Throughout the years, as country music continues to evolve, it is important to remember the pioneers in the industry. Those dedicated individuals and groups put their hearts and souls into making their special brand of music come alive in the Ottawa Valley.

The Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame was founded in 1980, incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1987 and became a registered charity in 1988.

This website is dedicated to all of the exceptional people who have been inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame for their contributions to making country music in the Valley what it is today.

Please enjoy your tour of the site and take the time to visit each inductee’s page and perhaps take a trip down memory lane.


The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the inductees to be honored in 2018:

Harry Adrain

Doug Champagne

Tom T. Hill

Bob Taillefer

The 2018 Awards Show and Induction Ceremonies will take place on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30th at 7:00 P.M., at Centrepointe Theatre.

Throughout the evening, you’ll be entertained by over 20 of the best artists and musicians our Ottawa Valley has to offer. They will be performing the latest country songs and some all-time favourites. After the show, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with our 2018 inductees, lots of other Hall of Fame Inductees and many of your favourite country music artists.

Reserved seat tickets will be available as of May 1, 2018, and may be purchased online through the Centrepointe Theatre’s website ( or by phone at 613-580-2700 (toll free: 1-866-752-5231) with a valid credit card.


Jim Long
OVCMHOF President

It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame bid farewell to our President, Jim Long, who passed away on August 11, 2018. Jim worked tirelessly to support and promote country music and its history in the Ottawa Valley and he will be sorely missed by his country music family.

In the 90's, Jim operated Billy Bob’s Country Bunker, providing a regular live venue showcasing the country music talent of our area. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since 1992, serving the OVCMHOF in many capacities and dedicating countless hours of his spare time to promoting and encouraging live country music throughout the Ottawa Valley. He became a member of the first elected Board of Directors of Valley Heritage Radio in 2005 and, since that time, has served VHR in a number of different capacities: as a Board member, as Vice President, as the Station Manager and most recently as their volunteer coordinator and events planner.

We have lost a great champion of our cause. He was a true gentleman and provided a wealth of knowledge of the history of country music in our area. A celebration of Jim’s life will take place in October, 2018, at a date and place to be determined. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. Rest in peace, Jim.

Click here to read Jim’s obituary.

Posted: August 22, 2018

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