Born in Toronto, raised in Salem, MA, but now calling New Brunswick her stomping grounds, Denise Murray has paid her proverbial dues to music. At age 13, after suffering a near fatal illness in Gillain-Barre Syndrome, Murray spent two years recuperating. At the same time, she started playing the guitar. After playing in local bars in New Brunswick, she entered a 1995 country talent contest, placing third behind Paul Brandt. In 1997, she released her debut album, What You Mean to Me. After signing to Loggerhead Records and winning a 1999 East Coast Music Award as Country Artist of the Year, Murray released her second album, Under the Moon, in August 2001. ~ Jason MacNeil, Rovi