• FAME Studio - Muscle Shoals, Alabama

      Rick Hall first opened Florence Alabama Music Enterprises in 1959. He recorded Country and Rhythm and Blues musicians. He ignored local Jim Crow laws and recorded both Black and white musicians with the same backup band, Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, later called The Swampers, who created The Muscle Shoals Sound. You can tour FAME, which still operates as a working studio. The tour begins in the lobby filled with gold records and album covers of some of FAME's biggest stars, Bobby Gentry, Wilson Pickett, Little Richard, and Greg Allman. A guide takes you into the studio through a door with a sign above it saying, "Through these doors walk the finest musicians, songwriters, artists, and producers in the world."

      If you go:
      Studio is open Monday -Friday 9am- 4pm, Saturday 10am- 3pm. Tours on the hour.


      603 East Avalon Avenue
      Muscle Shoals, Alabama 35661 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Fame Studio
      +1 (256) 381-0801