FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) – Hundreds of music fans gathered to celebrate Alabama music. This year, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame held its induction banquet in the Shoals. This is the first time it’s been held in the birthplace of Alabama music.
“This is important to the Shoals area. So many albums and so many records were produced here. It is just a very important part of Alabama. We wanted it to stay in the Shoals area, and obviously all the people wanted it also,” said Governor Bentley.
Candi Station, Spooner Oldham, Dan Penn, Charlie Monk, Sun Ra and Hank Lockin were the six inductees to be inducted. Six individuals that made Alabama’s music known worldwide.
“I’m an Alabama boy from the south Alabama cotton patch. It’s a good feeling to think the people of your home state might have thought that you do something significant, when you thought that quite sure you weren’t ever going to do that as a young man growing up in the state,” said Monk.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame has had an induction banquet every four years since 1985.