Sheila Calthorpe was inducted into the Songwriters Category of the Hall of Fame in 2017. Sheila grew up on Simcoe Island in the St. Lawrence River and developed a tradition of home worship during winters because there was no church on the island.
Eventually, she met and married musician Barry Calthorpe, who taught her to play. This led to writing such songs as the Church by the Side of the Bed, Mother's Still on the Home Place and Heaven Said Goodbye, which was recorded by Bill White and White Pines.
Barry and Sheila Calthorpe of Cold Country singing 'Pretty Polly' at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards in 2011.