Origin: Edmonton, Alberta
Born: August 25, 1946 - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA
At age 16 Jack Hennig won an Alberta talent search contest singing his own composition "High School Queen". Soon after, Jack Henning launched his music career in the late 1960's performing pschyedelic rock, and by the early 1970's had moved into country/pop and pure country sounds. He was first heard on disc in 1967 as Jack Hennig & The Breaking Point Group, with the physchedelic single "The Busy People" b/w "Maybe Tomorrow", released on Cupid Records (CR-2). At the time Hennig also performed as a member of the Alberta-based rock groups The Sons Of Adam, The Nomads, and other similar short-lived acts.
By 1969 Jack Hennig was singing and recording country music, releasing four albums and numerous singles, on various Canadian independent labels. His first album, "Lisa Brown" was released on Birchmount (BM-531), with a second album, "Canadian Breed" (Birchmount BM-581) released in 1971. Next up was a move to Mustard Records, releasing the album "Lady Highway", in 1976 (Mustard 6001), which was followed by a move to Boot Records with the album "Jack Hennig Sings" (Boot BOS-7141). All of the albums contained a mix of cover tunes as well as numerous original compositions by Hennig.
Jack Hennig released singles on the Cupid, Quality, Mustard, Damon and Boot labels charting nationally with 8 of the singles, His first chart appearance came with the Dick Damron-penned "Pappa Told Me" b/w "Brink Of Temptation" (Quality-1983) which earned a #31 spot on the RPM Charts in 1970. It would be 1976 before he would make a return to the hit charts this time with "Crazy Daisy" on the Mustard label (#521) which charted at #38. That would be followed by six consecutive charting singles released on Damon Records, including "Big City Lights" (D-101 (#33/1977); "Candy & Brandy" (D-103) which hit #24 on the charts; "George & The Hermit" (D-110) which proved to be Hennig's best chart showing at #12 in 1978; "Mindy" (D-112) which charted at #18; "Last Summer's Love" (D-114) a #67 charted single; and finally "Caught In The Middle" (D-115) which brought Hennig back into the Top 20 on the Canadian hit charts, earning a #16 slot in 1980.
Other single releases included the 1971 single "I'm Going" b/w ""Jackson County" (Quality 2011-X), and the 1971 Damon 45 "Thumb Trippin' b/w "The Poet" (Damon D-012); and "Lady Highway" b/w "The Dreams Are Never Ended" released on Mustard. The single "Going My Way" b/w "Raging River" was later released on Boot Records.
Notwithstanding Jack Hennig's four album releases, and eight nationally charted singles, he has not been formally recognized by any of the Alberta or Canadian Country Music Associations, with Achievement Awards or induction into their Halls Of Fame...an oversight that perhaps deserves to be addressed.