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Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals

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#34 of 78 in Historic Sites in Alabama
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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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  • Really enjoyed the tour through this iconic recording studio that’s still in use. Tour guides are personable and knowledgeable. I’m not sure the backstage tour was worth an additional $15, but I... 
    Really enjoyed the tour through this iconic recording studio that’s still in use. Tour guides are personable and knowledgeable. I’m not sure the backstage tour was worth an additional $15, but I...  more »
  • The behind the scenes tour was a bit boring. First, if you have a problem with stairs, it's not for you. Also, if you are expecting any rock and roll or hillbilly rock and roll, you won't see it... 
    The behind the scenes tour was a bit boring. First, if you have a problem with stairs, it's not for you. Also, if you are expecting any rock and roll or hillbilly rock and roll, you won't see it...  more »
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  • For anyone who has a love and appreciation of music, especially from the 1960s and and 1970s, FAME Studios is a must see even if it means traveling extraordinary miles to get there. This is the place where the sound of soul, funk, and southern rock was born. And just as amazing are the people who safeguard, preserve, and share this treasure. It’s highly recommended to spend a little more for the backstage experience. Many thanks to the wonderful staff including Rick Hall’s grandson who shared many wonderful personal memories during our tour.
  • We had wanted to visit here since watching the documentary about Muscle Shoals on Netflix. We travelled to Muscle Shoals from South Carolina in our RV. The tour didn't disappoint! It was exciting to be standing in the same place where so much amazing music had been recorded. Highly recommend a visit here.

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