- Associated Press - Thursday, March 3, 2016

KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (AP) - The Avett Brothers and country singer Kellie Pickler are among a group of eight performers and groups heading into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame.

The list of new members was announced Wednesday.

Also going into the hall is Chuck Brown, a Gaston native known as the “Godfather of Go-Go” and who produced the hit “Bustin’ Loose” in 1979. Brown died in 2012 at the age of 75.

Another inductee is Ron Tyson, who is from Monroe and is a long-time member of the Temptations.

Raleigh-based beach music performers Band of Oz and Rhiannon Giddens & The Carolina Chocolate Drops are also going into the hall, as is Percy Heath, who played with the Modern Jazz Quartet.

The inductions are scheduled for Oct. 20 in Kannapolis.


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