Last night, our great friend, Johnny Burke became the newest inductee into Canada’s Country Music Hall of Fame. Just the 52nd artist, joining the likes of Anne Murray, Gordon Lightfoot, Hank Snow, Ian and Sylvia Tyson, and Ronnie Prophet so honoured in a country deep with country music traditions.
Below is a photo I took of Johnny at his 2005 induction into the New Brunswick Country Music Hall of Fame.
Johnny is a man of great class and great talent who has entertained for well more than fifty years. And, I’ll not forgot that he and his wife Teresa drove an hour and half for just a fifteen minute visit and to wish me well when I was in the hospital’s ICU a couple of years ago.
So proud are we of our good friend that we had to drive the 2880 kilometres (about 1800 miles) to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan to witness Johnny receiving his extremely well deserved, but overdue, honour.