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Fame Recording Studios

Museum, Theatre, Interpretive Centre, Museum
Chris Granger

FAME (Florence Alabama Music Enterprises) Publishing was founded in 1959 by Rick Hall, Billy Sherrill and Tom Stafford, and Hall eventually took over as sole owner. In 1970, Hall was nominated for a Grammy in the “Producer of the Year” category and Billboard Magazine named him the World’s Producer of the Year for 1971.

FAME has worked in the studio with some of the greatest artists in Rock music history. Artists include Aretha Franklin, Little Richard, Wilson Pickett, Etta James, Otis Redding, the Osmonds, Jerry Reed, Alabama, Mac Davis, the Gatlin Brothers, Bobbie Gentry and many others.

More recently FAME has recorded projects for The Gregg Allman Band, Third Day, Michael McDonald, Vince Gill, Alison Krauss, Aloe Blacc, Chord Overstreet, Keb Mo, John Paul White, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Matisyahu, Band of Horses, Drive by Truckers, Bettye Lavette, Cyril Neville, the Civil Wars, Anderson East and Jamey Johnson to name a few.

In the last 50 plus years, FAME has been involved in recording or publishing records that have sold over 350 million copies world wide.

FAME Publishing has had songs cut by Tina Turner, Gary Allan, the Beatles, Jet, Elton John, Sara Evans, Ronnie Milsap, BB King, Tim McGraw, Janis Joplin, the Dixie Chicks, All 4 One, Earl Thomas Conley, Leann Rimes, Huey Lewis, Martina McBride, Travis Tritt, Zac Brown Band and many more.

The internationally acclaimed documentary, “Muscle Shoals”, released in 2013, features the studio.

Take a tour of the legendary studio and see where some of the greatest recordings of all time were put on tape.


Tours are given Monday-Friday 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. only and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the hour.(unless recording session is taking place)

Seasons Open

Open year round



13 years and older $10 / 12 years and under $5

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