Ronnie Prophet

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Ronnie Prophet
Birth nameRonald Lawrence Victor Prophet
Born(1937-12-26)26 December 1937
Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada[1]
Died2 March 2018(2018-03-02) (aged 80)
Florida, U.S.
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1973–2018

Ronald Lawrence Victor Prophet (26 December 1937[2] – 2 March 2018)[3] was a Canadian American country musician and comedy performer.

He was born in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada.[1] In his childhood, Prophet lived in Calumet, Quebec, and began performing at local venues in his youth.[2] His successful musical career in the United States began in the mid-1960s.[2] Prophet also performed in numerous Canadian television productions in the 1970s including Grand Old Country and The Ronnie Prophet Show.

From 1997, he was based in Branson, Missouri, United States, and was married to musician Glory-Anne Carriere.[4]

Prophet died on 2 March 2018 at his home in Florida, following cardiac and kidney failure. He was 80.[5]

Awards and recognition[edit]


Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN Country CAN AC US Country
1973 "San Diego" 36 35 Faces & Phases of Ronnie Prophet
1975 "Sanctuary" 20 30 26 Ronnie Prophet (1976)
1976 "Shine On" 13 36
"It's Enough" 33 50
"Big Big World" 13 82
1977 "Phone Call from Allyson" 19
"It Ain't Easy Loving Me" 27 99 Ronnie Prophet Country
1979 "Everybody Needs a Love Song" 49 Non-album song
"The Phantom of the Opry" 3 The Phantom
1981 "Every Story in the Book" 19
1982 "The Ex-Superstar's Waltz" 8 I Need a Lover
"I Need a Lover" 18
1983 "Smooth Operator" 37 I'm Gonna Love Him Out of You
"I'm Gonna Love Him Out of You" 30
1986 "Stealer of Hearts" 14 Ronnie Prophet (1987)
"Don't Take Her to Heart" 27
1987 "No Holiday in L.A." 9 17
"If You're Up for Love" 17
1988 "Fire in the Feeling" 42
"Breaking Up Ain't Hard to Do" 55
1989 "Trying to Outrun Your Memory" 61 Non-album song
1990 "Touch of Class" 37 Prophet of Love
"You've Got Me Right Where I Want Me" 47 Non-album song
1991 "I Won't Be There" 35 Prophet of Love
"The Feeling of Love" 59
1992 "Prophet of Love" 86

Singles with Glory-Anne Carriere[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN Country
1982 "Storybook Children" 32 Non-album song
1984 "If This Is Love" 6 Sure Thing
1985 "I'm Glad We're Bad at Something" 10
"I'll Be There" 31
1987 "Lucky in Love" 57
1989 "Two Hearts" 77 Prophet of Love

Guest singles[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak chart positions Album
CAN Country
1988 "Honest to Goodness Amigos" Ray Griff 86 Honest to Goodness Amigos


  1. ^ a b "Ronnie Prophet". 18 June 2007. Retrieved 2 February 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1993). The Guinness Who's Who of Country Music (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. p. 328. ISBN 0-85112-726-6.
  3. ^ "Country Music Singer and TV Host Ronnie Prophet Dies at 80". Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  4. ^ Peters, Diane (26 March 2018). "Country music star Ronnie Prophet, 80, was a superb showman". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  5. ^ "RIP: Canadian Country Star Ronnie Prophet". 2 March 2018. Retrieved 10 January 2020.

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