Image of the Day: 25 years of television
(CBC Still Photo Collection)
Tommy Hunter participates in a special performance marking CBC's 25th anniversary.
Hunter began his career at CBC as a rhythm guitarist on Country Hoedown
in 1956. He also starred in his own show, The Tommy Hunter Show
, which initially aired on radio before moving to television in 1965. The program ran on CBC until 1992. The show featured many now famous country stories performing early in their careers - including Garth Brooks, Shania Twain and Alanis Morissette.
Hunter was inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame in 1984 and was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1986.
Posted on Sep 11, 2011 6:00:00 AM