HALL OF FAME

Hall of Fame Inductees

ALL ARTISTS

CHARLIE MAJOR
Inducted in 2019
3 JUNO Awards and 7 CCMA Awards

TERRI CLARK
Inducted in 2018
5-time CCMA Female Artist of the Year

PAUL BRANDT
Inducted in 2017
2016 JUNO Awards – Country Album

MURRAY MCLAUCHLAN
Inducted in 2016
Winner of 11 JUNO Awards

DIANNE LEIGH
Inducted in 2015
Canada’s First Top Female Country Singer

WENDELL FERGUSON
Inducted in 2014
CCMA Guitar Player of the Year (’95-’99)

RITA MACNEIL
Inducted in 2013
3 Junos, 4 CCMA Awards, 11 ECMA Awards

JOHNNY BURKE
Inducted in 2012
3 Top 10 hits for Columbia in 1967

MICHELLE WRIGHT
Inducted in 2011
Junos ‘Country Female Vocalist’ in ’93 & ’95

HAL & GINGER WILLIS
Inducted in 2010
Hal and Ginger each won a BMI award

JOYCE SMITH
Inducted in 2010
100,000 copies of a single in the US

WAYNE ROSTAD
Inducted in 2010
Host of CBCs “On The Road Again”

FRED MCKENNA
Inducted in 2010
Music Director for “George Hamilton IV” TV

DON HARRON
Inducted in 2010
Received the Order of Canada

RAY ST. GERMAIN
Inducted in 2010
Received the Aboriginal Order of Canada

EDDIE EASTMAN
Inducted in 2010
Host of “The Eddie Eastman Show”

MARIE BOTTRELL
Inducted in 2010
CCMA ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ ’83 & ’84

WILLIE P. BENNETT
Inducted in 2010
Junos ‘Best Roots Album’ in 1999

DONNA & LEROY ANDERSON
Inducted in 2010
Regulars on CBCs “Tommy Hunter Show”

BUFFY SAINTE-MARIE
Inducted in 2009
Junos ‘Aboriginal Album of the Year’ in 2009

PRAIRIE OYSTER
Inducted in 2008
Six Juno Awards, 10 CCMA Awards

JOHN ALLAN CAMERON
Inducted in 2007
Inducted into the Order of Canada

TERRY CARISSE
Inducted in 2006
Awards from BMI, PROCAN, SOCAN, CMPA

GARY FJELLGAARD
Inducted in 2005
CCMA ‘Male Artist’ & ‘Song of the Year’

THE GOOD BROTHERS
Inducted in 2004
8 Juno Awards for ‘Best Country Group’

SYLVIA TYSON
Inducted in 2003
Recipient of the Order of Canada

ANNE MURRAY
Inducted in 2002
Inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame

GORDON LIGHTFOOT
Inducted in 2001
Inducted into the Juno Hall of Fame

COLLEEN PETERSON
Inducted in 2000
CCMA ‘Best Vocal Collaboration’ in 1996

RONNIE PROPHET
Inducted in 1999
CCMA ‘Entertainer of the Year’ in 1984

RAY GRIFF
Inducted in 1998
SOCAN’S ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ in 2008

FAMILY BROWN
Inducted in 1997
7 Billboard hit singles in the 1980s

MYRNA LORRIE
Inducted in 1996
Junos ‘Best Female Country Singer’ 1970-1971

GENE MACLELLAN
Inducted in 1995
Four Top 20 hits in Canada

DICK DAMRON
Inducted in 1994
Multiple Country Hits

STU PHILLIPS
Inducted in 1993
Invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1967

BOB NOLAN
Inducted in 1993
One of the most prolific writers of traditional “western” country music with over 1,200 songs

STU DAVIS
Inducted in 1993
Known as “Canada’s Cowboy Troubadour”

WARD ALLEN
Inducted in 1993
Founding member of The Happy Wanderers

CARROLL BAKER 
Inducted in 1992
14 consecutive #1 hits, multiple CCMA Award Winner

THE RHYTHM PALS
Inducted in 1991
Recipient of three Juno Awards and the first Canadian singing group to appear on American TV.

GORDIE TAPP
Inducted in 1990
Recipient of the Order of Canada and Order of Ontario

IAN TYSON
Inducted in 1989
A recipient of the Order of Canada

LUCILLE STARR
Inducted in 1987
The first Canadian female recording artist to appear on the Grand Ole Opry

HANK SNOW
Inducted in 1985
Inducted into Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame 1989

ORVAL PROPHET
Inducted in 1989
Among the first Canadian artists to record in Nashville

MARG OSBURNE
Inducted in 1989
Three top 20 singles as a solo recording artist

DON MESSER
Inducted in 1989
Formed the Don Messer and the Islanders. “The Don Messer Show” began in 1959 and remained on national TV until 1969

EARL HEYWOOD
Inducted in 1989
Known as “Canada’s No. 1 Cowboy Singer”

DALLAS HARMS
Inducted in 1989
Winner of multiple RPM Big Country Awards and CCMA Awards

KING GANAM
Inducted in 1989
Nicknamed “Canada’s King of the Fiddle”

AL CHERNY
Inducted in 1989
Won the Canadian Old Time Fiddlers’ contest for three consecutive years (1959-1961)

CHARLIE CHAMERLAIN
Inducted in 1989
Vocal work is featured on many of the albums released by Don Messer and His Islanders

“PAPA” JOE BROWN
Inducted in 1989
Career spanning over five decades starting with the Hillbilly Jewels, becoming a founding member of The Happy Wonderers, and Family Brown

