The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS), announced this evening at The 2023 JUNO Awards Broadcast the return of the prestigious Canadian Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Presented by Music Canada, which was put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic. Renowned French Canadian singer Diane Dufresne, veteran jazz pianist Dr. Oliver Jones, country music superstar Terri Clark and rock legends Trooper will all be honoured for their astounding contributions to Canada’s music history live and in-person on May 18, 2023 at Studio Bell, home to the National Music Centre (NMC) in Calgary, Alberta. Tickets go on sale April 7 at the NMC box office.
The spring ceremony follows Alberta rock band Nickelback’s explosive induction into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, Presented by TD Bank Group, which took place at The 2023 JUNO Awards. The celebration included a live performance of some of the band’s most iconic rock tracks including “Rockstar,” “How You Remind Me,” and “Animals,” for an audience of over 10,000 music lovers.
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was established by CARAS in 1978 to acknowledge artists who have made a remarkable impact on Canadian music, both nationally and internationally. Dufresne, Dr. Jones, Clark and Trooper will join the ranks of Canada’s most esteemed talent including Alanis Morissette, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Barenaked Ladies, Deborah Cox, Jann Arden, Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Oscar Peterson, RUSH, The Guess Who, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan and Shania Twain.
“Canada is home to so many talented artists, belonging to an array of genres and from all corners of the country. At CARAS, we strive to support artists at every stage of their career. The Canadian Music Hall of Fame is our moment to spotlight those who have contributed to our music legacy,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards & MusiCounts.
“It’s an honour to be a part of this year’s induction ceremony, where we commemorate some esteemed musicians who have helped to put Canadian music on the map,” said Patrick Rogers, CEO, Music Canada. “We can’t wait for future music makers and fans to fall in love with the enduring history of the artists being celebrated this spring.”
“The stories of music in Canada are remarkable and May’s ceremony is a chance to celebrate them,” said Andrew Mosker, President & CEO, National Music Centre. “It’s not everyday we get to bring the nation’s music community together, which is why we are so proud to be hosting this important event.”
From humble beginnings playing for tips at legendary honky-tonk bar, Orchid Lounge in Nashville, to holding the honour of being the only Canadian female member of the Grand Ole Opry, Medicine Hat’s Terri Clark has solidified her place in the history books of country music. The multi-JUNO Award winner boasts over 5 million albums sold, three RIAA Platinum and two RIAA Gold-certified albums, Canadian Gold, Platinum, Double Platinum, and Triple Platinum-certified albums, thirteen Top Ten singles including six number ones in Canada and the U.S., 19 CCMA Awards, a 2018 induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, and multiple ACM and CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Award nominations.
Clark has performed her hit singles like “Better Things To Do,” “Poor Poor Pitiful Me,” “Girls Lie Too,” “Northern Girl,” and “I Just Wanna Be Mad,” to sold out audiences on both sides of the border, headlining her own shows and touring with megastars like George Straight, Toby Keith, Brooks & Dunn, and Brad Paisley. Clark has also had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the biggest and most legendary names in music including Jann Arden, Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, Reba McEntire, Johnny Reid, Dallas Smith, and Tanya Tucker.
This spring, Clark is set to hit the road again with McEntire, continuing to captivate audiences as she takes command of the iconic stages of Madison Square Garden, The Hollywood Bowl and more. Clark also hosts the internationally syndicated, CMA and ACM Award nominated radio show, Country Gold with Terri Clark, which can be heard on radio stations across the USA and Canada.