in the fall 1969. This album featured the single that launched her successful career, "Snowbird", which became a major hit. With "Snowbird" being a number one in Canada led to a surprise hit on the US charts. The song led to Anne being awarded the first gold record given to a Canadian solo artist in the United States. Anne became the demand of several television appearances in Canada and the United States, along with becoming a regular on "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2046x1440, 473 KB) The Anne Murray Centre in Springhill, Nova Scotia. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2046x1440, 473 KB) The Anne Murray Centre in Springhill, Nova Scotia. ... Springhill is a small Canadian town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ... The plaintive lost love song Snowbird was written by the late Gene Maclellan and, while covered by many renditions (including Elvis Presley), is best known through Anne Murrays 1972 mellifluous version. ...


After the success of "Snowbird", Anne had a number of subsequent singles that have charted both pop and country simultaneously. During 1970s and early 1980s, her hits included "Danny's Song" (1972), "He Thinks I Still Care" (1974), "You Needed Me" (1978), "I Just Fall In Love Again," "Shadows in the Moonlight" and "Broken Hearted Me" (all 1979), "Could I Have This Dance" (1980), "Blessed Are the Believers" (1981), and "A Little Good News" (1983). Her hits started to taper off into the mid '80s, and her last top 100 charting pop hit was "Now and Forever (You and Me)" from 1986, it also was her last #1 on the country charts. The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... You Needed Me was a number one single in the United States during 1978 by Canadian singer Anne Murray. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... I Just Fall in Love Again is a popular song written by Steve Dorff, Larry Herbstritt, Gloria Sklerov and Harry Lloyd. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... Year 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1980 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


Even though success in the singles charts have slowed down, she signed on with a new manager, Bruce Allen, who also has managed careers for Bryan Adams and Martina McBride in 1996. She recorded her first live album in 1997 and in 1999, she released What A Wonderful World, an inspirational album. She also released Country Croonin, the follow up to her successful 1993 album, Croonin. In 2004, she released I'll Be Seeing You, which features a collection of songs from the early 20th century through to the mid 1940's. The American version, titled All of Me, features a bonus disc containing many of her hit singles.


In 2007, Anne will release a duets album, titled Anne Murray Duets: Friends & Legends, due out in November in Canada and February in the United States. The duets album will consist of many of Anne's biggest hits re-recorded as duets. Artists such as Shania Twain, k.d. lang, Isabelle Boulay, Nelly Furtado, Carole King, Céline Dion, her daughter Dawn Langstroth and more artists will be featured. The album was recorded in Toronto, Nashville and Los Angeles. Shania Twain, OC (IPA: [1]) (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... Kathryn Dawn Lang, OC (born November 2, 1961), best known by the stage name k. ... Isabelle Boulay (born 6 July 1972 in Sainte-Félicité, Quebec) is a francophone Canadian pop singer. ... Nelly Kim Furtado (born December 2, 1978) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist, who also holds Portuguese citizenship. ... Carole King (born February 9, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian Grammy, Juno, and Oscar award-winning pop singer and occasional songwriter and actress. ...


On October 10, 2007, Murray announced that she will embark on her final major tour. She will tour in Feburary and March in the U.S. and April and May in Canada. [3]


Personal life

Anne married Bill Langstroth in the 1975 and gave birth to two children, William (a computer programmer for the Government of Ontario) and Dawn (a singer-songwriter).


In recent years, she has faced many personal challenges: her departure from Capitol Records after some 25 years; the apparent suicide of the author of her first hit "Snowbird" Gene MacLellan; the death of her beloved manager Leonard T. Rambeau of cancer; her separation and divorce from her husband; her daughter's battle with anorexia (they reluctantly did the US talk-show circuit to raise awareness); and most recently, the loss of her best friend to cancer (she recorded her album All of Me as a tribute to her). She has overcome all of these obstacles, and emerged in 1999 with her best-selling album in 20 years "What a Wonderful World" – and has followed up with three subsequent albums. Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... Gene MacLellan (1939?-19 January 1995) was a Canadian singer-songwriter who lived and died in Prince Edward Island. ...


Anne has always kept strong ties to her hometown, Springhill, Nova Scotia, located about an hour south of Moncton, New Brunswick and one and a half hours north of Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has a museum there which houses her memorabilia and employs local people. She has been instrumental in the construction of the local arena, and has been a spokeswoman for many charities. Springhill is a small Canadian town in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia. ... Moncton (46°6′ N 64°46′ W) is the second largest city in the Canadian province of New Brunswick and is at the heart of the fastest growing urban area in the province. ... Motto: {{Unhide = {{{}}}}} E Mari Merces (Wealth from the Sea) Logo: Location City Information Established: April 1, 1996 Area: urban area 79. ...


She was a celebrity corporate spokeswoman for The Bay. Celine Dion was also a spokesperson at the same time. Murray also sang the company jingle for the CIBC bank. For other uses, see Bay (disambiguation). ... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... CIBC (NYSE: BCM) is one of Canadas major banks. ...


