Era Inducted To: Modern Era
This record-breaking song that launched the careers of Gene MacLellan and Anne Murray was crafted by a relative newcomer to the songwriting business. In just 25 minutes, MacLellan turned out his second song, Snowbird. Snowbird earned him a Juno for Composer of the Year in 1970 and propelled Anne Murray to become the first solo female artist in Canadian history to receive an American gold record. In 1990, BMI listed Snowbird as its 19th most-performed song of the previous 60 years.
Cover Artists Include: Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Loretta Lynn, Rita MacNeil, Anne Murray, Elvis Presley, Hank Snow