Monday, November 02, 2009

Anne Murray tells all in the November issue of Zoomer Magazine, featuring cover photography by Bryan Adams

"Because I can still sing I think that's the time to stop, when you can
still do it."
Anne Murray, Zoomer Magazine, November 2009

TORONTO, Oct. 26 /CNW/ - In the November issue of Zoomer magazine - Canada's authority on everything important to the 45+ demographic - iconic songstress Anne Murray discusses her life, family and decision to retire from the music business after a remarkable 40-year career. Available on newsstands across Canada starting on October 26, Zoomer features cover photography of Murray by Canadian rock legend Bryan Adams.

In an interview by award-winning journalist David Livingstone, Murray exclusively tells Zoomer, "Because I can still sing I think that's the time to stop, when you can still do it. Otherwise you end up with people feeling sorry for you. There are many of my peers who are shadows of their former selves. I see it and think it's unfortunate."

Livingstone also discusses Murray's appeal and "enigmatic blend of candour and restraint," which legendary rock writer Lester Bangs ascribed to the "scientific application of that time-honoured and almost forgotten erotic technique - the holdout," in Creem magazine in 1973.

Murray appears in Zoomer upon the publication of her autobiography, All of Me, which hits bookstores on October 27 and is published by Knopf Canada. In the revealing book, the singer tells the story of her astonishing career - from her humble origins in the tragedy-plagued coal-mining town of Springhill, Nova Scotia, to her arrival on the world stage with her first gold record in 1970 and her subsequent string of top-selling hits. The book will be supported by a 14-city book tour, which will take Murray from Vancouver to Moncton, including an appearance at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. Murray has enjoyed an unparalleled career selling 54 million records and putting more than 30 pop, 50 country and 40 adult contemporary songs on the Billboard charts. She has also earned four Grammy Awards, 24 Juno Awards, three American Music Awards, and three CMA Awards.

An excerpt from Murray's autobiography is available online at the Zoomer magazine website: CLICK HERE

For a full list of Anne Murray's book tour dates, CLICK HERE

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