NC Music Hall of Fame 2010 Induction Ceremony

For Immediate Release

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame announces this year’s induction ceremony will be open to the public. It will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building in Kannapolis, NC.  The evening will include a reception with the inductees, dinner and induction ceremony with a variety of entertainment.

Most of the inductees and/or their families will attend. Several artists are expected to perform. Tickets are available on the Hall of Fame web site northcarolinamusichalloffame.org or by calling the museum at (704) 934-2320. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and weekends by appointment/reservation.

Media note: if you plan to attend the ceremony, please call Eddie Ray at the museum. All of his information is below.

This year’s inductees include:

Performing Artists

Maurice Williams, Recording artist, Charlotte
Andy Griffith, Gospel recording artist/actor/writer, Mt. Airy/Wilmington
Donna Fargo, Country recording artist/composer Mt. Airy
Arthur Smith, Country composer/performer/producer, Charlotte
George Hamilton IV, Country recording artist, Winston-Salem
Doc Watson, Country/Bluegrass vocalist/musician, Deep Gap/N. Wilkesboro
Curly Seckler, Bluegrass Bluegrass vocalist/musician, China Grove
Dr. Billy Taylor, jazz pianist/composer/educator Greenville
Shirley Caesar, Gospel recording artist, Durham

Performing Artist (Deceased)

Don Gibson, Country recording artist/composer, Shelby
Les Brown, Big Band leader, Durham
Oliver, (William Oliver Swofford), Recording artist, N. Wilkesboro

Non-Performing Artists

Don Schlitz, Composer/guitarist/soloist, Durham

For more information contact:

Eddie Ray
Operations Director/Vice Chair
704-934-2320 (Museum)
703-346-6241 (Mobil)
info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Bill Kopald
Chairman
(336) 299-2520 (Office)
(336) 337-2521 (Mobile)
bkokpald@bellsouth.net

Press Release – North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010 Inductions

 

For Immediate Release

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2010 Inductions

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced the names of this year’s inductees. The
ceremony will take place October 7 in Kannapolis.

Performing Artists

Maurice Williams, Recording artist, Charlotte
Andy Griffith, Gospel recording artist, Mt. Airy/Wilmington
Donna Fargo, Country recording artist, Mt. Airy
Arthur Smith, Country composer, performer, producer, Charlotte
George Hamilton IV, Country recording artist, Winston-Salem
Doc Watson, Country/Bluegrass vocalist, musician, Deep Gap/N. Wilkesboro
Curly Seckler, Bluegrass vocalist and musician, China Grove
Dr. Billy Taylor, jazz pianist, composer, Greenville
Shirley Caesar, Gospel recording artist, Durham

Performing Artist (Deceased)

Don Gibson, Country recording artist & composer, Shelby
Les Brown, Big Band leader, Durham
Oliver, (William Oliver Swofford), Recording artist, N. Wilkesboro

Non-Performing Artists

Don Schlitz, Composer, guitarist and soloist, Durham

The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building in Kannapolis, NC and will be open to the public. The evening will include a reception, dinner and induction ceremony with a variety of entertainment. Tickets go on sale September 1st at the museum.

For more information contact:

Eddie Ray
Operations Director/Vice Chair
704-932-2320  (Museum)
703-346-6241 (Mobile)
eray(at)northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Bill Kopald
Chairman
(336) 299-2520 (Office)
(336) 337-2521 (Mobile)
bkopald@southbell.net

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North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame Videos

Checkout the videos from our YouTube channel that highlight our inductees and their substantial contribution to the music industry both in North Carolina and globally.

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North Carolina National Public Radio WUNC Interview

Below is a North Carolina National Public Radio WUNC Interview with Eddie Ray, Operations Director and Vice Chairman of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Board of Directors.  The show host Frank Stasio and Mr. Ray share the story of the museum and the people it recognizes like music legends Charlie Daniels to Thelonius Monk and James Taylor.

Click The Play Button Below To Listen To This Podcast



Inductee Award Wall

Induction Information

 

Date: March 25, 2011

Revised NCMHOF Induction Criteria.

There are two distinct categories for induction into the NCMHOF:
Performers and Non –Performers. This separation was designed to ensure that high profile performers were not favored over other less visible or recognizable musical influences.

Performers:
* Definition: Individual musical performers, musical groups and backup musicians/singers.
* Eligibility: Performers are eligible for induction into the NCMHOF ten (10) years after the release of a record or a public musical performance has attained national or wide-spread acclaim.

Non-Performers:
* Definition: Songwriters, record producers, disc jockeys, record executives, journalists, music educators, and other allied music industry professionals.
* Eligibility: To be determined by members of the NCMHOF Advisory Board. Number of Inductees Selected per Year: There will be no more than five (5) new members inducted into the NCMHOF each year.

Genres of Music:
Each year the selected inductees must represent a variety of genres of music. Non-Performers will be considered as a genre of music.

Each group of inductees is selected by members of the NCMHOF Advisory Board on the basis of significance in music history, regardless of race, gender or genre of music. The inductee must be a native of North Carolina or have spent a significant amount of time in the State during his or her career.

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North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum Open To Public

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum Open To Public

Kannapolis, NC–August 25, 2009–It’s taken almost a decade, but the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum has finally opened its doors in Kannapolis, North Carolina and the response has been astounding.

Located in what was once the old jail in historic the Cannon Village, the museum is now home to a growing collection of memorabilia and memories from some of North Carolina’s finest musicians, songwriters and entertainers ranging from Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane to Andy Griffith, Randy Travis and Chairmen of the Board.

The renovation of the old building was a two year labor of love funded by the Curb Family Foundation and overseen personally by Mike Curb.  A former Lieutenant and acting Governor of California and owner of a successful music empire, Curb, credits his start in the business to Eddie Ray, who is on board as Operations Director of the museum.

Ray, a music pioneer and native of Franklin, North Carolina, has enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the entertainment business.  He will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame this year.

Bill Kopald, Chairman of the Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors, says the museum is a testament to determination and perseverance, “The need has been here for a long time and it’s wonderful to finally have a home to showcase memorabilia and give people the opportunity to learn about some of the incredible musicians that hail from North Carolina, the purpose of the museum is to entertain and educate”.

The museum is open free to the public from 10:00 am to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and on weekends by appointment.  The facility can also be rented for private parties and receptions.  A complete list of the 2009 inductees will be announced next month.

For additional information contact:

Eddie Ray Operation
Director/Vice Chairman NC Music Hall of Fame
704-934-2320
eray(at)northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Liz Cavanaugh
NC Music Hall of Fame
615-963-9316
lcavanaugh@curb.com

Website:  https://www.northcarolinamusichalloffame.org