The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is one of the State’s best kept secrets that really must to be shared to be fully appreciated.
It started out as a dream as well as a goal of the Muscle Shoals Music Association, which is a Shoals-area based organization of professional producers.
Its members include musicians, songwriters, recording studio owners, as well as other musical professionals.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame has quite an interesting history, as in 1980, both the Muscle Shoals association along with the State Legislature, with the direction of Senator Bobby Denton, created a board to oversee it.
The mandate they set up was simple and straight-forward: Develop a mandate to honor the people from Alabama who have been great achievers in the world of music.
The mandate included building a facility that would showcase both their talents as well as their accomplishment.
Then, in the year 1987, their dreams started to take shape.
The citizens of Alabama passed a statewide referendum for the construction of phase one of the projects.
Phase one included a 12,500 square foot exhibit hall—named The Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
The Grand Opening ceremonies were held on July, 26, 1990, with more than 35,000 music lovers showing up to enjoy the festivities.
Each year since the Grand Opening, there have been literally thousands of tourists from all over the south, as well as school children, historians, and music fans, tour this wonderful facility.
They come to see, hear, as well as learn about the many contributions our fellow Alabama talented music professionals have made to music.
What makes the Alabama Music Hall of Fame so unique is that their accomplishments are not limited to any one style of music, or one realm of performance,
Instead they span a very wide range of musical genres.
These ranges include sophisticated classical compositions, jazz, light music, as well as gospel songs.
Musicians are placed into the Alabama Music Hall of Fame for not only singing and preforming, but for songwriting, management, as well as publishing.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame Honors Their Music Achievers in three very distinct ways that include the following
There is a “We Believe in Music Walkway” that surrounds the fountain in front of the gorgeous Museum, that is covered with bricks as well as granite stones with the names of the music stars, numerous music fans, as well as companies etched into them.
With this permanent recognition, it allows literally thousands of people to see the brick and stone each and every year that they visit.
In fact, if you visit and enjoy this aspect, there is a 100% tax deductible tax credit donation that you can help to provide.
The prices range from $125.00 to a normal brick size stone up to a $1,000 for a 16’x 8’ Granite Stone.
The general information about the Alabama Music Hall of Fame is as follows.
Adult Admission is 10.00, Seniors and Students 8.00, Children 6.00, 5 & Under Free.
The Hours of the Museum are Tuesday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5: p. m., Saturday 10:00 to 4:00 p.m., and closed on Sunday and Monday.
The directions to the museum are as follows.
It is located at 617 Highway 72 West in Tuscumbia, Alabama, which is located in the Northwest corner of Alabama.
It is centrally located for several southern states and cities as it is only 1 hour from Huntsville, 2 hours from Birmingham, and 2.5 hours from both Nashville as well as Memphis Tennessee.
The inductees into the Alabama Music Hall of fame are reserved for just a select few talented people from this wonderful State who have made exceptional musical contributions.
The first induction was held in 1985, and now occurs every other year, which is followed by a celebratory Induction Banquet.
Up to 6 Alabamians may be inducted during each induction ceremony.
Hear is the complete list of The Alabama Music Hall of Fame Inductees
The Year 1985
The Year 1987
The Year 1989
The Year 1991
The Year 1993
The Year 1995
The Year 1997
The Year 1999
The Year 2001
The Year 2003
The Year 2005
The Year 2008
The Year 2010
The Year 2014
The Year 2016
The Year 2018
The Year 2020
There are several other places of interest for you and your family to visit while at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and they include some of the following
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