TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) – On Friday, a ribbon cutting is set to reopen the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.
After losing funding in the state budget the hall of fame has struggled to stay afloat and actually closed last December.
Hearing an outcry that reached every corner of the state, Governor Bentley appointed two state officials to the hall of fame board.
Bentley also gave the board a $150-thousand grant to hire the staff to get the hall of fame back open to visitors.
“We suddenly realized that we were being way to quiet over here in the northwest part of the state. We needed to make sure that the governor and the people across the state knew how important it was to us,” explained Susann Hamlin, Executive Director of the Colbert County Tourism office.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will open on a schedule of Tuesday through Saturday.
Friday’s ribbon cutting is also running in conjunction with the nationwide release of Muscle Shoals – the music documentary.