About us

The state of North Dakota is home to many musicians who have made vast contributions to the state with their uplifting songs and wonderful performances. Thanks to their unwavering determination and overflowing talent, these men and women have made North Dakota proud.

We believe there is no better way to recognize and honor the efforts of these performers by enshrining them into the North Dakota Music Hall of Fame. The Hall seeks to showcase the best the state has to offer when it comes to musicians of different genres. We believe that this is not only a way to preserve the greatness of the past, but it may inspire future generations of North Dakotans to pursue their own paths in music.


North Dakota Music Hall of Fame's mission and vision

– Recognizes and honors individuals, past and present, who have contributed to the advancement of music in North Dakota. – Educates youth about North Dakota’s musical culture and legacy. – Promotes education in the field of music on all levels.

– Promotes education in the field of music on all levels. – Inspires up-and-coming artists and musicians.

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Lynn Anderson

Born September 26, 1947, in Grand Forks, ND, Lynn René Anderson will forever be remembered for the worldwide crossover hit that made her an international star, and the song’s title a global catchphrase, making “(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden” one of the most popular and memorable songs of all time.

Peggy Lee

Peggy Lee, was an American jazz and popular music singer, songwriter, composer, and actress, over a career spanning seven decades. From her beginning as a vocalist on local radio to singing with Benny Goodman's big band, Lee created a sophisticated persona, writing music for films, acting, and music.

Bobby Vee

Robert Thomas Velline (April 30, 1943 – October 24, 2016), known professionally as Bobby Vee, was an American singer who was a teen idol in the early 1960s and also appeared in films.[1] According to Billboard magazine, he had thirty-eight Hot 100 chart hits, ten of which reached the Top 20.[2][3] He had six gold singles in his career

Arnold Christensen

Arnold George Christensen (8 April 1922 – 29 March 1944) was a New Zealand Mustang fighter pilot who was taken prisoner during the Second World War during the Dieppe Raid, he is notable for the part he took in the 'Great Escape' from Stalag Luft III in March 1944 and as one of the men recaptured and subsequently executed by the Gestapo.

Lawrence Welk

Lawrence Welk (March 11, 1903 – May 17, 1992) was an American accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario, who hosted The Lawrence Welk Show from 1951 to 1982. His style came to be known as "champagne music" to his radio, television, and live-performance audiences.

Mitch Malloy

Mitch Malloy (born August 26, 1961) is an American singer,[2] best known as the former lead vocalist for the rock band Great White from 2018 to 2022. He got his first break when he was signed to RCA.