Era Inducted To: Radio Era
My Old Canadian Home was inspired by Wilf Carter’s love for Alberta’s majestic Rocky Mountains, his cowboy life and the fulfilled dream of owning a ranch in the foothills of the Rockies where he composed many of his songs. Although Carter never forgot his Nova Scotia roots, he truly cherished his home in the Canadian West.
A modern-day troubadour, Wilf Carter was famous for his simple, straightforward singing and guitar style, and wrote several hundred songs known for their cowboy, hobo, and prairie imagery.
Carter has long been acknowledged as the father of Canadian country music in Canada, a distinction based on his prominence as Canada’s first country star, his influence on Canadian performers, and the assistance he gave to the careers of others.
Cover artists include: Reg Lindsay and Stompin’ Tom Connors