Discover the sounds of North Carolina.
The State of North Carolina has been the birthplace to many regional, national and international musicians who called The Tar Heel State home. Musicians such as John Coltrane, Link Wray, Anthony Hamilton, Randy Travis, The Avett Brothers and Charlie Daniels have made their voice and sounds reverberate throughout the music scene.
Governor Roy Cooper announced on November 27, 2018 from the Governor’s mansion in Raleigh, North Carolina that 2019 will be the year of music in the state of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Arts Council, along with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, have created a new campaign for 2019 called Come Hear North Carolina. During the year of 2019 Come Hear North Carolina will celebrate the composers, musicians, venues, studios, record stores, and executives who help create, support and sustain music from North Carolina.
During 2019 we at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will collaborate with Come Hear NC, The North Carolina Arts Council, The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and many county and city arts organizations throughout the state to celebrate 2019 being the year of music in North Carolina.
To read Governor Cooper’s Proclamation click here: https://files.nc.gov/governor/documents/files/Year%20of%20Music.pdf
About Come Hear North Carolina
Come Hear NC is the music campaign from the North Carolina Arts Council along with the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The state of North Carolina have about 25,000 people who work in the music industry. From singers, composers, instrument makers to record label and record store owners. With this campaign Come Hear NC wants to highlight every aspect of the music industry from this state
To learn more about Come Hear NC click on the link: https://www.ncarts.org/comehearnc
About the NC Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council is the music organization for North Carolina that provides grants to artists, musicians and arts organizations. Founded in 1964 by then Governor Terry Sanford. It’s mission is “To Make North Carolina a Better State Through The Arts”. To find out more about the NC Arts Council click on their website here: https://www.ncarts.org/
Generous support received from The Cabarrus Arts Council.
WSOC-TV Channel 9 video used by courtesy of wsoctv.com.
WUNC Public Radio audio used by courtesy of wunc.org.
Photos by photographers James Nix. Peter Cole, and Daniel Coston.