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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.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Fame Recording Studios by using our Muscle Shoals trip planner.
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.
Fame Recording Studios reviews
We came for the 330pm tour. Check their website for tour times - or call them - as it is a bit unclear on the website. Bottom line is that they are a working recording studio, so they give one tour.... more
We came for the 330pm tour. Check their website for tour times - or call them - as it is a bit unclear on the website. Bottom line is that they are a working recording studio, so they give one tour.... more »
This is a do not miss attraction for any music fan. Fame Recording Studios back stage tour was well worth the extra money. Hearing the stories about the who's who that recorded there and learning...
This is a do not miss attraction for any music fan. Fame Recording Studios back stage tour was well worth the extra money. Hearing the stories about the who's who that recorded there and learning... more »
All those records we have or heard and didn’t realise they were recorded here. You are standing where the great legend’s made music and were the up and coming are still doing it. Well worth going to..... more
All those records we have or heard and didn’t realise they were recorded here. You are standing where the great legend’s made music and were the up and coming are still doing it. Well worth going to..... more »
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.
A group of 6 of us made the trek to Alabama last week for a much anticipated visit to FAME studios. I was awestruck speechless, elated and will be forever amazed by the experience of visiting and touring FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama. I was prepared for a tour of the studio, hearing of its history and viewing memorabilia. However it touched my soul and evoked so much emotion that it brought a few if us to tears. Jackson Hall, Rick Hall’s grandson was the guide for our backstage tour. Jackson has most likely done this tour hundreds of times but you would never know that. He provided information, shared stories about his grandfather, his family and the artist with such enthusiasm that he was able to pull you into the experience that is FAME studios. The entire tour was amazing but the last stop in studio A (which has not changed since they opened in 1960) where we had the privilege of actually listening to recordings made in the studio was like nothing I have ever heard or experienced. If you are thinking about going do it no mater how far you have to travel it will be well worth it. #famestudioswhereitallbegan
Amazing tour. Mrs Hall greeted us, talked to the group and then it was 90 minutes being immersed in music history. Just a beautiful experience.
If you are into music history, then this is a must do for you when you are in Muscle Shoals. Tour was very friendly and enlightening. You can feel the history here. As a studio, I am not a musician but I am an AV professional, and I feel this studio is technically a much better studio then the other famous recording studio in town. Has a great feel to it. Enjoy!
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