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.
- Inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007
A past Executive Director of the Canadian Country Music Association, Sheila Hamilton spent most of her career with the Association. She began her relationship with country music in 1975 as Traffic Manager of CFGM, then a powerful radio station serving the country music market in Southern Ontario, and was soon made Assistant Producer of Opry North, a popular syndicated radio show organized by CFGM.
In 1977, Sheila began to work with the CCMA, handling public relations, maintaining membership lists and working in other administrative areas. In 1988, she became the Association’s Executive Director and participated in lobbying efforts with various levels of government, developed significant relationships with entertainment industry organizations in Canada, Nashville and Europe, and was key to the planning, execution and growth of the Association’s annual convention and nationally televised award show.
Sheila retired from the CCMA in 2005, but remains active with the Association as a consultant and has worked with several national committees and non-profit organizations.
Sheila was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007 for her role in developing the association and the country music industry in Canada.
Now the Executive Director of the Unison Benevolent Fund, Sheila works with the Unison Board of Directors developing emergency assistance programs to benefit the music community.