Three music legends from NC inducted into Country Music Hall of Fame


Caption:NASHVILLE, TN – MARCH 29: New Inductees Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis and Fred Foster attend the CMA Presentation of The 2016 Country Music Hall Of Fame Inductees Announcement at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on March 29, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Three music legends from North Carolina have been inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame, according to WRAL.

Charlie Daniels, Randy Travis and Fred Foster were recognized with the honor on Tuesday at a ceremony in Nashville, Tenn.

Daniels is being inducted into the “veterans era artist” category, Travis was this year’s “modern era artist” inductee and Foster was chosen for the “non-performer” category.

Daniels was born in Wilmington and has been a big contributor to country, bluegrass and Southern rock music. 1979’s “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” remains his biggest hit.

Travis, 56, was born in the small Union County town of Marshville and has had big country hits since the 1980s including “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “Three Wooden Crosses.” He has been slowly recovering after suffering a life-threatening stroke in 2013.

Foster is a songwriter, record producer and founder of Monument Records. He was born in Rutherford County in 1931.

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