Winner of four Grammy awards, twenty four Juno awards, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards and three Canadian Country Music association Awards, singer Anne Murray is also the first Canadian female singer to reach no.1 on the United States chart. She is also the first woman and Canadian to win “Album of the Year” at 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her Gold-plus album A Little Good News. Having over 54 million copies of her album sold worldwide, Murray is an accomplished pop, country and adult contemporary singer who has done numerous tours in her lifetime . She not only won a Gold record by signature song “Snowbird” but also paved the way for other international Canadian success stories. Her songs have been one of the most popular ones.
Hold on! Her own success story does not end here, she has been inducted to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, Canadian Broadcast 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.
She has been ranked 10th on the list of the 50 Biggest Adult Contemporary Artists Ever on Billboard ranking in 2011.
There is more to her success story but let’s take a peek of her personal life. Sounds interesting, doesn’t it? Born in the coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia to James Carson Murray, a town doctor and Marion Margaret Murray, a registered nurse, Anne Murray had an interest in music from her early childhood. She took an early start. She studied piano for six years and by the age of 15 she was already taking voice lessons. Anne Murray said “I often think that perhaps the reason I became a successful singer was that, as a kid I could never do anything as well as my brothers. I wanted to do something better than they did.” She proved it all too well.
Anne Murray was married to Bill Langstroth, a music producer in 1975. They had a multiyear affair before getting married. Bill was a married man and her boss when they began dating. They had a difficult time keeping their affair a secret before Bill divorced his wife and married her. A year after they got married they became parents for the first time with the birth of their eldest son William. They have two children. Dawn, who is their second child and only daughter, arrived 3 years later. The husband – wife was together for 23 years before getting a divorce in the year 1998. It was a tragedy that Bill died in the year 2013. Murray has not dated anyone since Bill.
Last but not the least, to add up in Anne Murray’s life is her memoir ‘All of Me.’ Anne Murray says she decided to write her tell-all memoir because it was the last item remaining on her career to-do list.
Her net worth is estimated to be around $45 million.