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.

Changes to the Executive
(originally posted January 19th, 2016)

Due to recent health issues, Bob Clermont has made the decision to step down from the Board of Directors. We would like to take this opportunity to thank him for his contribution to the Board and for his involvement in the last two Inductee shows. We wish him well.

We would like to welcome Tom Hussey to the Board. Tom brings an extensive business background as well as involvement in country music in the Ottawa Valley. We welcome Tom to the Board and look forward to working with him.


The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame is very pleased to announce the inductees to be honored in 2016:

Gord Barnes

Clarence Bowes

The Countrymen

(Late) Jim Hickey

The 2016 Awards Show and Induction Ceremonies will take place on SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25th 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 2016 inductees, lots of other Hall of Famers and many of your favourite country music artists.

Reserved seat tickets at $40 per person will be available as of May 1, 2016, 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.


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

(819) 281-3924

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