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The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Performance will feature Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. as well as up-and-coming "Chasing Nashville" star Autumn Blair who also is a Calhoun County native.

The show will include 2013 inductees Melvin Goins, Tim O'Brien, Peter Marshall and Wayne Moss as well as Mollie O'Brien, Curtis and Friendly Womack of the Valentinos, opera singer Betsy Bare and Shayla Leftridge.

"We're excited to have Landau and Autumn performing," said Hall of Fame Director Michael Lipton. "In addition to honoring West Virginia musicians who have long-standing careers, the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame's mission is to recognize and encourage up-and-coming musicians.

"After all, not only do they represent the future of West Virginia music, they may be future Hall of Famers."

The induction ceremony will take plact Nov. 16 at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston. The doors are scheduled to open at 7 p.m., and the show will start at 7:30 p.m.

The event will mark the fifth class of inductees, and a video by comedian and McDowell County native Steve Harvey will open the show.

The 2013 inductees are: Melvin and Ray Goins, Marshall, Moss, Tim O'Brien, Ada "Bricktop" Smith, Eleanor Steber and The Swan Silvertones. Murphy will receive the 2013 Spirit Award.

Former major league ballplayer and current ESPN commentator John Kruk will co-host the event along with singer Mollie O'Brien.

Visit www.wvmusichalloffame.com for details.