The duet with soprano Brightman was of her 1970 hit song, "Snowbird".
Anne Murray Duets: Friends and Legends was recorded in four cities – Toronto, Nashville, New York and Los Angeles.
The project was produced by Brian Ahern, and covered songs by Joni Mitchell, Ken Tobias, and John Denver. She performed "O Canada" at the first American League baseball game played in Canada on April 7, 1977, when the Toronto Blue Jays played the Chicago White Sox at Exhibition Stadium.
Her mother, Marion Margaret (née Burke) Murray, was a registered nurse who focused her life on raising her family and community charity work. Murray's father died in 1980 at the age of 72 from complications from leukemia.
In 1965, Murray appeared on the University of New Brunswick student project record "The Groove" (500 pressed).
She sang two songs on the record – "Unchained Melody" and "Little Bit of Soap". While there, she was encouraged to audition for the 1960s CBC musical variety television show Singalong Jubilee, but was not offered a singing position.
The album is dedicated to her friend Cynthia Mc Reynolds who died of cancer.
On December 26, 2004, Murray joined other Canadian music stars in the Canada for Asia Telethon, a three-hour, tsunami relief concert broadcast on CBC Television (January 13, 2005) to support CARE Canada's efforts.