Fantasia Barrino, R&B/Pop Vocalist, (2004 American Idol winner) is the only member of this year's inductees of the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame that claims the Triad, more specifically High Point, as her home. The list of those is below and the ceremony will take place Thursday, Oct.16.
Clay Aiken, Pop Vocalist, (2003 American Idol runner-up), Raleigh, NC
Fantasia Barrino, R&B/Pop Vocalist, (2004 American Idol winner), High Point, NC
The Embers, Recording Artists (“Far Away Places, ”I Love Beach Music”) Raleigh, NC
Jimmy Capps, Guitarist, Country/Blue Grass (The Grand Ole Opry), Benson, NC
Link Wray Guiarist, Pop/Rock ( “Rumble” #16 Billboard 1958), Dunn, NC
“Little Eva” Boyd, Pop Vocalist (“The Loco-Motion,” “Let’s Turkey Trot”), Belhaven, NC
Talmadge “Tab” Smith, Jazz/R&B Musician/Vocalist (played with Jimmy Witherspoon and Johnny Otis), Kinston, NC
Lulu Belle & Scotty, Country Musicians/ Vocalists (“The Sweethearts of Country Music” in the 1930s-1940s), Boone & Spruce Pines, NC
The induction ceremony will take place Thursday, October 16th at the historic Gem Theater in Kannapolis. VIP and general admission tickets are on sale online (http://ncmhof.eventbrite.com ) and at the museum at 109 West A Street, Kannapolis. VIP Tickets are $65 each. General admission is $25.