Published Jul 18, 2019Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson (née Fricker) will both be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The pair met in Toronto in 1959 and performed as Ian & Sylvia throughout the 1960s, eventually moving to New York and releasing their influential sophomore album Four Strong Winds in 1964.
In 1970, they moved to Nashville and veered into a more country-leaning sound.
The couple divorced in the mid-'70s and pursued solo careers, with Ian Tyson moving to Alberta and focusing on country music, while Sylvia Tyson released four albums in five years from 1975 to 1980.
Both songwriters will be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame separately. The induction ceremony will take place on September 5 at the National Music Centre during Country Music Week in Calgary.
A new set of concert recordings dubbed Ian & Sylvia: The Lost Tapes is slated for release on September 6.