Muscle Shoals Music

Hall earns Trustees Award from Recording Academy

December 12, 2013

SANTA MONICA – Rick Hall, founder of FAME Studio and the central figure of the groundbreaking documentary, “MUSCLE SHOALS”, will receive yet another a special salute from the recording industry. It was just announced this morning in Santa Monica that Hall, Jim Marshall and Ennio Morricone will be honored with Recording Academy’s, TRUSTEES AWARD. A special invitation-only […]

Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s “Rockin’ Around The Hall” – EVENT PHOTOS

December 11, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Tuesday evening, The Alabama Music Hall of Fame showcased Holiday music with songs by “Shoals Sisters”, Cindy Walker and Marie Lewey. The artists were joined on stage by Will McFarlane, Mickey Buckins, Chad Burdine, Donnie Carpenter and Mike Walker. The staff of the Hall of Fame worked really hard to make the […]

Cooper Reflects on his friend John Wyker (March 14,1945 – December 8, 2013)

December 9, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – When John Wyker passed away Sunday, it was a shock felt throughout the music community here in town. Wyker, guitar picker, songwriter, producer… a man of many talents. He also had his demons. That was what made him so special to so many folks. His friend of over 40 years, music insider […]

Alabama Music Hall of Fame announces holiday concert

December 8, 2013

TUSCUMBIA – The Alabama Music Hall of Fame, back in business after a new commitment of support from the State of Alabama, is determined to make its new lease-on-life a success. To get things started, the Hall of Fame has just announced plans for a Holiday concert. Here’s what the News Release says: “GET YOUR […]

Rodney Halls explains how the deal went down… The Renaissance of Muscle Shoals Music – VIDEO

December 2, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Quad-Cities Daily Publisher, Steve Wiggins recently caught up with Rodney Hall at the Shoals Marriott to find out more about the events surrounding FAME Studio and the astounding rebirth of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios. Readers will remember that only a couple of weeks ago, plans for the old Muscle Shoals Sound Studios […]

The Muscle Shoals Sound’s heart BEATS stronger than ever… FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio breaking news

November 26, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – It’s been a long time coming… Too long a time for many in the family of Muscle Shoals music. Beats Electronics LLC (Beats), the leading audio brand co-founded by legendary artist and producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, today announced a project in partnership with the Muscle Shoals Music […]

Camp Courage Attendees meet famous music producer Rick Hall

November 18, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – Two promising musicians, blind since birth recently had an opportunity to compare notes with Grammy winner Rick Hall, founder of FAME Studios. Ahbee Orton and Kassidy Gean attended the inaugural session of “CAMP COURAGE”. Camp Courage, a Helen Keller Experience in association with the University of North Alabama, is an intensive, broad-based three-day […]

3614 Jackson Highway – Come for a tour… Stay for a cleanup…

November 4, 2013

SHEFFIELD – Let’s get the elephant in the room taken care of first. The last 30 years have not been kind to 3614 Jackson Highway, the iconic studio built by THE SWAMPERS. Not kind at all. However, the last few months have indeed shown promise. When Rodney Hall and a group of benefactors, who over the past […]

Muscle Shoals Sessions – Candi Staton – VIDEO

November 1, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – When Candi Staton breezed onto the stage at Birmingham’s WorkPlay last week, she felt right at home with the musicians and singers with whom she had worked so many times. It was a muse that was felt throughout the performance hall. Candi is the epitome of Muscle Shoals music, and exemplifies one […]

Donnie and John Paul – Headed into the studio

October 29, 2013

MUSCLE SHOALS – This should be really great. Music legend Donnie Fritts, the “Leaning Man of the Shoals” and member of the Alabama Music hall of Fame, and John Paul White, Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter are teaming up on a new album. In fact they plan to begin their session work this upcoming weekend. Monday […]

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