The first female artist inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame, Julie Lynn (born Marie Julia Catherine Flynn, in Gaspe, Quebec, in 1947) got her start playing the bar circuit in northern Ontario as a teenager. After a stint performing with Pauline Noland and her Jamboree Pals - a gig that included a weekly television show on CHOV Pembroke - she formed The Julie Lynn Show in 1966.
The Julie Lynn Show toured Canada for a number of years until Julie signed a contract with Dominion Records in 1970. Her debut album, "Put A Little Love In Your Heart", was released that same year. The followup, "Look What They’ve Done To My Song", (1971), produced Julie’s biggest hit, "Good Morning World" (#2 on the RPM Chart). Five other albums followed, including her final release, "The Many Moods Of Julie Lynn" (1980), a project that was recorded in Nashville with producers Lonnie Salazar and Joe Bob Barnhill.
Julie and her band continued to tour Canada and the United States, opening concerts for Conway Twitty, George Hamilton IV, Tammy Wynette and Jack Greene. During this time, she made personal appearances on numerous television programs including The Family Brown Show, The Tommy Hunter Show and The Noel Harrison Show and also co-hosted the series "Comin’ Up Country" with Tim Daniels, produced by Cy True for the CBC Network, out of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
After years of performing, the two-time Juno and six-time Canadian Country Music Association nominee retired from music in 1990. Julie currently resides in Northern Ontario.
-Ottawa Country Music HOF
Produced by Sound Canada Jury Krytiuk at Sound Canada Recording Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Executive producer: Jury Krytiuk