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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.

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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