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Kannapolis, NC – The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame will celebrate its 10th Annual induction with seven new inductees being inducted into its Hall of Fame this fall. The induction ceremony will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018 in Kannapolis, NC. Those being inducted are:
John Tesh – Pianist, composer, singer, and outstanding national broadcaster who studied at North Carolina State University in Raleigh. John’s Power of Love album was Grammy nominated in 2003 for “Best Pop Instrumental Album”. John has six music Emmys, two Grammy nominations, three gold records, had seven public television specials and 8 million records sold.
Chris Daughtry – 2006 American Idol contestant from Roanoke Rapids, NC. His chart topping song “It’s Not Over”, performed by his rock band Daughtry, was nominated for “Best Rock Song and Best Rock Performance” by a Duo or Group with Vocal at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards.
Dolphus Ramseur – Record Executive and founder of Ramseur Records, an independent record label based in North Carolina. Dolphus is responsible for successful artists such as The Avett Brothers and Steep Canyon Rangers. Dolphus was born and raised in Concord, NC.
Luther Barnes – Stellar Award winning and Grammy nominated gospel singer, songwriter and producer. Barnes was born in Rocky Mount, NC where he currently pastors the Restoration Worship Center.
Calvin Richardson –R&B/Soul singer-songwriter and producer from Monroe, NC. Calvin has received multiple Grammy nominations.
The Hoppers – GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame members from Madison, NC. The Hoppers have been singing to global audiences for over 60 years with appearances ranging from presidential religious inaugural ceremonies and New York’s Carnegie Hall to singing conventions and church platforms. They have won over 50 awards and have eight number one songs along with multiple top 5 songs.
Blind Boy Fuller – Piedmont Blues guitarist famed for his fingerpicking style of the 1930’s. Fuller was born in Wadesboro, NC.
The Induction Ceremony is open to the public and tickets are expected to go on sale late Spring. The red carpet event will commemorate each inductee and showcase the important contributions they have made to American Music. The 2018 Inductions will mark the major milestone of the organization’s 10th annual ceremony since relocating to Kannapolis NC.