For Immediate Release

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame announces this year’s induction ceremony will be open to the public. It will be held Thursday, October 7, 2010 in the David H. Murdock Core Laboratory Building in Kannapolis, NC.  The evening will include a reception with the inductees, dinner and induction ceremony with a variety of entertainment.

Most of the inductees and/or their families will attend. Several artists are expected to perform. Tickets are available on the Hall of Fame web site or by calling the museum at (704) 934-2320. The museum is open daily from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and weekends by appointment/reservation.

Media note: if you plan to attend the ceremony, please call Eddie Ray at the museum. All of his information is below.

This year’s inductees include:

Performing Artists

Maurice Williams, Recording artist, Charlotte
Andy Griffith, Gospel recording artist/actor/writer, Mt. Airy/Wilmington
Donna Fargo, Country recording artist/composer Mt. Airy
Arthur Smith, Country composer/performer/producer, Charlotte
George Hamilton IV, Country recording artist, Winston-Salem
Doc Watson, Country/Bluegrass vocalist/musician, Deep Gap/N. Wilkesboro
Curly Seckler, Bluegrass Bluegrass vocalist/musician, China Grove
Dr. Billy Taylor, jazz pianist/composer/educator Greenville
Shirley Caesar, Gospel recording artist, Durham

Performing Artist (Deceased)

Don Gibson, Country recording artist/composer, Shelby
Les Brown, Big Band leader, Durham
Oliver, (William Oliver Swofford), Recording artist, N. Wilkesboro

Non-Performing Artists

Don Schlitz, Composer/guitarist/soloist, Durham

For more information contact:

Eddie Ray
Operations Director/Vice Chair
704-934-2320 (Museum)
703-346-6241 (Mobil)

Bill Kopald
(336) 299-2520 (Office)
(336) 337-2521 (Mobile)