President's Message - Roger Bleasdale

I am pleased to be serving for a second term as President of the Nova Scotia Country Music Hall of Fame (NSCMHF). I would like to extend my appreciation to the Board of Directors for their dedication and support over the past year. My first year as President was a challenging but very rewarding year and I am looking forward to this year's challenges and accomplishments as we move forward in 2018-2019.

One of the highlights of this past year was the release of our compilation CD - '1st Edition Showcase'. This CD features the musical talent and work of 16 of our Inductees and has received generous compliments. There are still some CDs available and may be purchased from any of the Directors at a cost of $15.00 each. I am pleased to have chaired the Induction Ceremony Committee for the past six years and am thankful to our dedicated board members, volunteers and members of the public for their faithful support. As we move into our 23rd year, I am enthusiastic about the future of the NSCMHF and believe that country music is alive and well in Nova Scotia! Our commitment will always be to preserve, promote, and develop country music throughout our Province; as, we have an immense group of talented individuals that deserve to be recognized and encouraged.

Our annual induction ceremony will be held in Truro at the Best Western Glengarry on Saturday, September 14, 2019. More information will be posted to our website as it becomes available.

If you have an interest in Country, Old Time Fiddling or Bluegrass Music and wish to know more about the NSCMHF or are interested in being involved in our organization, please contact me at 902-275-4142.

Roger T. Bleasdale