Canadian Country Music Association
Hall of Fame
Dick Damron

Dick Damron

  • Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1994
  • Birth: Bentley, AB, March 22, 1934
  • Background:

    Few artists in the history of Canadian country music have worked harder or longer than Dick Damron. Born Joseph Glenn Damron, he got his first guitar at the age of five and since then has released no less than 27 albums of many genres, from 1958's Rockability Gonna Have A Party, to the instrumental and Christian country music that he is recording today.

    Early on in his career, Damron toured with the Musical Round-Up Gang and the Nightriders. In 1970, Damron had his first big hit, Countrified which was later recorded by George Hamilton IV and served as his theme song on his syndicated TV show.

    Damron has toured extensively both domestically and internationally, and has won honours ranging from 'Foreign Artist of the Year' in Europe to five Texas Country Music Awards. His most popular songs include Countryfied, Silver and Shine, Whiskey Jack, My Good Woman, High on You, The Ballad of T.J.'s, If You Need Me Lord and Wild Horses. Damron's song "Jesus Its Me Again" continues to be one of his more popular compositions, recorded by Charley Pride in 2007

    Damron appeared in 1972 at the Grand Ole Opry. In 1977, he presented the Dick Damron Country Music Festival in his hometown of Bentely, Alberta.

    The dozens of nominations, citations, awards and honours Damron has earned over three decades in country music are a testament to his ability to write superb songs and entertain his audiences. These accolades also represent the sincere affection, respect and love he feels for the country music community.

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