West Virginia’s favorite soul star, Bill Withers, will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The announcement came this morning.
The induction ceremony will be held April 18th, 2015 at the Public Hall in Cleveland, home of the Rock Hall.
It is customary for inductees (if they are still living) to perform at the ceremony. Although Withers does not perform publicly anymore, he told Rolling Stone he is considering a special performance for the hall of fame induction ceremony.
In October, Withers was one of 16 artists and bands to be included in a public ballot to be inducted into the hall. He came in fourth.
(The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame selects its inductees through a ballot process. The artists who receive the most votes are inducted into the hall, with usually five to seven artists added each year. Most of those votes come from members of the music industry, but in recent years, fans have also been allowed to vote.)