Anthony Hamilton, Steep Canyon Rangers, and more inducted into NC Music Hall of Fame

By CLTure News

July 6, 2017

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame announced their 2017 inductees today. This year’s seven inductees include: Anthony Hamilton (Charlotte), Bucky Covington (Rockingham), Etta Baker (Morganton), Jim Lauderdale (Troutman), Richard Lewis Spencer (Wadesboro), The Sensational Nightingales (Durham), and The Steep Canyon Rangers (Brevard).

Held annually as the Hall of Fame’s main event of the year to honor the legacy of North Carolina’s best musicians, the ceremony will take place on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at the Kannapolis Performing Arts Center in Kannapolis, NC. 

More about the 2017 inductees: 

Anthony Hamilton – Grammy Award Winning R&B singer, songwriter, and record producer.

The Steep Canyon Rangers – Grammy Award winning bluegrass band that often appears with comedian and accomplished banjo player Steve Martin.

Jim Lauderdale – A multi-Grammy Award Winning country, bluegrass, and Americana singer/songwriter.

Etta Baker – (deceased) Legendary Piedmont blues guitarist and singer. Etta received the NC Folk Heritage Award, National Heritage Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts, and the NC Award.

Richard Lewis Spencer – Renown sax player, best known for his work with Curtis Mayfield, The Impressions, and the Winston’s.

The Sensational Nightingales – A traditional black gospel quartet that reached its peak of popularity in the 1950’s. The Nightingales, with several changes of membership, continue to tour and record today.

Bucky Covington – Country music singer who placed eighth on the 5th season of the Fox Network’s American Idol series.

Learn more about the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

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