Kannapolis, N.C. — The 2015 inductee class for the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum was announced Thursday.
The induction ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 15 at the historic Gem Theater in Kannapolis. This event is open to the public. VIP and general admission tickets go on sale this summer at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum.
Here's a look at the honorees:
- Gerald Alston – Lead singer of the popular R&B/POP group the “Manhattans” – Henderson, NC.
- Eric Church - Country Rock Musician/Singer - this year’s Country Music Hall of Fame nominee – Granite Falls, NC
- Chuck Jackson - R&B/POP singer of the huge, national top selling hit recordings, “Any Day Now” & “I Don’t Want To Cry” – Winston Salem, NC.
- Warren Haynes - Southern Rock guitarist/singer with the “Allman Bros. Band” & founder/member of the “Gov’t Mule Band”- Asheville, NC
- The Fantastic Shakers - A popular, pioneer Carolina Beach Music Band - Lincolnton, NC.
- Jay Spell (deceased) – Musician/Arranger - Performed with Hall of Fame artists Ronnie Milsap, Jimmy Buffett and others - Spivey Corners, NC.
- Nappy Brown (deceased) –Popular Blues/R&B singer during the late 1940’s and the early 1950’s – Charlotte, NC.
- The Rev. F.C. Barnes (deceased) - Gospel Singer/ Songwriter of a national hit gospel song “Rough Side of The Mountain” – Rocky Mount, NC.