13 musicians N.C. Hall of Fame inductees

Sept. 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM
| License Photo

KANNAPOLIS, N.C., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Actor-gospel singer Andy Griffith and bluegrass great Doc Watson are among the newest inductees in the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame, the organization said.

Thirteen performers will be inducted into the hall Oct. 7 in a ceremony at the North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis, The Charlotte Observer reported Wednesday.

Inductees also include recording artist Maurice Williams, country artists Donna Fargo and Arthur Smith, bluegrass musician Curly Seckler, jazz pianist and composer Billy Taylor, country singer George Hamilton IV, and country composer, guitarist and soloist Don Schlitz.

Recording artist and composer Don Gibson, Big Band leader Les Brown and recording artist Oliver, born William Oliver Swofford, will be inducted posthumously, Hall of Fame Chairman Bill Kopald said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Will Smith returns to music with new song after 10-year hiatus
'Doctor Who' spinoff series to start filming this spring in Wales
Rita Ora, Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker dating
Vegan celebs turn up for Peta's 35th anniversary party
George R.R. Martin slashes 'Game of Thrones' movie rumors