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.
L. Harvey Gold
- Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2017
With an exceptional career in both multi-media and music, Harvey Gold’s work behind the scenes in the late 1980s and early 1990s significantly contributed to elevating the success of the Canadian Country Music Association, and the genre as a whole.
As co-chairman of Country Music Week 1987 in Vancouver, Gold worked to negotiate the financial backing of Labatt Breweries which enabled the CCMA to take advantage of the increased public awareness in country music at the time. This partnership put the CCMA on much needed solid financial ground for the first time in its history. Gold went on to parlay a long-term agreement with the CTV Television Network to broadcast the CCMA Awards Show, which became a ratings success. Moving from CCMA Board member, to Vice President and eventually becoming President, Gold worked tirelessly for the association. He founded the Country Music
Talent Fund for the benefit of country music artists and had the CRTC recognize it as a significant benefit for new and renewing broadcast licenses. Gold completed seven successful applications to the CRTC.
After holding various executive positions in the media industry, Gold now operates and owns his own media and management consulting company. His diverse accolades include creating Canada’s first international fashion apparel exposition, producing two award-winning short subject films and heading the Government of India’s first commercial venture outside of the country.