Country Music News

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Country Music News is a Canadian monthly periodical published in Ottawa by Larry Delaney and Joanne Delaney. It calls itself the "The Voice Of Country Music in Canada".


Editor/publisher Larry Delaney is considered an expert on Canadian country music, its performers, and songwriters, and owns one of the most extensive library collections of Canadian recorded country music. Delaney is an eleven-time recipient of the Canadian Country Music Association’s prestigious "Country Music Person Of The Year" industry award, was among the inaugural inductees of the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame (1989), and was inducted into the CCMA’s Hall of Honour in 1996.

Joanne Delaney handles some of the creative and administrative tasks of the periodical, and was inducted along with her husband into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 1993.


Country Music News has been published monthly since April 1980, and its mission has been and is to provide Canadian country music artists, songwriters, and the industry with accurate and meaningful print media exposure in Canada and around the world. It is the only national print media serving Canadian country music artists and fans of the genre.

Country Music News has established a string of reporters from across Canada, contributing monthly reports on the country music happenings in all parts of Canada. These regular columns are supported by a monthly Nashville country music report as well as in-depth CD reviews, feature articles, industry news, songwriter features, and a "Top 100 Cancountry Hit Chart". Print coverage is supported by dozens of exclusive photos of Canadian country music stars.

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