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.

Charlie Russell

  • Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2003
  • Birth: Miramichi, New Brunswick, July 11, 1937
  • Death: December 7, 2011


Charlie Russell is a country music DJ for CJCJ out of Woodstock, New Brunswick. Best known for his 1975 album The Bricklin, featuring some of his own satirical songs in which he pokes fun at the Canadian Postal Service and Canadian Parliament. The title track song was a Top 20 country hit in 1975.

Russell also created and broadcast one of Canada’s first weekly hit charts dedicated solely to country music. His signature song Home Folks was recorded by George Hamilton IV. Russell is also an inductee into the New Brunswick Hall of Fame.