Anne Murray

Inducted in 1993

Anne Murray’s signature voice has graced recordings since 1968 and is recognized worldwide as one of Canada’s most enduring treasures. In a business that measures itself in quick trends, Anne Murray is practically timeless. Because she has never sought to be musically fashionable, she has never been out of fashion.

Born in Springhill, Nova Scotia, she is one of six children and the only daughter of Dr. Carson and Marion Murray. Success came quickly: Her debut album, What About Me, was released in 1968 and generated an instant Canadian hit with the title track. Soon after, she signed with Capitol Records and recorded “Snowbird” for her second album — the song would be certified gold by the RIAA, the first in history for a Canadian artist. From there, hit after hit reached the top of both country and pop charts.

Career Highlights


The Anne Murray Centre — a museum exploring the history of the singer — opens in her hometown of Springhill, N.S., in 1989.


Inducted into Nashville’s Walkway of Stars in 1975.


Awarded her first Grammy in 1974 for Best Country Vocal Performance for “Love Song.”


“Snowbird” is certified gold by the RIAA in 1970.

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Releases debut studio album, What About Me, in 1968.


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Quick Fact

Anne Murray, the most awarded artist in JUNO Awards history, is inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame by 1986 Inductee Gordon Lightfoot.