Stable and sound, AL Music Hall of Fame enjoys resurgence

Published: Jul. 28, 2015 at 9:11 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2015 at 9:27 PM CDT
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TUSCUMBIA, AL (WAFF) - The Alabama Music Hall of Fame has seen its share of turmoil in recent years.

State budget cuts even forced the doors to close for a 9-month period back in 2013.

Nearly two years later, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame is back in business and showing no signs of slowing down.

"We have been so excited and so happy with the response we've had in our community and all over," said manager Dixie Griffin.

The 12,500 square-foot music hall is home to some of Alabama's most iconic music memorabilia,  and with the release of the "Muscle Shoals" documentary, it's become a must-see stop on the music tour in the Shoals.

"We have visitors, close to 100, several days a week, and our numbers just continue to grow," Griffin said.

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These visitors come from all over the world, Griffin explained, helping to stimulate a once dying museum, bringing it back to life and keeping it financially afloat.

"We're definitely on our way out of the hole this year because of the numbers and our monies," said Griffin. "We're looking great."

Griffin said the hall's location in Tuscumbia helps to feed a music lover's appetite.

"We sit at the doorstep where all the music and the recordings have taken place.," she said.

The staff is busy working on the induction banquet, which is set for February at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center.

They say it's the Hall of Fame's biggest fundraiser.

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