THE MERCEY BROTHERS
Inducted in 1989
Won the Juno Award for “Best Country Group” four years running (1969-1972)

MAURICE BOLYER
Inducted in 1989
Known as “Canada’s King of the Banjo”

TOMMY HUNTER
Inducted in 1984
Won the Juno Award for “Best Male Country Singer” for three consecutive years (1967-69). Member of the Order of Canada 1986 and Member of the Order of Ontario 1996

WILF CARTER
Inducted in 1984
Inducted into the Nashville Songwriter’s Association Hall of Fame in 1971

BUILDERS

ANYA WILSON
Inducted in 2019
First independent female radio tracker in Canada

JACKIE RAE GREENING
Inducted in 2018
Multiple CCMA Award Winner and Alberta Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee

L. HARVEY GOLD
Inducted in 2017
Founded the Country Music Talent Fund

PAUL MASCIOLI
Inducted in 2016
Past CCMA President and CCMA Award Winner

ELIZABETH “MA” HENNING
Inducted in 2015
Spearheaded the first televised production of the Canadian Country Music Awards

RON SAKAMOTO
Inducted in 2014
Received the CCMA Talent Buyer or Promoter of the Year for 17 consecutive years, with the award later being renamed in his honour

ED HARRIS
Inducted in 2013
2-time CCMA Record Industry Person of the Year

RALPH MURPHY
Inducted in 2012
Received the Jo Walker-Meador International Achievement Award (CMA)

BILL LANGSTROTH
Inducted in 2011
Grew the Don Messer Show to a nationally broadcast program

TOM TOMPKINS
Inducted in 2010
Juno Award winner and multiple CCMA Award winner

BARRY HAUGEN
Inducted in 2009
First national “Country Music” promotion manager for a major record company

BRIAN FERRIMAN
Inducted in 2008
8-time winner of the CCMA Manager of the Year Award

SHEILA HAMILTON
Inducted in 2007
Past Executive Director of the CCMA

BRIAN AHERN
Inducted in 2006
Produced over 13 of Anne Murray’s albums

R. HARLAN SMITH
Inducted in 2005
Founded Royalty Records

J. EDWARD PRESTON
Inducted in 2003
Produced the famed Main Street Jamboree Show

ART SNIDER
Inducted in 2002
Producer, record company owner, tv network music conductor and record studio owner

GARY BUCK
Inducted in 2001
Founder of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and former International Director for the CMA in Nashville

LEONARD T. RAMBEAU
Inducted in 2000
Prominent artists’ manager who worked Anne Murray, John Allen Cameron, Frank Mills, Rita MacNeil and George Fox

WALT GREALIS
Inducted in 1999
Created the Can Con system and appointed the Order of Canada

BILL ANDERSON
Inducted in 1998
Writer, producer and host of Big Country

SAM SNIDERMAN
Inducted in 2097
One of the best-known music retailers in Canadian history, member of the Order of Canada 1976

LARRY DELANEY
Inducted in 1996
11-time recipient of the CCMA Country Music Person of the Year Award

STAN KLEES
Inducted in 1995
Created the Juno Awards and the Big Country Awards

HANK SMITH
Inducted in 1994
Founding President of the Academy of Country Music Entertainment

FRANK JONES
Inducted in 1993
Honoured with the CMA’s President’s Award and the Connie B. Gay Founding President’s Award

TED DAIGLE
Inducted in 1993
Member of the Canadian Association of Broadcaster’s Half Century Club

GORDON BURNETT
Inducted in 1992
Helped build the Academy of Country Music and former CCMA president

A. HUGH JOSEPH
Inducted in 1991
Signed acts as Wilf Carter, Hank Snow, King Ganam, Stu Phillips and more

RON SPARLING
Inducted in 1990
Founding member of Family Brown and spearheaded Canada’s first Country Music Week in 1977

DON GRASHEY
Inducted in 1989
Recipient of the RPM Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Award

JACK FEENEY
Inducted in 1988
Named the CCMA’s first Executive Director in 1986

WILLIAM HAROLD MOON
Inducted in 1984
Founding member of the CCMA

BROADCASTERS

JOHN MURPHY
Inducted in 2009
Multiple winner of the MACA Broadcaster of the Year Award

WES MONTGOMERY
Inducted in 2008
CCMA Award winner and volunteer at charitable events across Alberta

CLIFF DUMAS
Inducted in 2007
The only Canadian broadcaster to win both a CMA and ACM Award for “Radio Personality of the Year” in the U.S.

CURLEY GURLOCK
Inducted in 2006
A legend in Alberta country radio

PAUL KENNEDY
Inducted in 2005
5-time CCMA Music Directory of the Year Award winner and 3-time CCMA On Air Personality of the Year Award winner

WEIRD HAROLD KENDALL
Inducted in 2004
Two decades at CKWX in Vancouver, BC as the Music Director

ART WALLMAN
Inducted in 2003
Awarded the Saskatchewan Order of Merit in 1989

CHARLIE RUSSELL
Inducted in 2007
Created and broadcast one of Canada’s first weekly hit charts dedicated solely to country music

FRED KING
Inducted in 2003
Accolades include Broadcaster of the Year in Canada, CCMA On-Air Personality of the Year and a Prairie Country Music Association Heritage Award

ELMER TIPPE
Inducted in 2002
Recipient of 7 Country Music Broadcaster Awards

D’ARCY SCOTT
Inducted in 2002
Responsible for the first appearances in western Canada of Eddy Arnold, George Jones and Johnny Cash

BEV MUNRO
Inducted in 2002
Named Mr. DJ USA in 1959 at WSM in Nashville, TN