It was a packed house in the Victoria Inn’s Imperial Ballroom for Ducks Unlimited’s annual fundraiser last month, and patrons were in for a "major" treat. Award-winning country music star Charlie Major popped in to provide some entertainment and help out with the fundraising.
Through the 1990s, Major won the Juno Award as Country Male Vocalist of the Year two years in a row (1994-95). In 1993, he released his debut album in Canada, The Other Side — all six singles released from the album went to No. 1 on the RPM Country chart.
Five major Canadian Country Music Awards followed, as well as songwriting honours from SOCAN, and a BMI Award in 1993 for "Backroads", recorded by Ricky Van Shelton in 1991 on his Backroads album, as the "Most Performed Song in America." In 2006 he made an appearance on the television show "Holmes on Homes."
Born in Quebec, the married father of three sons divides his time between homes in Ottawa and Nashville, with most of his time now spent in Canada.
(Brenda Bournon/For the Sun)