The mission of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame is:
- To store, preserve and when appropriate, display the musical instruments and other artifacts and memorabilia pertaining to the composition, performance, recording and transmission of country music in the Ottawa Valley and elsewhere in Canada;
- To develop and promote public interest in country music and its history in the Ottawa Valley and elsewhere; and
- To promote and encourage the performance, both live and recorded, through the organization of various music events.
The Hall of Fame annually inducts new members to recognize those who, in various ways, have made a significant contribution to the advancement of country music. Each year a number of prominent members of the local country music community are invited to sit on a nominating committee to select potential honorees for that year. The committee’s recommendations are then submitted to the Board of Directors for approval.
Inductees receive a photographic plaque; a duplicate of which is retained by the Hall of Fame. A photograph of the plaque is also posted on the Hall of Fame’s website along with information about the inductee. In addition, the inductees (individuals only - not an entity) receive a professional photograph portrait of themselves.