NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Singer Anne Murray says she realized she was a role model when she learned she'd rejected a song offered by k. d. lang, who was a child at the time.
"As far as k. d. lang is concerned, she grew up devouring my music. She sent me a song when she was 8 years old, and she says I never wrote back," Murray said. "She reminded me of it a few years ago.
"It's always bothered me that I didn't."
Lang was born in 1962 and grew up in the Alberta farm belt listening to her fellow Canadian.
The 45-year-old Murray, who has won four Grammy awards and sold more than 20 million records, said she has bought a townhouse in Nashville because she's spending a lot of time recording in the city. She owns a larger home in Toronto.