Hall of Fame Inductees

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Lucille Starr

  • Inducted into the CCMA Hall of Honor in 1987
  • Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1989
  • Birth: May 13, 1938 - St. Boniface, Manitoba


Lucille Starr's singing career has earned her accolades and recognition on four continents. Her signature song, ‘Quand Le Soleil Dit Bonjour Aux Montagnes’ (aka ‘The French Song’) is recognized as one of the biggest selling singles in Canadian recordings and has achieved Gold and Platinum sales, internationally.

Although Starr was originally trained as a classical singer, she has had her largest impact on country audiences, with her appearance on the Grand Ole Opry being the first for a Canadian female recording artist. Her appearance on other top television shows throughout the 1960s brought her to the attention of some of the finest record producers in the world.

With record sales in the millions, thanks in part to songs such as ‘The French Song’, ‘Jolie Jacqueline’, ‘Colinda’ and ‘Too Far Gone’, Lucille Starr is one of the finest gifts Canada has given to music fans around the world. She is noted as being one of the few popular musicians to have had success with her recordings in both French and English. Her induction into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour made her the first woman to be given that tribute. Starr currently lives in Las Vegas and continues to perform on special occasions.

Prior to her solo career, Lucille Starr teamed with husband Bob Regan as The Canadian Sweethearts, scoring huge hits with their songs, ‘Hootenanny Express’, ‘Freight Train’ and others during the early 1960s.

Lucille Starr was also the singing and yodelling voice for “Cousin Pearl” on the famed 1960's TV series, “The Beverly Hillbillies”.


Lucille Starr was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame at the 1989 Canadian Country Music Association Awards: