Honoring The Past, Shaping The Future

Earl Scruggs Passing

Earl Scruggs Passing

Mar 29, 2012

On behalf of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, we offer our deepest condolences to Gary, Randy and the entire Earl Scruggs family upon the passing of their father and beloved one. The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame is honored to have Earl Scruggs, one of the greatest Blue Grass music and banjo musician in the World, as a permanent member. We will be...

Inductee – Eddie Ray

Inductee – Eddie Ray

Aug 14, 2010

Born in Franklin, North Carolina on December 21, 1926 Eddie Ray is an African-American who rose from a stock boy to a major record label executive and then became a key figure in a governmental body that makes major decisions on copyrights, the foundation of the of the entertainment industry. Eddie Ray is a veteran music executive with over sixty years of...

Inductee – Max Roach

Inductee – Max Roach

Oct 3, 2009

Artist Max Roach was born Maxwell Lemuel Roach on January 10, 1924 in Newland, North Carolina; died on August 16, 2007 in New York City. Max Roach, a pioneer in bebop, is one of the most important drummers in the history of jazz. During his career he worked with jazz legends Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Charles...

Inductee – Johnny Bristol

Inductee – Johnny Bristol

Oct 3, 2009

Born John William Bristol on February 3, 1939 in Morganton, North Carolina; died on March 21, 2004 in Brighton Township, Michigan. Johnny Bristol was a producer and songwriter best known for his work with Motown during the late 1960s and early 1970s when he worked with Harvey Fuqua on Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrells’ “Ain’t No Mountain High...

Randy Travis

Randy Travis

Oct 3, 2009

You know him as Randy Travis but he was born Randy Bruce Traywick on May 4, 1959 in Marshville, North Carolina. During the mid-1980s, a group of young performers changed the course of country music by recording songs with a retro sound that harkened back to the traditional sound of country music from the 1940s and 1950s. Randy Travis was a leader in the...

Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack

Oct 3, 2009

Born on February 10, 1937 in Asheville, North Carolina. Roberta Flack was born into a musical family; her mother was a church organist and her father was a jazz musician. She grew up in Arlington, Virginia and studied classical piano; at 15 she won a scholarship to Howard University in Washington, D.C. where she studied piano and voice and served as assistant...