THIS STORY IS PRESENTED IN PART BY DRAKE DENTISTRY
Pat Christie, 2020 inductee into the Carolina Beach Music Awards Hall of Fame, appeared on WIZS Town Talk Monday at 11 a.m.
WIZS Beach Blast host Trey Snide interviewed Christie, who happens to be his father-in-law.
From Durham, NC, Christie started playing the guitar when he was nine-years-old and has been involved with several bands throughout his music career, including The Spring Fever Band, The Fabulous Hot Dog Daddy O’s and The Castaways. The Castaways were inducted as a group into the Beach Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
With COVID canceling plans for an in-person induction ceremony in Myrtle Beach this year, Christie said he and his family listened to the radio-broadcasted induction via the On the Beach With Charlie Brown program last weekend.
Christie, who prepared an acceptance speech for the occasion, was inducted by good friend and well-known beach music vocalist Terri Gore. While he did know that Gore would be inducting him on the radio, Christie’s family surprised him by inviting Gore, “the original ‘Carolina Girl,’” and her husband to attend the watch party.
“I turned around, and there was one of my best friends in the whole wide world, Terri Gore. It was awesome; it just blew me away. Then to hear Terri say the very kind things she said on the radio about my accomplishments, our friendship through the years and beach music was touching. To hear her say the words that she was officially inducting me into the Hall of Fame was one of the greatest moments of my life.”
To hear the interview with Christie in its entirety, go to WIZS.com and click on Town Talk.