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Announcing The 2017 Hall Of Fame Inductees

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s seven inductees…

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2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

2016 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
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Announcing The 2016 Hall Of Fame Inductees

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s eight inductees…

Warren Haynes Exhibit Popup

Warren Haynes – A Guitar Hero

The North Carolina Music Hall Of Fame is proud to announce Warren Haynes – A Guitar Hero, a special featured exhibit that opens January 15th.

Ben E King

Ben E. King Passing

We are sad in sharing the news of the passing of our Hall of Fame inductee Ben E. King on Thursday, April 30, 2015. We will remember the great legacy of Ben E. King and his warm voice behind so many unforgettable songs from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s including his hit “Stand By Me” which leaves a special memory for many of us. Our deepest sympathy goes to his family.

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Press Release – Announcing The 2015 Induction Ceremony

For Immediate Release

Kannapolis – The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced the names of this year’s inductees. The ceremony will take place this fall. The following are the 2015 class of inductees:

Gerald Alston – Lead singer of the popular R&B/POP group the “Manhattans” – Henderson, NC.

Eric Church – Country Rock Musician/Singer – this year’s Country Music Hall of Fame nominee – Granite Falls, NC

Chuck Jackson – R&B/POP singer of the huge, national top selling hit recordings, “Any Day Now” & “I Don’t Want To Cry” – Winston Salem, NC.

Warren Haynes – Southern Rock guitarist/singer with the “Allman Bros. Band” & founder/member of the “Gov’t Mule Band”- Asheville, NC

The Fantastic Shakers – A popular, pioneer Carolina Beach Music Band – Lincolnton, NC.

Jay Spell (deceased) – Musician/Arranger – Performed with Hall of Fame artists Ronnie Milsap, Jimmy Buffett and others – Spivey Corners, NC.

Nappy Brown (deceased) –Popular Blues/R&B singer during the late 1940’s and the early 1950’s – Charlotte, NC.

The Rev. F.C. Barnes (deceased) – Gospel Singer/ Songwriter of a national hit gospel song “Rough Side of The Mountain” – Rocky Mount, NC.

The induction ceremony will take place Thursday, October 15 at the historic Gem Theater in Kannapolis, NC. This event is open to the public. VIP and general admission tickets will go on sale early summer at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum. Call or visit the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum for more details.

For more information contact:

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

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

Arthur Smith

Passing of Arthur Smith

On behalf of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame we offer our deepest condolences to the entire Smith family upon the passing of their beloved Arthur Smith, a legend in this life and beyond.

We are honored to have Arthur Smith, one of country and gospel music’s finest artist and entrepreneurs as a member in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame. We are forever grateful for his contribution to the Carolina’s and the world.

Press Release – Announcing The 2013 Induction Ceremony

North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2013 Induction Ceremony

For Immediate Release

Kannapolis – The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced the names of this year’s inductees. The ceremony will take place Thursday, October 17.

PERFORMING ARTISTS:

Alicia Bridges, Recording Artist (“I Love The Nightlife”), Lawndale, NC

Grady Tate, Jazz Drummer/Performer, (Drummer on the “Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”), Durham, NC

The Catalinas, Recording Artists (“Summertime’s Call Me”), Charlotte/Statesville, NC

John P. Kee, Gospel Recording Artist, (New Life Community Choir) Durham, NC

Willie Weeks, Musician, (Bass guitarist for Eric Clapton), Salemburg, NC

NON PERFORMING ARTISTS:

Tony Brown, Musician/Country Record Producer (George Strait, Reba McIntyre, Vince Gill, Jimmy Buffet), Greensboro, NC

“Rick” Dees, Radio Personality, (recorded novelty song, “Disco Duck”) Greensboro, NC

DECEASED:

Del Reeves, Country Recording Artist (“Girl on The Billboard”), Sparta, NC

The induction ceremony will take place Thursday, October 17th at historic Gem Theater in Kannapolis. The evening will include a reception, the induction ceremony and a variety of entertainment.  Advance sale tickets and reservations are available at the museum at 109 West A Street, Kannapolis.

For more information contact:

Eddie Ray                                                                  

Operations Director/Vice Chair                                  704-934-2320 (Museum)                                           

703-346-6241 (Mobile)                                              

info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

Bill Kopald

Chairman

(336) 299-2520 (Office)

(336) 337-2521 (Mobile)

bkokpald@bellsouth.net

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Billy Scott’s Passing

“The NC Music Hall of Fame’s Board and staff members extend their deepest condolences to Gail Scott and family and to the many thousands of loyal fans, upon the passing of their beloved one, Billy Scott.

Billy was among the original inductees in the NC Music hall of Fame, a valued member of its Board and a dedicated, supporting friend of the Hall of Fame. The music in Heaven surely sounded better the day that Billy joined the Heavenly band!”

 

 

 

 

Andy Griffith

Andy Griffith Passing

On behalf of the NC Music Hall Of Fame we extend our deepest condolences to the family of Andy Griffith upon the death of their loved one. Andy Griffith was a multi-talented actor/musical artists whose  remarkable creative, artistic  contributions to the world of entertainment endeared him to several generations of fans over many decades. His name, artifacts and musical contributions will be preserved forever in the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum and his memory will always  be in the hearts  and minds of his millions of fans.

We hope the knowledge that Andy Griffith was so loved by so many, may bring you some peace and comfort during your sorrows.

 

 

Doc Watson

Doc Watson Passing

On behalf of the NC Music Hall of Fame & Museum, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of Arthel “Doc” Watson upon the passing of their loved one. May the knowledge that the loving memory of “Doc” Watson will forever live in the hearts and minds of his millions of loyal fans and in the NC Music Hall of Fame, bring them some peace and comfort during their sorrows.

 

 

 

 

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North Carolina Music Hall of Fame 2012 Inductions

For Immediate Release

Kannapolis – The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced the names of this year’s inductees. The ceremony will take place Thursday, October 11.

 

PERFORMING ARTISTS:

Tori Amos, Alternative Rock/POP, Newton, NC
Shirley Austin Reeves & Doris Kenner Jackson (Deceased), (original members
of the Shirelles), Henderson/ Goldsboro, NC
Jodeci, R&B/New Jack Swing, Charlotte, NC
Nantucket, Hard Rock, Jacksonville, NC
Stonewall Jackson, Country, Tabor City, NC
Lou Donaldson, Jazz/Bebop Saxophonist, Badin, NC

 

NON PERFORMING ARTISTS:

Fred Foster, Record Executive/Record Producer, Rutherford County, NC
(Founder of Monument Records)

J.E.Mainer, Blue Grass/ Country Fiddler, Weaverville, NC

The induction ceremony will take place Thursday, October 11th at Gibson Mill, Vintage Auto Club Conference and Events Center, 325 McGill Avenue, Concord. The evening will include a reception, dinner and induction ceremony with a variety of entertainment. Advance sale tickets and reservations are available at the museum at 109 West A Street, Kannapolis, NC.

 

For more information contact:

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

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