Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.
Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996
Birth: August 6, 1940 – Fort William, Ontario
Myrna Lorrie Biography
Myrna Lorrie, born Lorraine Petrunka, during her early career years as a teenager was recognized as one of the brightest talents on Canada’s country music scene, and was also one of Canadian country music’s first international stars. Her first single, ‘Are You Mine’, a duet with fellow Canadian Buddy DeVal, was a #6 hit on the Billboard Country Charts in 1955. The classic song, co-written with her mentor and manager, Don Grashey, was simultaneously a Top 10 chart hit in the USA by duet partners, Ginny Wright and Tom Tall, and by Red Sovine and Goldie Hill. The song has since been covered by numerous duet partners.
In the years that followed, Lorrie toured North America, appeared on the Grand Ole Opry with Hank Snow, had a string of hits throughout the 1960s and became a country music television star in Canada, co-hosting the TV series, “Countrytime”. She received the 1970 and 1971 Juno Award for, ‘Best Female Country Singer’ and the 1977 Big Country Award for, ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female Singer’.
Her comeback album, released in 1990 entitled, ‘Blue Blue Me’ led to a series of concert appearances across Canada.
Myrna remains active today performing in Classic Country shows.