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.

*** UPDATE ***

With the ongoing pandemic and the legislated restrictions on public gatherings, we were regrettably forced to cancel our 2020 Induction Ceremony last fall at Meridian Theatres @ Centrepointe. We now turn our attention to the 2021 show scheduled for September 26th, at which time we plan to celebrate the induction of our 2020 nominees. This will be the 40th anniversary for the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame as well, so it promises to be an exceptional show and induction ceremony.

The Board of Directors wishes to express our gratitude to the many volunteers and sponsors for their continued support. Rest assured, your efforts contribute to the ongoing viability of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame. We will continue to provide updates as they develop.

Nominating Committee Revision

At its November 2020 Board meeting, the Board of Directors approved revisions to the "Policy and Procedures for the Nominating Committee" document. This Committee will now be known as the Induction Committee. The Induction Committee will continue to decide who will be inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame at its annual awards ceremony.

The Policy and Procedures document clearly defines the composition of the Committee, the roles and responsibilities of the Committee members and the process that is followed to choose our Inductees in a fair and transparent manner.

Visit our Suggest an Inductee page to view the new document.

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame is deeply saddened by the passing of music and creative icon Mike O’Reilly. Mike is the recipient of many bluegrass awards and was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1996.

His musical and songwriting talent will be greatly missed as will his sense of humour and sense of comedy.

You can read more about Mike at our Micheal O'Reilly bio page.

To view his posted obituary, click here.

Posted: June 7, 2021

LOOKING BACK

This 1956 Song Folio featured song lyrics for some of the late Bob King's (1934-1989) most popular recordings including "Laurel Lee", "Hey Ma'Am", "I Don't Believe In Settlin’ Down", "Crazy Me", "It Breaks A Mother's Heart", and many more. Bob King was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984.

(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

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