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Lionel Richie and the Commodores

Funk and soul band the Commodores emerged from the Tuskegee Institute in the late 1960s to become a widely known and popular Motown act.  The ensemble, which included future solo [more]

September 20, 2019

Muscle Shoals Sound Studios

From its establishment in 1969 by the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, also known as the Swampers, until the mid-1980s, the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios in Sheffield, Colbert County, was one [more]

January 2, 2019

Wayne Perkins

Birmingham native, David Wayne Perkins is a Rock and R & B guitarist, singer, songwriter and session musician. As a session musician at Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Perkins backed several [more]

November 27, 2018

Jaybird Coleman

Gainesville native, Burl “Jaybird” Coleman was an influential blues musician. In 1927, he recorded seventeen tracks in Birmingham. In 1930, Jaybird went to Atlanta for two recording sessions as a [more]

October 9, 2018

Louvin Brothers

DeKalb County natives Charlie and Ira Loudermilk, better known as the Louvin Brothers, created some of the most impressive country music of the 1950s. In both their lyrical and musical [more]

October 9, 2018

Hank Williams, Sr.

In terms of importance and influence, few performers in the history of country music can compare with Hank Williams Sr. Revered by fans drawn to the sincerity of his songs, [more]

August 3, 2018

Wilson Pickett

Singer Wilson Pickett was renowned as an energetic and intense performer. The Prattville native gained international fame with such hits as “Land of 1,000 Dances” and “In the Midnight Hour” [more]

August 3, 2018

Adele “Vera” Hall

Adele Hall Ward, best known as Vera Hall is considered by many to be the foremost singer of the blues and African American spirituals. She recorded a large body of [more]

May 28, 2018

Sonny James

Marion County native Sonny James was a country music singer widely known by his nickname, the “Southern Gentleman.” During a 30-year career beginning in 1953, he recorded numerous chart-topping country [more]

May 28, 2018

Arthur Alexander

Florence native, rhythm and blues singer and songwriter Arthur Alexander played a significant role in the development of north Alabama’s Muscle Shoals music recording scene. In 1961, Alexander recorded “You [more]

April 3, 2018