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WV Native Bill Withers Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

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West Virginia native Bill Withers is among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The 76-year-old Raleigh County-native was born in Slab Fork and is best known for several R&B and pop songs in the 1970s and 1980s. Those songs include "Ain't No Sunshine," ''Just the Two of Us," and "Lean on Me."

He's one of 6 of the 15 nominees for the hall's Class of 2015 announced last week that are on the ballot for the first time. Other new nominees include the punk trio Green Day, Sting and the rockers Nine Inch Nails.

The selection of inductees will be determined by some 700 of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's voting members. Results of the voting will be announced in December, with the induction planned for next April in Cleveland.

Withers was inducted into the West Virginia  Music Hall of Fame in 2007.

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