Pastor Luther Barnes is among seven artists to be inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame for 2018.
Barnes is an award-winning songwriter, producer, and singer whose discography includes projects with the Red Budd Gospel Choir, the Sunset Jubilaires, and the Restoration Worship Center Choir. His father Bishop F.C. Barnes, of “Rough Side of the Mountain” fame, was inducted posthumously into the NC Music Hall of Fame in 2015.
The induction ceremony is set for October 18, 2018, at GEM Theatre in Kannapolis, NC. Other 2018 inductees are pianist, composer, and media personality, John Tesh; singer and musician, Chris Daughtry; record exec, Dolphus Ramseur; R&B/soul singer-songwriter and producer, Chris Richardson; GMA Gospel Music Hall of Famers, The Hoppers; and blues guitarist, Blind Boy Fuller.