She’s a diva and not just a songster of her generation. An outstanding artist with pure talent. Through her songs, she can make your eyes water. Besides, she became the very first female and the very first Canadian artist to win “Album of the Year” at the Country Music Association Awards. Indeed, a soulful prima donna. She is non-other than Anne Murray. It’s her special day so with this, Happy Birthday, Anne!
To celebrate Anne Murray’s special day, let’s listen once more to some of her best country songs that topped the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Morna Anne Murray…
On June 20, 1945, a star was born. She is popularly known as Anne Murray. The woman who paved the way to stardom with her hits “Just Another Woman In Love,” “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do,” “You Needed Me,” “Blessed Are The Believers,” “She Thinks I Still Care,” and many more.
Not only did she penetrate the country music but she also touched the hearts and souls of music lovers. Her songs merely define a realistic representation of the love that, undoubtedly, anybody can relate to. Truly, hard work pays off because Anne Murray has received a bunch of awards and recognition due to her works of art.
Just Another Woman In Love…
Patti Ryan and Wanda Mallette are the songwriters behind the words and lyrics of “Just Another Woman In Love.” It was released in 1984 as part of Murray’s album “A Little Good News.” It placed at No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on July 21, 1984. It was said, the song became Murray’s career-defining single. Indeed, a hit we can remember Anne Murray.
You Needed Me…
The song is one of the most emotional and soulful of its kind. Songwriter Randy Goodrum described the song as “unconditional undeserved love.” It was a No.1 single of Anne Murray in the United States in 1978. The song gave her a Grammy award.
Nobody Loves Me Like You Do…
Another successful single for Anne Murray as it topped at No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on December 15, 1984. The song is a duet of Anne Murray and Dave Loggins. James Dunne and Pamela Phillips are the songwriters behind the words and lyrics of “Nobody Loves Me Like You Do.”
Blessed Are The Believers…
The song was released in 1981 under Anne Murray’s album “Where Do You Go When You Dream.” Also, it became No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart on June 27, 1981. Charlie Black, Rory Michael Bourke, and Sandy Pinkard pooled resources at creating the words and lyrics of the song.
She Thinks I Still Care…
The song was recorded by Elvis Presley, George Jones, Patty Loveless, Connie Francis, and Anne Murray. Dickey Lee and Steve Duffy created the words and lyrics. Anne Murray’s rendition became No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart from July 6 to July 13, 1974.
Anne Murray received four Grammys, twenty-four Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country Music Awards. Furthermore, she has been inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Juno Hall of Fame, The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. Anne Murray is also a member of Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars in Nashville. She has her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto.
Above all, Anne Murray made history when she became the very first Canadian female solo artist to reach on the U.S charts and the very first female and the very first Canadian artist to win “Album of the Year” at the Country Music Association Awards.
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Anne Murray, just another woman in love, She Thinks I Still Care, you needed me