CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Music Hall of Fame's 2013 inductees include Mercer County brothers and bluegrass musicians Melvin and Ray Goins, popular game show host and singer Peter Marshall and South Charleston bassist, guitarist and songwriter Wayne Moss.
They and other musicians will be inducted Nov. 16 at the state Culture Center.
Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. will receive the 2013 Spirit Award.
"The class of 2013 inductees continues the Hall of Fame's mission to recognize outstanding artists who were born or raised in the Mountain State," hall of fame director Michael Lipton said in a press release. "The fifth class honors seven more unique West Virginia artists who have made lasting contributions to American music."
Melvin Goins and the late Ray Goins. The brothers hold a significant place in the history of bluegrass music. Separately and together, they played in the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, the Stanley Brothers, the Shenandoah Playboys and the Goins Brothers Band. From the early 1950s, they were involved in radio and television.
Peter Marshall. The Wheeling native, whose given name is Pierre LaCock, is best known for hosting "The Hollywood Squares," though he also is an actor and singer who has appeared in numerous musical plays. He continues to perform concerts.
Wayne Moss. The South Charleston native is a session artist who has performed for hundreds of country and rock artists. He was a member of the house band for "Hee Haw" for 15 years and played on Bob Dylan records including "Blond on Blond."
Tim O'Brien. The Wheeling native is a Grammy Award-winning bluegrass, country and folk artist also known for his production skills. He has recorded solo with his group the O'Boys, with his sister, Mollie, and with Darrel Scott and his songs have been recorded by Kathy Mattea.
The late Ada "Bricktop" Smith. The Alderson native, who died in 1984, was a dancer and vaudeville performer who owned the Paris nightclub Chez Bricktop. After working as a chorus girl in Chicago and Harlem, she moved to Paris in 1924.
The late Eleanor Steber. The Wheeling native, who died in 1990, is considered one of the most important U.S. sopranos of the 20th century. She is most famous for her creation of the title role in Samuel Barber's "Vanessa."
The deceased members of The Swan Silvertone. The McDowell County group was considered one of the greatest gospel quartets of the 1950s and '60s. Originally called The Four Harmony Kings, the group was founded in 1938 by Claude Jeter, an Alabama native who moved to McDowell County to work in the coal mines.
For information on the upcoming induction ceremony, including how to get tickets, volunteer or become a sponsor, visit www.wvmusichalloffame.com.