he 70s was replete with folk rock, rock that had great lyrics, simple acoustics and sublime storytelling. Canadian songbird Anne Murray sings earthy adult contemporary and country songs and in 1970, she was the first Canadian solo singer to hit #1 on the U.S. charts with the timeless "Snowbird." Written be fellow Canadian Gene MacLellan, the ubiquitous, dulcet song eventually earned Murray certified gold status by the RIAA.
The song addresses heartache, the isolation of it, and how a bird symbolizes freedom from that feeling. The lyrics flutter as lightly as a little bird, lifting the spirit and spreading joy. Like many country rock songs during that time, it's uncomplicated in rhythm and delivery, but meaningful in words and soul-searing sound.
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About the Curator - Sonya Alexander
After graduating from UCLA, Sonya trained to be a talent agent. After realizing she belonged on the creative end, she started freelance writing, covering film festivals for Los Angeles local papers. She's written about film, video games, global affairs, wildlife conservation and, most recently, music. She specializes in classic rock, classic soul, blues, classic country, classical and world music and is tri-coastal, residing in Los Angeles, New York and New Orleans.