Muscle Shoals Sound Studio


The Shoals

Where hit records are made

Made up of the cities of Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Florence, “The Shoals” are deeply associated with the roots of American music.

Legendary blues musician W.C. Handy, known as the Father of Blues, was born in Florence and the log cabin where he was raised is now a museum which showcases personal mementos from his life.

The four cities made history as the “Hit Recording Capitol of the World” in the 1960s with musicians like Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones heading to the Shoals to record in studios such as FAME and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio.

Take a tour of one of these iconic studios or step into a local bar such as the Rattlesnake Saloon and experience some of the areas fantastic music live.