FLORENCE – A star-studded evening brought out a wide array of musicians, elected officials and passionate fans for the Alabama Music Hall of Fame Induction Banquet.
Alabama Music Hall of Fame’s first induction was in 1985 and has been every other year with the exception of 2012 when the hall of fame lost its funding that year. Inductees represent categories that include a performing artist or group, music creator, entertainment industry and pioneer.
FLORENCE — The main ballroom of the Marriott Shoals Conference Center was a beehive of activity Thursday in anticipation of this evening’s Alabama Music Hall of Fame induction banquet and show.
Alabama is well known for its country, jazz and soul artists. Very few rock bands have risen to international prominence, however, except for Mobile’s Wet Willie.
FLORENCE — After spending some time in the recording studio with Johnny Sandlin, Dave Schools started to notice a “tell” when the engineer/producer heard a take he liked.
As a working horn section, the Muscle Shoals Horns played on countless hit records and toured with some of the biggest names in the business. They even scored hits of their own.
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FLORENCE -- Organizers of the 2016 Alabama Music Hall of Fame Banquet and Awards show are making a few more seats available for the previously sold out event.