On today's "retro rack" Anne Murray got a lot of her musical influences from people like Rosemary Clooney and Perry Como. In fact when she was turned for a chance to appear on a TV show called "Singalong Jubilee", the show's producer call her back two years later. He said lets make some records and in 1970 she had a Number One hit called "Snowbird". It was a million seller and a huge crossover hit.

 

 

Anne Murray hails from Canada. Before she got into the music business, she was a high school physical education teacher.

Throughout the 70's and 80's Murray's songs would ride that line between country and pop. One of her songs called "Danny's Song" would become a Top Ten hit on both the country and pop charts. Her song "He Thinks I Still Care", a cover version of the George Jones song "She Thinks I Still Care", went to Number One on the country charts.

Starting in 1978 and the next eight year that followed Murray scored a number of Top Ten hits including nine chart toppers.

One of those was a song that was featured on the soundtrack of the movie, "Urban Cowboy". The song, "Could I Have This Dance". It would be her fifth Number One country song and it would win a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance.