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 (OVCMHOF) 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 were saddened to learn of the passing of Byron Stever in Bathurst NB on October 30, 2023.

Byron had a long and active career in the country music scene. He played drums as a member of the Ottawa Valley based band "Ted Daigle and The Musicmen"" for many years, performing live shows and featured on several albums recorded by them. He later performed in several other Ottawa based bands before moving to New Brunswick, where he resided until his passing.

"The Musicmen" were inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1998.

Posted: November 7, 2023

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General meeting of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame took place on December 7, 2022 and agreed to retain the services of Lyman Gardiner to complete the bookkeeping and accounting summary services for 2022/2023.

The Executive for the coming year was elected as follows:

  • Dale Ducharme - President
  • Pam Clements - Vice-President
  • Lynda Rogers - Treasurer
  • Brenda Harlow - Secretary
The Board of Directors would also like to welcome James Ryce as the newest member of the Board.

The CFRA Happy Wanderers (circa 1965)
L/R - Papa Joe Brown, Ron Sparling, Graham Townsend, Vince Lebeau, Curly Kenny.

(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.

HOF Executive Secretary
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