TUSCUMBIA, Ala. (WHNT) - Nearly 26-years ago the doors of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame were opened to the public.
Through their history, the museum has faced some set-backs. But since they reopened in 2013 things have turned around.
The state of Alabama has a rich history in music. There have been many musicians, writers and producers who have called the state home. They are on proud display in Alabama’s one and only music hall of fame in Tuscumbia.
Many of these men and women had their story told world-wide in a now famous documentary.
“We say the documentary ‘Muscle Shoals’ is a gift that keeps on giving,” stated Dixie Griffin, the museums director. “Because it really did bring a lot of attention to our area and to this part of the state, and it continues to.”
The explosion in interest forced Montgomery law makers to re-evaluate funding for the museum.
Since it’s reopening after a brief closure, thousands of visitors have walked its great hall checking out every piece of memorabilia.
Griffin said they have changed the way they do things to keep interest peaked.
“Our museum is all about the history of the music of Alabama. But, you do want to add things to it and be a little bit creative and think out of the box so we can attract visitors.” explained Griffin.
And tourism officials couldn’t be any more excited about what the museum means to northwest Alabama.
On May 10th, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame will be hosting a Grammy Mixer at the museum. They will be honoring all of the past Grammy winners from across the state, tickets are still available.