West Virginia Music Hall of Fame prepares for newest inductees

    The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is preparing for its newest inductees. (Courtesy: Michael Lipton, West Virginia Music Hall of Fame)<p>{/p}

    This weekend some stars are headed back to West Virginia for the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame's seventh induction ceremony.

    Six musicians are being inducted this year: Hasil Adkins, Frank Hutchison, Ann Magnuson, The Morris Brothers, Fred “Sonic” Smith and Michael W. Smith.

    Hall of fame directors said this year has the most diverse group of musicians being inducted.

    With this class, the hall of fame now has 52 members.

    Directors said the hall of fame does outreach and education in schools showing kids that they can have a future in music.

    "The message we're really trying to get across to kids is, you can do any of this stuff. You've got to believe in yourself. Don't let someone tell you you can't do it or you shouldn't do it, if you have the talent and the drive, go for it,” said Michael Lipton, director of the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.

    The living inductees will be performing at the ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston.

    Doors open at 7 p.m.

    The show will also be broadcast on West Virginia Public Television.

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