Canadian Country Music Association
Hall of Fame
Charlie Russell

Charlie Russell

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

     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.

    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.    < >

     

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