Legendary singer-songwriter Corey Hart is to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Hart, who rose to fame in the 1980s with hit songs such as “Sunglasses at Night” and “Never Surrender”, will be officially inducted during the 2019 Juno Awards on Sunday, March 17.
To celebrate the occasion, Hart will take to the stage at the awards ceremony for his first live television performance in over 20 years. The Canadian singer will also be honoured at a new exhibition at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre in Calgary.
“I am deeply humbled by this invitation into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame,” Hart said in a press release. “It’s an incredible honour to be acknowledged alongside so many other talented and venerable Canadian artists.”
Hart, who has sold over 16 million albums around the world, will join the ranks of Canadian music icons such as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, k.d. lang, Neil Young, Shania Twain, and the Tragically Hip.
“My career goal since the beginning has always been to remain 100 per cent authentic to my artistic vision while embodying the highest respect and dedication towards the craft I love so much,” Hart added.
“It’s even more symbolic to receive this recognition as I release my first collection of new studio music and prepare to embark on my first national Canadian tour in over 20 years – these are indeed …very exciting times for me.”
As promised, Hart released a video for his new song “Dreaming Time Again” to coincide with the Hall of Fame announcement.