Muscle Shoals, Alabama

FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals (photograph by Carol M. Highsmith)

Largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States.

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Tennessee River

Largest tributary of the Ohio River.

Largest tributary of the Ohio River.

The Tennessee River flowing through the Tennessee River Gorge.
The "Steamboat Bill" Hudson Memorial Bridge in Decatur, Alabama.
Natchez Trace Parkway, crossing the Tennessee River in Cherokee, Alabama
Fish catch near Wilson Dam on the Tennessee River around 1940.
Forks-of-the-River in East Knoxville: the French Broad (left) joins the Holston (right) to form the Tennessee (center)

It travels through the Huntsville and Decatur area before reaching the Muscle Shoals area, and eventually forms a small part of the state's border with Mississippi, before returning to Tennessee.

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport

Former airport logo

Northwest Alabama Regional Airport is a public-use airport located one mile east of Muscle Shoals, in Colbert County, Alabama.

Arminius, a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe who defeated three Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Levi Colbert

Leader and chief of the Chickasaw nation.

Leader and chief of the Chickasaw nation.

Arminius, a chieftain of the Germanic Cherusci tribe who defeated three Roman legions in the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest.

Colbert, known in Chickasaw as Itawamba, was born in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, within what was the Chickasaw Nation, in a tribal settlement along the Tennessee River.

Wilson Dam

Dam spanning the Tennessee River between Lauderdale County and Colbert County in the U.S. state of Alabama.

Dam spanning the Tennessee River between Lauderdale County and Colbert County in the U.S. state of Alabama.

Construction of Wilson Dam taking place around 1919. Jackson Island, seen in the background, is now covered by Lake Wilson.
Wilson Dam construction around 1919.
Wilson Lock and Dam on the Tennessee River at Florence, Alabama
Barge exiting the main lock at Wilson Dam in 1982.
Fish catch downstream of Wilson Dam in 1940.
Wilson Dam Auxiliary Locks in 1982.

Wilson Dam is located at river mile 259.4 of the Tennessee River, spanning the river in a roughly north–south orientation between Florence and Muscle Shoals in northern Alabama.

Shenandoah in July 2008. L-R: Mike Folsom, Stan Munsey, Jimmy Yeary, Jim Seales, Mike McGuire.

Shenandoah (band)

Shenandoah in July 2008. L-R: Mike Folsom, Stan Munsey, Jimmy Yeary, Jim Seales, Mike McGuire.
The original lineup as depicted in Modern Screen's Country Music magazine, August 1994. Top, L-R: Stan Thorn, Marty Raybon, Jim Seales. Bottom: Mike McGuire (left) and Ralph Ezell.
Marty Raybon at CMA Music Festival, June 2010.

Shenandoah is an American country music band founded in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in 1984 by Marty Raybon (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Ralph Ezell (bass guitar, backing vocals), Stan Thorn (keyboards, backing vocals), Jim Seales (lead guitar, backing vocals), and Mike McGuire (drums, background vocals).

Muscle Shoals High School

Muscle Shoals High School is the sole public secondary education institution in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2006, showing a quartet lineup for a rock band (from left to right: bassist, lead vocalist, drummer, and guitarist)

BoomBox (American band)

American rock and electronic duo formed in 2004 by singer-songwriter Zion Godchaux and producer Russ Randolph , both of whom have backgrounds as DJs.

American rock and electronic duo formed in 2004 by singer-songwriter Zion Godchaux and producer Russ Randolph , both of whom have backgrounds as DJs.

Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2006, showing a quartet lineup for a rock band (from left to right: bassist, lead vocalist, drummer, and guitarist)

Originating in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, BoomBox has released numerous studio albums, starting in 2005 with Visions of Backbeat. Their second album, Downriverelectric, was released in June 2010, followed by Filling in the Color (2014) and Bits & Pieces (2016).

Dennis Homan

Dennis Frank Homan (born January 9, 1946 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama) is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for five seasons for the Dallas Cowboys (1968–1970) and the Kansas City Chiefs (1971–1972).

Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2006, showing a quartet lineup for a rock band (from left to right: bassist, lead vocalist, drummer, and guitarist)

Fiddleworms

Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2006, showing a quartet lineup for a rock band (from left to right: bassist, lead vocalist, drummer, and guitarist)

Fiddleworms is an American rock music group from Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

Carr in 2014

Pete Carr

American guitarist.

American guitarist.

Carr in 2014
Carr during his studio years

Also in 1968, Hour Glass recorded songs in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, at Rick Hall's FAME Studios which was known for innovative productions and great sound.