Harold MacIntyre

Inducted in 2019

Harold MacIntyre was born in Port Hastings, Nova Scotia and moved to Ontario in the late 1960s where he served in the Honky Tonks and honed his craft as a country singer.  He recorded his first album in the late 1970s which elevated him to the professional ranks in the country music industry.  Every single released from that album received national airplay and took him from the night clubs to the bigger stage.

Harold is a country traditionalist and is often referred to as “Canada’s George Jones” having been nominated for four Canadian Juno Awards.  He received the Big Country’s New Artist of the Year award in 1981 and was named top male vocalist for the Country Music News Fan Awards in 1984.  He was also featured as a cover story artist in the 1982 May edition of Country Music News.

In the 1970s Harold toured across Canada with his band Area Code 705 and appeared as a guest with Sylvia Tyson in Toronto and with Ian Tyson in Edmonton at the same time having his own show in Sudbury, Ontario.

During his busiest years, Harold toured across Canada and was privileged to be the opening act for such artists as George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Gene Watson, Freddy Fender and Bill Anderson.  He was honoured to share the stage with George Jones at a sold-out concert in Toronto in 1982 at the Maple Leaf Gardens and also made three guest appearances on CBC’s Tommy Hunter Show in the early 1980's.

Best known for his signature song “Before She Made Me Crawl”, Harold made several recordings between 1980 and 2017.  He performed numerous times with Johnny Burke in various “Legends” shows right up until the passing of Johnny Burke.

Harold is a true Nova Scotian and comes home to Nova Scotia once or twice a year to play the local venues.

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