All inducted songs
Lyrically the snowbird is used as a metaphor for freedom by contrasting the narrator's inability to leave the place of his/her heartache with the bird's ability to just up and fly away.
  • Year Inducted: 2003
  • Written In: 1968
Gene MacLellan Songwriter
Perry Como
Bing Crosby
Loretta Lynn
Rita MacNeil
Anne Murray
Elvis Presley
Hank Snow

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.

Snowbird (Gene MacLellan) - performed by Ron Sexsmith
"Snowbird" was performed by Canadian Juno Award Winning singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith at the 2003 CSHF Induction Ceremony.
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