Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 1970 Anne Murray clutched a gold single with "Snowbird?"

It's true! It made her the first Canadian artist to reach gold with a country hit!

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Here are 5 interesting facts about Anne Murray.

  • Her real name is actually Morna Anne Murray.
  • She was born in the coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia.
  • She is often cited as the one who paved the way for other international Canadian success stories such as Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, Céline Dion, Sarah McLachlan, and Shania Twain.
  • She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win "Album of the Year" at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her 1983 album A Little Good News.
  • She attended Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax for one year. She later studied Physical Education at University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. After receiving her degree in 1966 she taught physical education at a high school in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, for one year.