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.

OTTAWA VALLEY COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME
ANNOUNCES 2018 INDUCTEES

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 (www.centrepointetheatre.com) or by phone at 613-580-2700 (toll free: 1-866-752-5231) with a valid credit card.

SEE YOU THERE!

Jim Long
Jim.long08@gmail.com
OVCMHOF President

LEGENDARY COUNTRY MUSIC ENTERTAINER
RONNIE PROPHET PASSES AWAY AT 80

Dec. 26, 1937 - Mar. 2, 2018

"Ronnie Prophet is the best one man show I’ve ever seen" - Chet Atkins

Tavares, FL (March 2nd, 2018) - Ronald Lawrence Victor Prophet - country singer, musician and comedian, who charted 23 singles from 30 albums in a career that spanned 60 years, died with loving family and friends at his side on Friday, March 2 at age 80 following cardiac and kidney failure. Survived by his wife of 32 years, Glory Anne Carriere Prophet, sons Tony (Kitty) Prophet, Vancouver, BC, Jimmy (Emily) Prophet, Nashville, TN, step children Rhonda (Bill) Paisley, Nanaimo, BC, Warren (Lesa) Carriere, Regina, SK, Tamara Greer, Estevan, SK and 12 grandchildren - Justin, Joey, Jake and Patrick Prophet, Josh and Victoria Paisley, Meagan and Stephanie Carriere, and Brooklyn, Ryan and James Greer.

His longtime friend and agent of 38 years, Paul Mascioli commented "Ronnie was an international star who transcended all boundaries with his big heart and superb showmanship. He was a working man’s entertainer and loved by people of all ages. We’ll truly miss him but never forget him".

The versatile Ronnie Prophet was not only a country music singer, but also a gifted impressionist, an entertaining storyteller, and an emcee. He was born in Calumet, Quebec, the youngest of three children. As a musician, he began playing square dances throughout the province. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1966, wintering in the Bahamas and performing at the Jack Tar Hotel. The Ronnie Prophet Waiting Room at St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis came about as a result of his performances and charity work with Danny Thomas, Perry Como and Frankie Valli. Soon he began playing at Boots Randolph's Carousel Club, in Nashville, which later became Ronnie Prophet's Carousel Club. In the early 1970s, he made his television debut on the long-running CBC series The Tommy Hunter Show. Eventually he had his own show, which ran until 1981. He next hosted Grand Old Country on the CTV network and the British series Ronnie Prophet Entertains. In 1975, Prophet made his recording debut when his first hit single "Sanctuary" made the Top 30 and was quickly followed by three more charted hits. Over the next 40 years he continued to appear on television and toured internationally throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, and New Zealand as well as with the USO in Europe. In 1997, he and his singing partner/wife Glory Anne moved to Branson, MO, and performed there in various theaters until their retirement in 2015, after which they settled down in sunny Tavares, FL.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital - Ronnie Prophet Memorial Fund.

Ronnie will be laid to rest at Avoca Cemetery near his farm home in Quebec.

Ronnie Prophet Awards and Recognition

  • 1978: winner, Juno Award, Country Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1979: winner, Juno Award, Country Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1980: nominee, Juno Award, Country Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1984: winner Canadian Country Music Duo of the Year with Glory-Anne Carriere
  • 1984: winner Canadian Country Music Entertainer of the Year
  • 1985: Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 1987: nominee, Juno Award, Country Male Vocalist of the Year
  • 1999: inductee, Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame
  • 2015: Pioneer Award - The Terry Awards, Branson, MO
  • 2018: Honorary Doctorate Of Music - Antioch College & University of Missouri

    Ronnie Prophet Bio Ronnie Prophet Website Ronnie Prophet jamming with Jim Stafford & Glen Campbell
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