Murray Langford

Born in downtown Antrim, Ontario and raised in Arnprior, Murray never moved too far from “the Prior”. He grew up attending a local church where he began singing at an early age with the influences of a musical family. His mother gave him his first guitar at age 12, and his Uncle Garnie Scheel from the Mac Beattie era, started him with his first 3 chords. In his early high school years at ADHS, he and friend, Wayne Collins, sang at assemblies and were dubbed “the Everley Brothers of Arnprior”. Most of his employment has been in sales and construction but music has always been his passion. Murray formed a gospel group – Murray & the Gospelaires – and recorded their album “My Turn” in 1976 which included several songs written by Murray. The group sang at various events and venues from Eastern Ontario to Western Quebec. One of the main highlights he recalls, was singing with Johnny Cash’s sister, Joanne Cash-Yates, at a concert in Cobden, Ontario. In 1994, Murray released his second recording entitled “Thank You”. He still sings today, occasionally accompanied by his wife Grace, sister Linda and brother-in-law Paul. Murray says that over the years if he had a nickel for every time someone said “you have a voice for radio”, he would be a millionaire. In early 2015, at the prompting of a friend, he did a voice test for Valley Heritage Radio and, as they say, the rest is history. He aired his first show in August 2015 called “the Gospel Hour” which airs every Sunday from 10 am to 11 am. Murray has 4 children and 5 grandchildren spreading from Arnprior to Toronto to Philadelphia, and his new family at Valley Heritage Radio.