Our Music Heritage

For a short history of the Muscle Shoals music tradition, go to http://www.visitflorenceal.com/music/

From the ancient flutes of the area’s earliest inhabitants to the state-of-the-art studios of the modern recording industry, the world-renowned “Muscle Shoals sound” has left an indelible impression on the development of American music... To find out more about our history of music and our present current music presence in the community please visit the following links:


Colbert County Tourism Music Heritage

Florence-Lauderdale "Close enough to get away from it all" Video (Vimeo)

Florence-Lauderdale "Close enough to get away from it all" Video (YouTube)

WC Handy Music Festival

Muscle Shoals Music Association

Alabama Music Hall of Fame

FAME Studios

The Nutthouse Recording Studio


3614 Jackson Hwy, Recording Studios


Department of Entertainment Industry at UNA


Gary Baker's Recording Studio

Cypress Moon Studio