Eric Church to Be Inducted Into North Carolina Music Hall of Fame
Eric Church will be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame during a special ceremony, set to be held on Oct. 15 at the Gem Theater in Kannapolis, N.C.
The "Like a Wrecking Ball" singer joins seven other inductees who will receive the prestigious honor, including Gerald Alston, lead singer of the Manhattans; Chuck Jackson, singer of "Any Day Now" and "I Don't Want to Cry;" Warren Haynes, Allman Brothers guitarist and Gov't Mule founding member; and the Fantastic Shakers, a Carolina beach music band.
Three musicians will receive their honor posthumously, including Jay Spell, who performed with Ronnie Milsap and Jimmy Buffett; Nappy Brown, a well-known blues and R&B singer; and Rev. F.C. Barnes, a gospel singer-songwriter who wrote "Rough Side of the Mountain."
Other well-known inductees into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame include Clay Aiken, Del Reeves, producer Tony Brown, Stonewall Jackson, Charlie Daniels, Earl Scruggs, Milsap, James Taylor, Doc Watson, Ben Folds and Ben E. King.
The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony is open to the public. VIP and general admission tickets will be available this summer at the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame Museum; more information can be found on the Hall of Fame's website or by calling (704) 934-2320.
Church, a Granite Falls, N.C., native, is nominated for four 2015 ACM Awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year, the latter for his latest record, The Outsiders. He is currently on the road on his 2015 The Outsiders World Tour.
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