Prime Times has a good article about Dunrea, Manitoba's Daniel Lavoie.
Born in Dunrea, Manitoba on March 17, 1949, he broke onto the Franco-Manitoban music scene in the 1970s. Since then, he has gone on to international fame, though most in his home province wouldn't recognize his name. (I can probably toss Brandon's multi Juno and Grammy award winning James Ehnes into that same boat !)
The song and video that likely has had the most play in Manitoba over the years is Jours de Plaine, a tribute to the beauty of the prairie landscape, its people and francophone culture. An NFB production, the animation is by Manitoba artist Réal Bérard.
In 1999 Lavoie was cast as Frollo in the musical Notre Dame de Paris along side fellow Canadian Garou and France's Patrick Fiori. This is Belle, the feature song, in concert, (or if you prefer the theatrical version with English subtitles).
Lavoie returns to Manitoba to visit family and sometimes performs. Last year, he took part in Manitoba Homecoming 2010 and has also played Festival du Voyageur.
Daniel Lavoie The Canadian Encyclopedia
Daniel Lavoie Official Website