SNOWBIRD- TRIBUTE TO ANNE MURRAY
DID YOU KNOW?
Anne Murray was the first Canadian female solo artist to go number one on the American Billboard chart.
First to sell a gold record in both Canada and the United States, and first woman and Canadian to win album of the year.
Anne has won a jaw dropping 24 Juno's, along with 4 Grammy's over her 40 year career.
The "Girl Next Door" from Nova Scotia, has sold over 53 million albums with 33 #1 singles.
Billboard magazine has ranked her #10 on their list of 50 greatest contemporary artists ever.
The List of accolades goes on and on. She even has her own star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame as well as in Canada.
In May of 2007 Anne Murray announced to the world that she was embarking on her final tour, retiring to a life of golf and lesiure.
In March of 2014 Laura Gillespie announced that she would be performing SNOWBIRD, the long over due tribute to Canada's greatest female icon.
I live in South Florida and have attended numerous concerts when Anne would come down here. I just visited your website after I listened to an hour of Anne on baltimorenetradio.com and your are amazing and right on target, wish you would come down here and give a show, I would definitely attend and tell others to attend as well, please come down as Anne always received a great reception from us locals and well as visiting snowbirds from Canada.
Looking forward to you coming back home to Nova Scotia. Hope Anne drops by and passes you the throne to carry her music on
I saw the live video from one of your recent shows very impressive, worked with Anne years ago when I was with CTV, Laura certainly has her persona perfected.
Clarke Theatre, Mission, BC
I had goosebumps at the amazing accuracy of the vocals - right down to the Anne Murray rasp. My mother-in-law, whose first husband once played in a band that backed up Anne Murray, was amazed at how truly Ms. Gillespie portrayed our songbird. Congratulations all on an amazing job