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

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.

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

Billy_Scott_Photo

“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

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

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.

 

 

 

 

Red Rope_ 2012 Induction_NC Music Hall of Fame_rs

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

 

5K Flyer 2012

For Immediate Release

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum and title sponsor Rowan Regional Medical Center, will have its first annual “Rhythm & Run” 5k run on Saturday June 16, 2012 in Kannapolis, N.C. at 9:00 am.

The 5k run will begin downtown in the beautiful Cannon Village adjacent to the Hall of Fame Museum. The certified course runs through the N.C. Research Campus and continues onto the scenic trails of the Kannapolis Parks and Recreation Greenway.

This one of a kind race will showcase music, for the duration of the event, by legendary artists who are inductees in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

Participants are encouraged to register in advance. Registration is online at: www.sportoften.com or in person at: 109 West A Street, Kannapolis N.C. 28081. Awards will be given to top finishers in each category. All proceeds will go to the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame which is a 501(C) non-profit organization.

For the non-runner…become a volunteer. Volunteers will aid in making this event a success.

For more information contact the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum at (704) 934-2320 or www.NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org.

Guitar Picking

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

QR Code

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

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.



Playing Guitar

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