Honoring The Past, Shaping The Future

Inductee – Victoria Livengood

Inductee – Victoria Livengood

Jul 23, 2011

Victoria Livengood was born August 8, 1959 in Thomasville, North Carolina. The daughter of Jerry and Carolyn Livengood grew up on a farm in Davidson County and along with her brother, Steve, the Livengood family quartet sang in local churches. Vickie’s operatic voice was first discovered during the UNC-Chapel Hill freshman choir auditions and the rest was...

Inductee – Loonis McGlohon

Inductee – Loonis McGlohon

Jul 23, 2011

Loonis McGlohon was born September 29, 1921 in Ayden, North Carolina, died January 26, 2002. McGlohon was the son of an auto mechanic and a school teacher. As a boy, he was enthralled by the big-band sound. He learned to play piano from the organist at his family’s church. He graduated from East Carolina University but dropped the only music course he...

Inductee – Kay Kyser

Inductee – Kay Kyser

Jul 23, 2011

Which big-time bandleader and North Carolina native broke all sorts of attendance records, appeared in nearly a dozen movies, and became the top moneymaker in his field, all without learning to play a musical instrument? If you don’t say Kay Kyser, the “Old Perfesser” — that’s right, you’re wrong! James Kern Kyser was born June 18, 1905, in Rocky...

Inductee – Charlie Daniels

Inductee – Charlie Daniels

Jul 23, 2011

Charlie Daniels was born in 1936 in Wilmington North Carolina. Charlie became interested in music and bought his first guitar at age 15. He taught himself how to play by listening to early Elvis Presley music on the radio. After graduating high school in 1959 he formed a rock band called The Jaguars. While the band was on the road they made the recording of...

Inductee – The Chairmen of The Board

Inductee – The Chairmen of The Board

Jul 23, 2011

The Chairmen of The Board was formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1969. One year later, Holland, Dozier, Holland’s Invictus Records released The Chairman’s first recording, the million seller’s classic “Give Me Just A Little More Time” which catapulted the group into international stardom. In a three year span four more successful charted releases solidified the...

Inductee – Billy Scott

Inductee – Billy Scott

Jul 23, 2011

Leaving his native home of Huntington, West Virginia, Billy Scott joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Fort Knox Kentucky, Fort Benjamin Harrison Indiana, then honorably discharged after two years in Fort Gordon, Georgia. While in the Army, Billy sang in various groups on those military bases. In 1965, Billy and his wife Barbara, became the lead singers...