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The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country, Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

Updated on August 24, 2014

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

Morna Anne Murray better known as Anne Murray is a favorite singer of mine, and the whole world as all we know. Anne Murray is Canada's pride, and has been known to grace the music scene in four decades. She never gets tired of giving us her beautiful voice and songs. She hold the distinction "the woman who paved the way for other singers like the famous Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain". But aside from that, little of us know that she is a good golfer having the title -- the world's best female celebrity golfer by Golf For Women magazine in 2007. Elvis Presley has said to be one of her fan.

I grew up hearing Anne Murray, she is my moms favorite singer and my dad as well. So if she has a new record, they make sure they bought it and play it in our old stereo round the clock. I like her voice quality and the way she sings in general. The world like her song and we will always hear her music which never dies.

I am happy to give a tribute to Anne Murray and in view of the Victoria day celebration -- a national holiday event in Canada (every Monday on or before the 24th of May), I am wishing every Canadians Happy Victoria Day! 

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

courtesy of wikipedia
courtesy of wikipedia

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

Anne Murray

Birthdate : June 20, 1945 in Springhill, Nova Scotia, Canada

Type of Songs : pop songs, country and adult contemporary styles

Personal life :

  • the only sister to five brothers
  • Parents are both in the medical field, father being a doctor and mom is a nurse
  • Took piano lessons at a young age and voice lessons
  • Two children, a son and a daughter, (Dawn and William), the daughter followed her footstep as a singer and they have songs together.
  • Married
  • Parents are both dead now

 

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

Anne Murray is a Philanthropist:

  • Anne Murray Anne Murray was also instrumental in the construction of the Dr. Carson and Marion Murray Community Centre in Springhill, Nova Scotia (named after her parents. Murray served as the honorary chair of the fundraising campaign to replace the town arena that collapsed after a peewee hockey game in 2002.
  • The Anne Murray Centre in Springhill in her hometown (Nova Scotia) which houses her memorabilia and personal collection and awards which opened on July 28, 1989, is a registered Canadian charity.It is a non-profit association, and all revenue generated from its operation is used to help local emplyment for the people in the locality.
  • Honorary National Chairperson of the Canadian Save The Children Fund
  • Spokeswoman for many charities throughout her career - most recently Colon Cancer Canada.
  • ON 2009, Colon Cancer Canada launched the inaugural Anne Murray Charity Golf Classic. Over $150,000 was raised through the event.
  • She is also an environmentalist

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

Awards and achievements of Anne Murray :

  • Since 1968, Anne Murray has had 32 studio albums, 15 compilation albums, 15 of which have either gone multi-platinum, platinum or gold in the U.S. alone.
  • Anne Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach #1 on the U.S. charts
  • She is the first first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs -- Songbird in 1970,
  • 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.
  • Anne Murray has received four Grammy Awards
  • Most number of Juno awards -- 24 and the most until now. Inducted to the the Juno Hall of Fame
  • Three American Music Awards
  • Received three Canadian Country Music Awards.
  • Was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame plus the The Songwriters Hall of Fame.
  • She is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars in Nashville
  • Has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles
  • Has a star Canada's Walk of Fame in Canada

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Sources : Anne Murray website and other parts is wikipedia

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

The Best Music of Anne Murray : Country and Pop Singer and Canada's Pride

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      babs morris 

      7 years ago

      heard asong tonight wondered if you are still alive i'm75 miss your songs beatifull voice

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Great hub. She has such a gorgeous voice. Thanks for putting together so much information about her.

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      Alfreta Sailor 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      Oh, how I love Anne Murray. I have two albums of hers that I can never get enough of. I put them on my Ipod. I love, love, love "You needed me," actually I love all the ones that you provided videos for. Thank you for sharing these great videos.

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      rprcarz50 

      8 years ago

      Wonderful Hub ! Great idea. She was such a popular and underated entertainer . I like her style of music.

      Thank you for your time

      Ron

      As Always Also a2z50

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      "Quill" 

      8 years ago

      Anne has graced many a home in North America, I recall the first time she appeared on TV on the Tommy Hunter show another Canadian Singer...wel written hub and a great tribute.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Lamme 

      8 years ago

      Excellent hub. I didn't know much about Anne Murray until I read you hub. You have a lot of great videos on here too!

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      samboiam 

      8 years ago from Texas

      Great tribute to one of Country music's classiest ladies. This was very well written and informative. Rated it up.

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