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 are very pleased to announce the inductees to be honored in 2019:

Phil Labelle

Buddy McCann

Jeff & Jamie McMunn

Dennis Whitty

The 2019 Awards Show and Induction Ceremonies will take place on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29th at 7:00 P.M., at the Centrepointe Theatres.

Throughout the evening, you’ll be entertained by some of the best country music performers our Ottawa Valley has to offer. After the show, and at intermission, you’ll have the opportunity to mingle with our 2019 inductees, previous inductees and many more of your favourite country music artists.

Reserved seat tickets will be available at the beginning of May 2019 and may be purchased online through the Centrepointe Theatre’s website ( or by phone at 613-580-2700 (toll free: 1-866-752-5231).

We look forward to seeing you there.

For more information, contact:
Tom Hussey, President

On Friday, March 29th, the Ottawa Valley lost one of its Hall of Fame inductees, Pete Lajoie, aka Ruben. Anyone who knew Pete knows what a talented guitar player he was. He loved music so much and was a mentor for so many over the years. So much so that he shared his passion for music with everyone he came into contact with. Pete graced the stage with many talented artists over the years, far too many to name. He met the love of his life, and made so many friends and they have remained life long friends right up until they day he passed.

Pete was a modest man with a positive outlook on life and saw the best in everyone. He could always be counted on to tell a joke or come up with a witty one liner that would make everyone laugh. Being inducted in 1999 into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame was a great honour for him and a testament to all that he has given to the many artists and the countless hours he dedicated himself to his love of music.

May you Rest In Peace Ruben and play that guitar loud for all the angels who have come before you.

Friends may join the family on Saturday, April 6th at Barker Funeral Home in Carleton Place from 1-4 to pay their respects. Please also note that a celebration of life will take place on April 28th at the Carleton Place Arena from 1-5. The family would love for fellow musicians and friends who knew Pete to join them in celebrating his life with non-stop music. If you plan on attending the celebration of life please rsvp to:

Posted: April 2, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of 2007 inductee, Roger Damphousse.

Guitar player, fiddle player and so much more. Roger played with many of the greats such as Terry Carisse, Pauline Noland and his latest partner in life & music, 2013 inductee Lauren Hall. Roger gave up music in 1984 to pursue other interests.

When he got the call that he and his brother, Claude (Quincy), were to be inducted in 2007, he began to practice. Then he met Lauren Hall and he had the music bug again. His contributions to the country scene here in the Valley will be sorely missed. Our condolences go out to Lauren, Quincy and all Roger’s family at this difficult time. Rest in peace, Roger.

Posted: March 24, 2019

HOF Executive Secretary
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