2014 Inductees


On Thursday, October 16, 2014 the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame’s 2014 Induction Ceremony will be held at the historic Gem Theatre in Kannapolis, NC at 7:15pm. Event is open to the public and tickets are available for purchase now. Inductions at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame are held annually to honor and commemorate those who have made significant contributions to American music. The 2014 Inductions Ceremony will be a historical, entertaining, and educational evening honoring some of North Carolina’s most outstanding music makers (entertainment provided by NC Music Hall of Fame inductees.) Tickets for this year’s event are also available for purchase at the NC Music Hall of Fame Museum.


Gem Theatre

111 W. First Street

Kannapolis, NC 28081

Restaurant Forty Six

101 West Avenue

Kannapolis, NC 28081




There will be a VIP Cocktail Reception to “Meet & Greet” the inductees at the fashionable Restaurant Forty Six, which is next door to the Gem Theatre, from 6:00pm until 7:00pm. Following the VIP Reception, the guests and inductees will walk the red carpet to the theatre for the Induction Program. Theater doors open 6:30pm, Induction program begins 7:15pm.


Theater doors open at 6:30pm. General seating is first come first served. Concessions will be available. Induction Ceremony program begins 7:15pm.


A block of rooms have been reserved for October 15, 2014 – October 17, 2014 at Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis. The special discounted room rate will be available to all Induction Ceremony attendees. Ask for the NC Music Hall of Fame group rate when booking.

 Hampton Inn Concord/Kannapolis

 612 Dickens Place NE
Concord, North Carolina
USA 28025
(704) 793-9700

 Click here for reservations: Hampton Inn


2014 Inductees

Clay Aiken
Pop Vocalist and 2003 American Idol runner-up, born in Raleigh, NC.
Fantasia Barrino
R&B/Pop Vocalist and 2004 American Idol winner, born in High Point, NC.
Jimmy Capps
Country guitarist, who has played on numerous hit records, TV shows, and has played on the Grand Ole Opry since 1958. Born in Fayetteville, NC raised in Benson, NC.
The Embers
Beach Music Recording Artists known for their top hits ,”I Love Beach Music” & “Far Away Places. Band formed in 1958 in Raleigh, NC.
“Little Eva”
Pop vocalist known for “The Loco-motion” & “The Turkey Trot”. Born in Belhaven, NC.
Lulu Belle & Scotty
Country Musicians & Vocalists known as “The Sweethearts of Country Music” in the 1930’s-1940’s. Lulu Belle born in Boone & Scotty born in Spruce Pine, NC.
 Talmadge “Tab” Smith
Jazz/R&B Musician & Vocalist who played with Jimmy Witherspoon and Johnny Otis. Born in Kinston, NC
Link Wray
Rock n’ Roll guitarist and inventor of the power chord. Known for his instrumental hit “Rumble”. Born in Dunn, NC.