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North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Announces Major Sponsors for 2011 Induction Ceremony

For Immediate Release

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Announces Major Sponsors for 2011 Induction Ceremony – Rowan Regional Medical Center in Salisbury and Hanes Brands of Winston-Salem have become the first major corporate sponsors of the NC Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony.

The other sponsors, to date, include the City of Kannapolis, Castle Cook Realty, First Community Bank, Curb Family Foundation, Curb Records and the Holiday Inn Express – Concord.

This year’s induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 13th at the David H. Murdock Core Lab Building in Kannapolis.

This year’s inductees include Country/Rock-a-Billy legend, Billy “Crash” Craddock of Greensboro, Grammy award winning tenor Anthony Dean Griffey of High Point, Kinston native Maceo Parker, a Jazz/Funk sax player who was James Brown’s sideman, Singer/Songwriter Ben Folds from Winston-Salem who is also a judge on NBC’s “Sing Off,” and contemporary Christian recording artist Michael English of Wallace, songwriter/playwright / author Billy Edd Wheeler from Swannanoa, songwriter, John D. Loudermilk of Durham, and the late Blue Grass, singer/songwriter/musician Clyde Moody.

For more information contact:

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

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

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North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame Introduces QR Codes

NORTH CAROLINA MUSIC HALL OF FAME MUSEUM ANNOUNCEMENT – In order to provide our visitors to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame museum greater access to the music and history of the Hall of Fame inductees in the museum, we have attached a QR (Quick Response) bar code format to each of our Inductee exhibits. The format will provide museum visitors, who have a smart phone, to access more information about the inductee’s history and to listen to their videos and musical concerts.

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.  Photographs of the exhibits and a complete list of the inductees is available on the North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame website.  

For additional information contact:

Eddie Ray
Operations Director/Vice Chair
704-934-2320 (Museum)
703-346-6241 (Mobile)
eray(at)northcarolinamusichalloffame.org
   

 

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

MY HEART WILL ALWAYS BE IN CAROLINA INTERVIEW
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My Heart Will Always Be In Carolina Interview

My Heart Will Always Be in Carolina is a local favorite television show that discovers the fascinating people, places and things found in eastern North Carolina.  They decided to start the new 2011 season highlighting the NC Music Hall of Fame in Kannapolis. Below is an interview with Eddie Ray and Ken Mann of  My Heart Will Always Be In Carolina.

The first show of the new season is the NC Music Hall of Fame in Kannapolis.



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North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2011 Induction Ceremony

April 20, 2011

For Immediate Release

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced the names of this year’s inductees. The 2011 Induction Ceremony will take place October 13th in Kannapolis.

Performing Artists

Billy “Crash” Craddock , Country/Rockabilly recording legend, Greensboro
Anthony Dean Griffey, Grammy award winning tenor, High Point
Maceo Parker, Jazz/Funk sax player & James Brown sideman, Kinston
Ben Folds, songwriter/alternative rock musician, judge on NBC’s “Sing Off,” Winston-Salem
Michael English, Contemporary Christian recording artist, Wallace

Performing Artist (Deceased)

Clyde Moody, Blue Grass, singer/songwriter/musician

Non-Performing Artists

Billy Edd Wheeler, songwriter/playwright/author, Swannanoa
John D. Loudermilk, songwriter, Durham

The induction ceremony will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011 in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building in Kannapolis, NC. The evening will include a reception, dinner and induction ceremony with a variety of entertainment. Tickets go on sale September 1st at the
museum and online.

For more information contact:

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

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