Her mother, the former Marion Burke, died April 10, 2006. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


TV work

Anne Murray has had four highly-rated US specials on CBS (over 40 million viewers each), countless Canadian specials on CBC (Anne Murray in Nova Scotia) and has appeared on Solid Gold, Sesame Street, The Muppet Show, Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, Dean Martin Summer Show, Singalong Jubilee, Dinah!, The Mike Douglas Show, Oprah, 20/20, CNN, The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour, Live with Regis and Kathie Lee and The Pat Sajak Show. Her 2005 CBC special Anne Murray: The Music of My Life broke ratings records for a Thursday night, with more than 1 million Canadian viewers tuned in. The guests on her TV specials have included Julio Iglesias, Patti LaBelle, Celine Dion, Bryan Adams, Dusty Springfield, Bananarama, Barenaked Ladies, Alan Thicke, Roch Voisine, Glen Campbell, Valerie Harper, Diana Krall, Jann Arden, Miss Piggy and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the country’s national public radio and television broadcaster. ... Solid Gold was an American syndicated television series which ran from 1980 to 1988. ... Sesame Street is an American educational childrens television series for preschoolers and is a pioneer of the contemporary educational television standard, combining both education and entertainment. ... The Muppet Show was a television program featuring a cast of Muppets (diverse hand-operated puppets, typically with oversized eyes and large moving mouths) produced by Jim Henson and his team from 1976 to 1981. ... This article is about the American television series. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Mike Douglas Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted by Mike Douglas that ran from 1961 to 1982. ... The Oprah Winfrey Show is the longest-running daytime television talk show in the United States, and is hosted, produced and owned by Oprah Winfrey. ... This article is about the television show. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour hosted by country singer Glen Campbell from January, 1969 through June, 1972. ... Categories: TV Spin-offs | Television talk shows | Television stubs ... The Pat Sajak Show was an American late-night television talk show which aired on CBS from January 9, 1989 to April 13, 1990. ... This page is about the singer Julio Iglesias. ... Patti LaBelle (born Patricia Louise Holt on May 24, 1944 in West-Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an multi-grammy winning American R&B and soul singer and songwriter who fronted two groups, Patti LaBelle and the Bluebelles and Labelle, which changed and birthed a new era of womens music and... Céline Marie Claudette Dion, OC, OQ, (born March 30, 1968) is a Canadian pop singer and occasional songwriter. ... Bryan Adams OC, OBC, (born 5 November 1959) is a Canadian rock singer, guitarist, songwriter and photographer. ... Dusty Springfield OBE (16 April 1939–2 March 1999) was a popular English singer whose career spanned four decades. ... Bananarama are a British girl group who have had success with pop and new wave songs since 1982. ... Barenaked Ladies (often abbreviated BNL or occasionally BnL) is a Canadian alternative rock band currently composed of Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn, Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Tyler Stewart, and formerly Andy Creeggan. ... Alan Thicke (born Alan Willis Jeffrey on March 1, 1947 in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor, songwriter, game show host and talk-show emcee. ... Roch Armand Joseph Voisine, O.C. (born 26 March 1963 in Edmundston, New Brunswick) is an Acadian-Québécois singer-songwriter, actor, and radio and TV host who lives in Montreal, Quebec, when he is not performing in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... For the Scottish broadcaster, see Glenn Campbell (broadcaster). ... Valerie Harper (born August 22, 1940 in Suffern, New York) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, best known for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern-Gerard on the 1970s television show The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and its spinoff, Rhoda. ... Diana Jean Krall, OC, OBC (born November 16, 1964) is a Grammy award-winning Canadian jazz pianist and singer. ... Jann Arden (born Jann Arden Richards March 27, 1962) is an award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter with a fan base primarily in Canada. ... Miss Piggy being moved on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition Miss Piggy is a Muppet character primarily played by Frank Oz. ... TMNT redirects here. ...


Discography

This is a discography for country music singer Anne Murray. ...

Awards and honors

The following is a list of awards won by country-pop singer Anne Murray. ...

References

  1. ^ http://torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/06/27/4293609-sun.html
  2. ^ http://lyrics.crossmap.com/artist/murray-anne.htm
  3. ^ Songbird Anne Murray entertains media at suburban home for preview of duets disc
  • Millard, Bob. (1998). "Anne Murray". In The Encyclopedia of Country Music. Paul Kingsbury, Editor. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 361-2.
  • Grills, Barry. (1996) Snowbird: The Story of Anne Murray. Kingston, ON: Quarry Press.
  • Livingstone, David(1981) Anne Murray: The Story so Far. Scarborough: Prentice Hall Canada, Inc. 0-13-037697-3
  • http://www.annemurray.com/pages/story.htm

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Murray, Anne (327 words)
As a child Anne Murray studied piano for six years; at 15 she began three years of voice lessons with Karen Mills in Tatamagouche, NS.
Murray made her solo recording debut in 1968; in 1969 Capitol Records released her first hit, " Snowbird." Her US break came in 1970, when she joined singer-guitarist Glen Campbell on his popular TV show.
Seeking stability for her children, Murray undertook long-term engagements in Las Vegas, alternating with concerts in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Toronto's O'Keefe Centre.
Anne Murray (1442 words)
Anne was back in the Toronto studio working on her upcoming Duets album and this time Nelly Furtado joined Anne.
Anne was recently joined in the studio by Olivia Newton-John, as Anne began work on her forthcoming Duets album.
The Anne Murray Centre, in Anne's hometown of Springhill, NS is a non-profit association and is a registered Canadian charity.
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