Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the U.S charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs, “Snowbird”. She is often cited as the one who paved the way for international Canadian success stories such as Alanis Morissette, Nelly Furtado, Céline Dion, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain. She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win “Album of the Year” at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her 1983 album A Little Good News.
Murray has received four Grammys, a record 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She has been inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Juno Hall of Fame, and The Songwriters Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars in Nashville, and has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto