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 ***

The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame has found it necessary, once again, to postpone the 2021 show and induction ceremonies. The uncertainty of restrictions imposed due to the Covid pandemic would not allow the time needed to prepare the quality of production we constantly strive for. Additionally, the show would not be financially viable without access to the audience numbers we have experienced in the past.

We want to thank the fans of country music for their unwavering support. We also want to express our deep gratitude to our loyal sponsors who have provided their support over the years.

Rest assured the Board of Directors continues to work for the future of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame.


The Board of Directors of the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame are very pleased to announce the following inductees to be honored in 2020:

Gil Charron

Judi Moffatt-Hill

South Mountain
Steve Piticco
Don Reed
Laurie LaPorte-Piticco
Bill Carruthers
Todd Nolan

Wayne Young


As a teenager born and raised in Ottawa, Ernie Hagar began his music career as a steel guitar player with the Cammie Howard Band. The band, pictured here at a 1956 taping of their CBC Radio show, featured the talents of (L/R) Paul Bayliff, Frances Burns (vocalist), Cammie Howard (clarinet), Marcel Lafortune (bass) Ernie Hagar (steel guitar) Karl Bohringer (accordian), Jean Lacroix (guitar), Gene Clouthier (fiddle) and Oral Scheer (guitar/vocals).

Ernie would later go Stateside where he became a member of the country/rock band Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen; as well as playing steel guitar for such diverse acts as Buck Owens, Roy Rogers, Willie Nelson, and Frank Sinatra.

(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
1016 Route 315
L’Ange-Gardien, QC  J8L 0K5

(819) 281-3924

Website by Lee Hodgkinson  © 2018 - All Rights Reserved