Murray, Anne (1945- )
Signed Book: All of Me. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Canada, 2009. Second Issue. Hardbound. 344 pgs. with photographs. Signed and dated by Murray on the title page. Protected by Brodart cover.
(Morna) Anne Murray is a Canadian signer in pop, country and adult contemporary music whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide as of 2012. She was the first Canadian female solo artist to reach No. 1 on the US charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs Snowbird (1970). She often is cited as the one who paved the way for other international Canadian success stories such as K.D. Long, Celine Dione and Shania Twain. She is the first woman and the first Canadian to win Album of the Year at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her Gold-plus 1983 album A Little Good News.
Murray has received four Grammys, a record 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Juno Hall of Fame and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars in Nashville, and has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto.
In 2011, Billboard ranked Murray 10th on their list of the 50 biggest adult contemporary artists ever.