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FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Studios is located at 603 East Avalon Avenue in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. On December 15, 1997, it was added to the Alabama Register of Landmarks and Heritage.
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At the heart of the Muscle Shoals sound is Rick Hall, who founded FAME Studios. A musician himself, who overcame crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, Hall brought black and white musicians together...
According to Rick Hall, one of the reasons for FAME's success at a time of stiff competition from studios in other cities was that he overlooked the issue of race, a perspective he called "colorblind".
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Etta James recorded her hit "I'd Rather Go Blind" at FAME Studios in 1967.
Since the incorporation of Muscle Shoals in 1923, this city has become known as the fastest growing city in northwest Alabama with a population of over 13 thousand...

Some places retain a quiet magic. This magic doesn’t announce itself, but you do feel it nonetheless. It’s in the air and among the denizens as if they’re keeping a secret they can’t wait to share—but hold onto tightly nonetheless. You can count Muscle Shoals, Alabama among those mythical places...

With little more than 13,000 residents, it’s located 678 miles from the Motown of Detroit and just under 1,000 miles from New York City. However, this cozy community built on 16 square miles of damned-up swamp land unassumingly served as the fertile creative ground for seminal smashes by everyone from The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan to Etta James and Aretha Franklin. You might know the words to every song by heart, but you only knew the place by studying the liner notes of dusty old vinyl’s from the 60s, during which the south was at the height of the Civil Rights movement. Under the shadow of Jim Crow and the KKK, this creative bastion made a stand for equality by uniting African American and Caucasian musicians in the studio on these immortal records.


  • Keb' Mo' - The Road of Love
  • Grace Potter - I'd Rather Go Blind
  • Steven Tyler & Nuno Bettencourt - Brown Sugar
  • Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack - Gotta Serve Somebody
  • Eli "Paperboy" Reed - Steal Away
  • Kid Rock - Snatching it Back
  • Aloe Blacc - I'll Take You There
  • Michael McDonald - Cry Like A Rainy Day
  • Vince Gill & Wendy Moten - True Love
  • Alison Krauss - Come and Go Blues
  • Mike Farris & The Blind Boys of Alabama - Respect Yourself
  • Alan Jackson - Wild Horses
  • Brent Smith - Mustang Sally
  • Chord Overstreet - We've Got Tonight
  • Tom Johnston & Delbert McClinton - Givin' It Up For Your Love
  • Candi Staton, John Paul White & Jason Isbell - I Ain't Easy To Love