A big congratulations today, as Scotty McCreery has been selected as an inductee for the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame this year.
The Garner native, who is certainly no stranger to performing here in Fayetteville, was among six musicians selected for induction at the October 19, 2023 event at the Mooresville Performing Arts Center.
“Scotty McCreery made history in 2011 when his first album, Clear as Day, debuted at No.1 on the all-genre Billboard Top 200 Albums chart, making him the first country artist and youngest male artist of any musical format to achieve this feat,” a release from the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame said. “He has since established himself as one of today’s top country music entertainers, earning five consecutive No.1 hits, multiple gold and platinum albums and singles, and sold out concerts across the world. In addition to winning American Idol in 2011, McCreery has received an array of ACM, BMI, CMT, NSAI, and Carolina Beach Music Awards and has executive produced two Hallmark holiday movies based on his first No.1 hit song, ‘Five More Minutes.’”
Scotty joins five other musicians this year, who will be enshrined at the museum in Kannapolis. The other inductees this year are:
- Loudon Wainwright III, Chapel Hill – Wainwright is a Grammy award winning singer-songwriter, and acted in films and TV shows;
- Bill Curtis, Fayetteville – The legendary funk disco band leader of “The Fatback Band,” is well known around the world;
- Fetchin Bones, Charlotte – The rock, punk, funk band were legendary live performers, and had several albums on Capital records;
- George Beverly Shea, Montreat – Best known as the musical leader of the Billy Graham Crusades, Shea won a Grammy, and is beloved around the world;
- Betty Davis, Durham – The “Queen of Funk” was a pioneer in her genre, influencing many soul and R&B singers of today.
“The induction ceremony honoring the 2023 class will take place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the Mooresville Performing Arts Center in Mooresville, NC. The ceremony is open to the public and will include appearances by inductees and live performances by Scotty McCreery, Loudon Wainwright III, and Fetchin Bones. More performances to be announced. General reserved tickets are on sale now for $60 and can be purchased at NorthCarolinaMusicHallofFame.org. VIP ticket packages that include reserved seating, a VIP reception, souvenir book and event badge, red carpet walk, and early access seating are on sale for $90.”
Congratulations to Scotty McCreery on this special North Carolina honor.