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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

 

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

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 northcarolinamusichalloffame.org 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)
info@northcarolinamusichalloffame.org

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

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