North Carolina Music Hall of Fame announces 2016 nominees

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame announced their eight inductees for 2016 today.

This year’s nominees include:

The Avett Brothers – folk rock/bluegrass/Americana, from Concord

Band of Oz – popular pioneer beach music band, from Raleigh.

Chuck Brown – deceased funk guitarist known as the “Godfather of Go-go”, from Gaston.

Rhiannon Giddens & The Carolina Chocolate Drops – Grammy Award winning old time string band, from Greensboro and Durham.

Percy Heath – deceased jazz musician/bassist and member of the Modern Jazz Quartet, born in Wilmington.

David Holt – Grammy Award winning folk musician and story teller who appears regularly on PBS, from Asheville.

Kellie Pickler – country vocalist and American Idol contestant, born in Albermarle.

Ron Tyson – longtime member of the Temptations



The induction ceremony will be held in Kannapolis, NC on Thursday, October 20, 2016. For more information on the events and ticket sales, head to their website.

Nominee, The Avett Brothers, are set to perform at the Azalea Festival this spring.

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