Lorrie first sang publicly at age 11 on Fort William radio station CKPR. At age 14 she wrote and recorded the song "Are You Mine" with Buddy DuVall, 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. The Lorrie/De Val team was a part of numerous Grand Ole Opry packages in 1956. She then toured North America with Hank Snow.
"Are You Mine" received the Song of the Year award from BMI n the US in 1955 and from BMI in Canada in 1976. The song is in BMI's Millionaire Club and became a worldwide standard in the country song category.
Lorrie then took a hiatus from performing until 1963. In 1964 she started The Myrna Lorrie Show, which ran on Canadian television until 1969. Several hits for Columbia Records followed, including "Tell Me Not to Go", "Turn Down the Music", and "Changing of the Seasons". She continued performing on television into the 1980s, co-hosting Countrytime on CBC from 1970 to 1974 and Nashville Swing from 1977 to 1981. She briefly had her own show on CBC in 1974 called Country Sunshine With Myrna Lorrie. Her 1989 release Blue Blue Me yielded the Canadian hits "Blue Blue Me" and "Sometime". She has scored 6 number one hits in Canada.
Lorrie was awarded two Juno awards for best female country singer, in 1970 and 1971. She was Best Female Singer and Entertanier of the Year at the inaugural Big Country Awards in 1977. She was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989, and the CCMA Hall of Honour in 1996.
- Myrna Lorrie (Harmony Records)
- Child to Woman (Musicor Records)
- It's Countrytime (MCA Records)
- Blue Blue Me (Sibley Records, 1989)
|1955||"Are You Mine"||—||6|
|1964||"Do You Wish You Were Free"||2||—|
|1965||"I Can't Live with Him"||1||—|
|1966||"Your Special Day"||5||—|
|1967||"Tell Me Not to Go"||1||—|
|1968||"Turn Down the Music"||1||—|
|"Changing of the Seasons"||4||—|
|1971||"Bringing Mary Home"||37||—|
|1989||"Blue Blue Me"||25||—|
- [[[:Template:Allmusic& EMI]] Billboard Singles], Allmusic.com
- Myrna Lorrie at the Encyclopedia of Music in Canada
- "RPM Search Results for Myrna Lorrie". RPM. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "RPM Country Tracks for May 8, 1971". RPM. Retrieved June 5, 2012.
- "RPM Country Tracks for September 25, 1989". RPM. Retrieved June 5, 2012.