2017 Inductees
Neil Young
A versatile rocker who has influenced the sounds of popular music in genres as diverse as folk-rock and grunge, Neil Young is a songwriter who both reflects and influences the society around him.
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Bruce Cockburn
Songwriter Bruce Cockburn has achieved the best of both worlds: his recordings are enviably successful, with 13 Juno awards and two dozen gold and platinum albums; and he is internationally respected for his commitment to social and environmental issues.
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Beau Dommage
Everybody knows the story of Beau Dommage. Rejected by practically all record labels, the band finally recorded for Capitol in 1974 and their first album sold 100,000 copies in just a few weeks, but not only that, every single song on that album is considered a classic.
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Stéphane Venne
Stéphane Venne made his mark as one of the most brilliant songwriters of his generation.
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Wilf Carter
Featured Inductee

Commonly acknowledged as the father of Canadian country music, Wilf Carter (Montana Slim) and served as a transitional figure between authentic cowboy folk music and the carefully composed, highly romantic Hollywood ‘singing cowboy’ genre.

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Upcoming Events 2018
  • Song Induction
  • Induction Ceremony
  • Other
07 Sep
Induction of Un coin du ciel
Festival Western de St-Tite (Sainte-Tite, QC)
07 Sep
Induction of Paper Rosie
CCMA Legends Show (Hamilton, ON)
13 Oct
Induction of Home For A Rest
Western Canadian Music Industry Awards Brunch (Kelowna, BC)
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October 13, 2018

Spirit of the West’s “Home for a Rest” inducted into Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame

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September 06, 2018

Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame to induct 70’s country hit “Paper Rosie” at 2018 CCMA Legends Show

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