Born Arthel Lane Watson, Doc Watson was a prolific guitar player and folk musician. This Deep Gap, North Carolina native received seven Grammys. Watson was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammy Awards in 2004.
Durham’s Shirley Caesar, often called “The First Lady of Gospel,” was a life-long friend of Aretha Franklin. The Grammy Award-winning performer first met Franklin as a teenager when they were on tour with Franklin’s father. Caesar performed at Aretha Franklin’s funeral last year.