"Nobody Loves Me Like You Do"
"I was in the studio working when I got a call from Anne's producer asking me to come to Toronto. I asked, "When do you want me there?" He replied. "Tonight!" Anne really wanted to sing with me and I had always been impressed by her voice, so I was happy to go.
So, I dropped everything I was doing and ran down to the publishing company to get a copy of the song. I went home, got some clothes, and was on a plane late that afternoon.
I spent the night in Detroit in some seedy motel because my connecting flight had been canceled. But it gave me time to listen to and learn the song. I flew out to Toronto the next morning and was sitting in the studio with Anne at the piano by 10am.
Finding the right key for the song was tricky. Luckily, I have a good range for vocals because we ended up in F#. That is about as high as I can sing! We each had a microphone and sat facing each other. It was early in the morning by the time we had started recording, but that no longer mattered. When she sang, I was mesmerized and glad that she had chosen me to sing the duet with her. I had to sing right up next to the microphone to get my voice as wide as hers, which is slightly difficult but we got it on tape.
The song went on to be a #1 record and we won the CMA Vocal Duo of the Year. I think it is the only time that has ever been accomplished without a record deal! We also received a Grammy Nomination.
To sing with Anne Murray on the Grand Ole Opry stage is something I will never forget and it was a major highlight of my musical career."