Myrna Lorrie Wiki, Biography, Age, Height, Things You Need To Know

Myrna Lorrie Bio

myrna lorrie b myrna lorraine petrunka august 6 1940 cloud bay ontario is a canadian country singersongwritermusicianlorrie first sang publicly at age 11 on fort william radio station ckpr on a program called school of the air which was hosted by jack master at 12 masters gave lorrie her own radio show called harmony trails at age 14 she wrote and recorded the song are you mine with buddy duvall which was released on abbott records and reached number 6 on the billboard chart the song became a hit in both canada and the united states and was recorded by several artists it peaked at no 2 on the billboard and cashbox charts in early 1956 she was voted best new female singer by fan polls in both billboard and cashbox magazines in 1955 the lorriede val team was a part of numerous grand ole opry packages in 1956are you mine received the song of the year award from bmi n the us in 1955 and from bmi in canada in 1976 the song is in bmis millionaire club and became a worldwide standard in the country song categoryon january 10 1957 she had her first recording session for rca at the rca victor studio 1 in new york her first producer was steve sholes who had singed jim reeves and the browns in addition to hank snow eddy arnold chet atkins and elvis presley nine months later on october 31 1957 myrna recorded at rca victor studio on mcgavock street in nashville with chester b atkins which included a song written by myrna called tradewindsher first tour in the united states had her opening for stars such as hank snow marty robbins johnny cash kitty wells and sonny james she appeared on the grand ole opry broadcast as a guest of hank snow later she toured with faron young skeeter davis ferlin huskey and porter wagonermyrna got married and had two children her son tim and daughter carolee during this period myrna moonlighted as a dee jay on cjlx in her hometown of fort william ontario she hosted a popular 3 hour slot of country and western music lorrie returned to performing in 1963 she headline the atlantic winter fair audiences loved her she then formed the myrna lorrie show which toured on canadian country music circuit playing fairs small towns and the calgary stampede until it disbanded in december 1968 several hits for columbia records followed including tell me not to go turn down the music and changing of the seasons in the fall of 1969 cbc halifax created a show called countrytime myrna was a guest during the first season and she proved to be so charming that producer cy true and the cbc brass invited her to cohost the show with don tremaine in the fall of 1970 she became a fixture on television in the 1970s cohosting countrytime on cbc from 1970 to 1974 and nashville swing from 1977 to 1981 she briefly had her own show on cbc in 1974 called country sunshine with myrna lorrie it was a 3 part summer mini series which consisted of half hour shows which ran july 25 august 1 and august 8 1974 she also made appearances on the ian tyson show and grand ole country host by ronnie prophet in addition to several other personal appearances lorrie performed at the national arts centre in ottawa with tommy hunter in the summer of 1971 she was broadcast live by cbc radio as one of the top entertainers performing at the canadian open fiddle contest in august in 1976 she made an impressive appearance at the mariposa folk festival on the toronto island where she was described as the big surprised of the festival by the press and received standing ovations in the mid 80s she perform regularly as the headliner at country gold at the skyline hotel in toronto her 1989 release blue blue me yielded the canadian hits blue blue me and sometime she has scored 6 number one hits in canadamyrna made no fewer than 36 appearances on don messers jubilee and several on the tommy hunter showlorrie was awarded two juno awards for best female country singer in 1970 and 1971 she was best female singer and entertanier of the year at the inaugural big country awards in 1977 she was among the inaugural inductees along with her mentor hank snow into the canadian country music hall of fame on november 1 1989 in kitchener ontario and the ccma hall of honour on september 9 1996in 2012 bear family records acknowledged this canadian country music pioneers contribution by releasing a cd of lorries early recordings on their juke box pearls series entitled myrna lorrie hello baby

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