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Eight original inductees

Eight original inductees
Memorabilia from the eight original inductees into the N.C. Music Hall of Fame will be on display at the new museum in Kannapolis this summer. They are:
– Bandleader Kay Kyser, born in Rocky Mount
– Country singer Charlie Daniels, born in Wilmington
– Billy Scott of Billy Scott and the Georgia Prophets, based in Charlotte
– Beach band Chairmen of the Board, based in Charlotte
– Opera singer Victoria Livengood of Thomasville
– Jazz pianist and composer Loonis McGlohon, born in Ayden
– Music promoter Bill Griffin of Greensboro
– Country music singer Ronnie Milsap, born in Robbinsville
Others with N.C. roots
Here’s a sampling of the hundreds of successful people in the music industry with roots in North Carolina. These are potential inductees for the N.C. Music Hall of Fame in Kannapolis:
James Taylor
George Clinton
Roberta Flack
Kate Smith
Thelonius Monk
Randy Travis
The Connells
Eddie Ray
Ben Folds Five
Tori Amos
Andy Griffith
The Kingsmen
Dizzy Gillespie
Dave Matthews Band
Shirley Caesar

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