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 (OVCMHOF) 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.

*** UPDATE ***

Finally, after a two year absence due to the pandemic, the Premier Country Music Event of the year is back!

It will be a lively 2½ hour show featuring the induction into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame of Gil Charron, Judi Moffatt-Hill, South Mountain (Steve Piticco, Don Reed, Laurie LaPorte-Piticco, Bill Carruthers, Todd Nolan) and Wayne Young.

You’ll be entertained by more than twenty of the best seasoned and up-and-coming singers and musicians the Ottawa Valley has to offer, performing the entire spectrum of country music - current, traditional, ballads and up-tempo numbers - in this comfortable theatre venue.

After the show, you’ll have the opportunity to meet and mingle with the 2022 Inductees, current Hall of Fame Inductees and many of your favourite country music artists.

Hope to see you there!

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame are sad to report the passing of Tom Hussey, Hall of Fame board member and past President. Tom left us on May 10th, 2022 at the age of 75 after a courageous battle. He originally joined the Hall of Fame board in 2015, and brought with him the experiences of a 40 year business career. Tom was a self-proclaimed campfire guitar player, where he would also normally drag along his trusty 5-string banjo. Tom leaves behind a son and daughter, 4 loving grandchildren, and many, many friends. We'll see you again someday Tom.

Posted: June 9, 2022

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General meeting of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame took place on October 19, 2021 and agreed to retain the services of Lyman Gardiner to complete the bookkeeping and accounting summary services for 2021/2022. In addition, Dale Ducharme was re-elected to the Board of Directors.

The Executive for the coming year was elected as follows:

  • Dale Ducharme - President
  • Pam Clements - Vice-President
  • Lynda Rogers - Treasurer
  • Brenda Harlow - Secretary
The Board of Directors would also like to welcome Robert Dodge as the newest member of the Board. Robert grew up listening to country music here in the valley. His father play fiddle in a band in the late 50’s & early 60’s. He remembers going to the old Mayfair in Arnprior to see Mac & his Melodiers with his parents. We look forward to putting Rob to work.
LOOKING BACK

Family Brown and band members wave goodbye during this 1985 final episode of the Family Brown Country TV show. Pictured (L/R front row) Lawanda Brown, Tracey Brown, Barry Brown. (back row L/R) Dave Dennison, Gary "Spike" Spicer, Ron Sparling, Papa Joe Brown and Ed Bimm (Music Director).

Sadly, Dave Dennison, Gary Spicer, Papa Joe Brown and Ed Bimm have all since passed on.

(Photo courtesy of Larry Delaney Photo Archives)


Each month we celebrate our country music past with a picture from the photo archives of Larry Delaney. Visit our Looking Back page to see more wonderful memories.

CONTACT INFO
HOF Executive Secretary
1016 Route 315
L’Ange-Gardien, QC  J8L 0K5

(819) 281-3924

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