Hall of Fame Inductees
We are proud of all Hall of Fame Inductees and their contribution to Canadian country music. Click on the Inductee name for more information.
- Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1990
A professional musician since 1957, Ron Sparling was a founding member of the international supergroup Family Brown in 1968, although he soon involved himself more extensively with the business side of the industry, managing and booking the act.
Ron Sparling has played a major role as a television producer and helped to bring country music to a wider audience. Through his foresight and energy, he spearheaded the establishment of Canada’s first Country Music Week in 1977, an event which continues to this day.
Ron Sparling has gone on to become one of Canada’s most successful and respected agents and managers, with his conscientious work on behalf of country music indebting his with gratitude from his colleagues, peers and the artists he has represented.
Ron Sparling currently works as a booking agent for the Ottawa-based Laurie-Ann Entertainment Agency. He is a recipient of the CCMA’s Manager of the Year, Booking Agent of the Year and Industry Person of the Year awards.
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Ron Sparling was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame at the 1990 Canadian Country Music Association Awards: