Kannapolis, N.C. – The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame has announced this year’s eight inductees. The Induction Ceremony takes place annually in October. The inductees are as follows:
- The Avett Brothers – folk rock/bluegrass/Americana, from Concord, NC.
- Band of Oz – popular pioneer Beach music band, from Raleigh, NC.
- Chuck Brown (deceased) – funk guitarist known as the “Godfather of Go-go,” from Gaston, NC.
- The Carolina Chocolate Drops – Grammy award winning old time string band, from Durham, NC.
- Percy Heath (deceased) – jazz musician/bassist and member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, born in Wilmington, NC.
- David Holt – Grammy Award winning folk musician & story teller who appears regularly on PBS television, from Asheville, NC.
- Kellie Pickler – country vocalist and American Idol contestant, born in Albemarle, NC.
- Ron Tyson – longtime member of the Temptations, from Monroe, NC.
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