Unforgettable Music

Alabama’s rich, historic music scene has shaped the soundtrack of American music. Southern inspiration from the Shoals to the Gulf Coast has given rise to many talented musicians in a variety of genres: soul, jazz, rock ‘n roll, country and blues. Many legends have been made here. Award-winning music can be found across the state with southern influence seeping into each melody. Tour hit-making studios, the birthplaces of numerous artists and museums dedicated to the preservation of the state’s musical legacy. Don’t believe us? Listen for yourself. You'll hear greats like W.C. Handy; Hank Williams, Sr.; Jason Isbell; Brittany Howard and many, many more.

Sounds of Alabama

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Alabama Music Hall of Fame

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Muscle Shoals Sound Studio

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FAME Recording Studio

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W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library

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Alabama Fan Club and Museum

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Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame

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Hank Williams, Sr. Boyhood Home & Museum

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To celebrate the rich history of Alabama music – one solidly intertwined with the history of American music as a whole – we created the Alabama Jammer, a one-of-a-kind guitar made by Gibson's Custom Shop. Over the years, we've put the Alabama Jammer into the hands of many great musicians as they’ve performed in venues across the state.

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