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The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (1984-1988)

written by: thaibob
These are all the artists who were elected to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame from its start in 1984 through the end of the 80s. Unless you're from Canada you probably won't recognize many of the names, but you will have the chance to learn a lot. All wrong answers are either singers/musicians or 'builders' (they were songwriters, producers, innovators or executives in the country music genre).

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The Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame was formed in 1984 in this city.
Calgary, Alberta
Joliette, Quebec
Merritt, British Columbia
Midland, Ontario

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Name the channel, owned by Corus Entertainment, which airs country music in Canada.
Country Music Television
The Country Network
New Country Network
Chevrolet Cross Canada Countdown

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In 1984 this Canadian went by the name of Montana Slim and not only did he sing, but was also a songwriter, guitarist, and yodeler. Due to his talents he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1971.
Terry Kelly
Chris Henderson
Tommy Graham
Wilf Carter

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The book "Cue the Elephant" by Knowlton Nash describes this singer as a person disliked by many, including his crew, and liked by others for being 'down to earth'. His nickname was "Canada's Country Gentleman". He hails from London, Ontario and was born in 1937. He was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984.
Tommy Hunter
Dallas Smith
Stu Phillips
Jessie Burns

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This 1984 inductee into the Canadian Country Music Hall of fame was the first to attain international notice. He was born in 1922 in Edwards, Ontario and was among the first to record in Nashville, TN. He was a carpenter by trade and thus acquired the nickname "The Canadian Ploughboy". His cousin Ronnie is also a country musician.
Terry Kelly
Steve Fox
George Fox
Orval Prophet

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She is a singer, songwriter, and yodeler best know for her 1964 song "Quand Le Soleil Dit Bonjour Aux Montagnes" ("The French Song"). Produced by Herb Alpert, it was the first Canadian song to sell over a million copies. Her two #1 songs on the Canadian charts were "Too Far Gone" and "Cajun Love".
Denise Murray
Lucille Starr
Samantha King
Susan Aglukark

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Born in Tweedside, New Brunswick in 1909, he was considered an icon of folk music in the 60s. His career started on radio with his group the New Brunswick Lumberjacks. He then toured the Maritimes and New England using a different group name (Backwoods Breakdown).
Johnny Reid
Stu Davis
Don Messer
Matt Masters

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Born in 1914 in Brooklyn, Nova Scotia, this singer is a member of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the US Music Hall of Fame. "Hello Love" is his only song that made it to #1 on both Canadian and US charts. He has 6 other #1 songs on the US chart.
Gordon Lightfoot
Greg Keelor
Hank Smith
Hank Snow

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Born in 1908 in Toronto, Ontario, he was considered the "best friend" of new Canadian songwriters due to getting their music spread across the land. He was a songwriter but his greatest strength lay in promoting strong relationships between the broadcast and music industries. He was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984.
Tom Tompkins
William Harold Moon
Ralph Murphy
Bill Langstroth

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This prominent RCA executive, born in 1909, produced more than 70 country music albums before retiring. He was named the Canadian Country Music Associations first Executive Director in 1986. In 1988 he was inducted into Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame.
Sheila Hamilton
Jack Feeney
Brian Ferriman
Barry Haugen

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