Muscle Shoals

Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama is the unlikely breeding ground for some of America&#39s most creative and defiant music. Under the spiritual influence of the &#39Singing River&#39 as Native Americans called it, the music of Muscle Shoals changed the world and sold millions upon millions of copies. At its heart is Rick Hall who founded FAME Studios. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, he brought black and white together in Alabama&#39s cauldron of racial hostility to create music for the generations while giving birth to the &#39Muscle Shoals Sound&#39 and &#39The Swampers&#39. Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Percy Sledge, Gregg Allman, Clarence Carter, Etta James, Alicia Keys, Bono, and others bear witness to Muscle Shoals&#39 magnetism, mystery, and why it remains influential today.
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