Morna Anne Murray was born in Springhill, Nova Scotia on June 20, 1945. As a teenager, Murray took singing lessons to perfect her craft. While in college, Murray was cast in the Canadian television program, Singalong Jubilee where she was encouraged to record a solo album. Some of Murray’s hit’s include: “Danny’s Song,” “A Love Song,” “He Thinks I Still Care” as well as covering The Beatles song, “You Won’t See Me” among many others. Murray was the first Canadian woman to reach a #1 rating on the American charts making her a pioneer for other female Canadian singers like Celine Dion, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain.
Murray is a Companion of the Order of Canada, the second highest honor that can be awarded to a Canadian civilian. She was a recipient of the Order of Nova Scotia in its inaugural year.