Myrna Lorrie

Real Name:
Myrna Lorraine Petrunka
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Canadian country singer, born on August 6, 1940 in Fort William, Ontario, Canada.
Lorrie 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, Master's gave Lorrie her own radio show called Harmony Trails. At age 14 she wrote and recorded the song "Are You Mine" with Buddy DeVal, 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.
On 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 signed 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 "Tradewinds."
Lorrie's first tour in the United States had her opening for country 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 her idol Hank Snow. Later she toured with Faron Young, Skeeter Davis, Ferlin Huskey, and Porter Wagoner
Shortly after, at the age of 23, she formed The Myrna Lorrie Show which successfully toured the Canadian country music circuit performing at fairs, small towns, and the Calgary Stampede until it disbanded in December of 1968.
In 1970, Lorrie received a Juno, the Canadian recording industry award, for Top Country Singer, Female and in 1972 for Female Country Singer of the Year (Melhuish 196). She won a Big Country Award for outstanding performance by a female singer in 1977. On November 1st, 1989, Myrna Lorrie, along with her mentor, Hank Snow, was one of several inaugural inductees honoured by the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame at the Centre in the Square Theatre in Kitchener, Ontario.
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Artist

Albums

MCA 7009, LM-87 Myrna Lorrie, Vic Mullen & The Hickorys Myrna Lorrie, Vic Mullen & The Hickorys - ... It's Countrytime(LP, Album) MCA Records, Inc., CBC Radio Canada MCA 7009, LM-87 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
Myrna Lorrie Myrna Lorrie (Album) Harmony (4) Canada 1983 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Myrna Lorrie Are You Mine / You Bet I Kissed Him (Single) Abbott Record Co. Canada 1954 Sell This Version
Myrna Lorrie Life's Changing Scene / Listen To My Heart Strings (Single) Abbott Record Co., Abbott Record Co. US 1955 Sell This Version
Myrna Lorrie, Buddy DeVal / Myrna Lorrie Myrna Lorrie, Buddy DeVal / Myrna Lorrie - I'm Your Man / Underway Abbott Record Co. US 1955 Sell This Version
Myrna Lorrie Teenager's Breakup / Just Released (Single) RCA Victor US 1957 Sell This Version
47-7290 Myrna Lorrie Trade Winds / Hello Baby(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7290 Canada 1958 Sell This Version
Myrna Lorrie Your Special Day / Just Count The Tears I'm Gone Gaiety Records US 1966 Sell This Version
MU 1232 Myrna Lorrie No Love Like Mine / The Longest Day(7", Promo) Musicor Records MU 1232 US 1966 Sell This Version
MU 1265 Myrna Lorrie Tell Me Not To Go / You're Free To Return To Your Past(7") Musicor Records MU 1265 US 1967 Sell This Version
STM-1002 Myrna Lorrie Don't Take Away Your Love(7", Single) tembo STM-1002 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
PB-50393 Myrna Lorrie Whose Arms Are You In Tonight / See You In The Morning(7", Single) RCA Victor PB-50393 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
PB-50348 Myrna Lorrie It's Too Late (Love Me Now) / River Song(7", Single) RCA Victor PB-50348 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Myrna Lorrie Changing Of The Seasons / Bashful Billy (Single) Musicor Records USA & Canada Unknown Sell This Version
DJ-65 Myrna Lorrie / The Rhythm Rockers* Featuring Chet Atkins Myrna Lorrie / The Rhythm Rockers* Featuring Chet Atkins - Die, I Thought I Would(7", EP, Promo) RCA Victor DJ-65 US Unknown Sell This Version
MCA 2012 Myrna Lorrie Bringing Marry Home / Tell Me Not To Go(7", Single) MCA Records MCA 2012 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
47-7115 Myrna Lorrie I'll Be Lonesome When You're Gone(7", Single) RCA Victor 47-7115 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
LRJ 2031 Myrna Lorrie If Teardrops Were Pennies(7", Single) LRJ LRJ 2031 US Unknown Sell This Version

Compilations

BCD 16743 AH Myrna Lorrie Hello Baby (CD, Comp) Bear Family Records BCD 16743 AH Germany 2012 Sell This Version
SE4-1098 Myrna Lorrie 18 Original Hits(Cass, Comp) Silver Eagle Records, Inc. SE4-1098 Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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