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A Shoals Businessman Donates $100,000 To The Alabama Music Hall Of Fame

It's a place rich in music history; a museum honoring Alabama's finest musicians. Now, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame's future looks even brighter.

During an afternoon news conference, Charlie Anderson presented a $100,000 check with one goal in mind.

"We have a vested interest in this museum and more importantly, Alabama's musical heritage," says Charlie Anderson, chairman of Country Music Association.

Since opening in the early 1990's, tourists from across the country visit the museum each year. Director David Johnson says the money will help the Hall of Fame get back on its feet.

"It makes it a lot easier for us to get through the year without having to struggle," says David Johnson.

Budget cuts have hit the Music Hall of Fame hard. They've lost 70% of state funding. The current appropriation of  $100,000 runs out in October  but Johnson isn't worried. With the help of generous hearts like Anderson's, he's determined to keep the museum open for years to come.

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame will continue to hold fundraisers and concerts to raise money for the museum. 


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