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Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals

#33 of 76 in Historic Sites in Alabama
Historic Site · Tourist Spot
FAME Music was established in 1959 in Florence, Alabama and has gone on to be the heartbeat of the Muscle Shoals Sound with entities including FAME Publishing, FAME Recording Studios, FAME Records and Muscle Shoals Records. FAME moved to Muscle Shoals in 1961. FAME has worked in the studio with some of the Greatest artists in Rock music history. Artists such as Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Otis Redding, the Osmonds, Jerry Reed, Alabama, Mac Davis, the Gatlin Brothers, Bobbie Gentry and many others. More recently FAME has recorded projects for Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Matisyahu, Band of Horses, Drive by Truckers, Bettye Lavette, Cyril Neville and Royal Southern Brotherhood, Michael McDonald, Alison Krauss, Vince Gill, Keb Mo, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Gregg Allman and Jamie Johnson to name a few.

In the last 50 years, FAME has been involved in recording or publishing records that have sold over 350 million copies world wide.

FAME Publishing has had songs cut byTina Turner, Gary Allan, the Beatles, Jet, Elton John, Sara Evans, Ronnie Milsap, BB King, Tim McGraw, the Dixie Chicks, All 4 One, Earl Thomas Conley, Leann Rimes, Huey Lewis and Travis Tritt, Zac Brown Band.
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  • We almost missed the tour bc the website was not up to date with ordering tickets ahead of time. So glad we mentioned our disappointment at the Music Hall of Fame. She suggested we call. Which I did.....  more »
  • It was a great experience being in the same rooms where so many artist recorded their hits. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Our guide had good stories about the Artist and Rick Hall as.....  more »
  • We happened to go on a day when everyone was at a conference in Nashville zo no recording sessions were happening. We had our own private tour by a very knowledgeable intern. Thoroughly enjoyed the stories and facts.
  • So interesting, could just feel the ambiance of the great musicians of the past who recorded here. Very knowledgeable young man who actually works there as an engineer gave us the hour tour. He is as impressed with the history as we were

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