Debbie Lori Kaye 50 years ago today


Not much is written about Sault Ste. Marie’s country singer Debbie Lori Kaye but picking through the 45s at various second hand places around town you can still find her music.

It was 50 years ago that she released two 45s on Columbia Records: Come on home / Help me love you and Ride Ride Ride / Break my mind. Can you believe she was barely 18 when these were recorded?

Here she is on the Wilburn Brothers Show around that time singing I’d be a legend in my time:

She was inducted into the Northern Ontario Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and top the billboards with some of her songs.

She was featured on The Tommy Hunter Show. Over its 27-year run on CBC, The Tommy Hunter Show was noted for nurturing Canadian country music, which it showcased alongside big-name American country stars.

Hey father was a disc-jockey at CKCY and she was nominated for two Juno Awards: Juno Award for Best Country Female Artist and Juno Award for Best Female Artist