Muscle Shoals has got The Swampers

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The Muscle Shoals, Alabama, area is home to more than famous recording studios FLORENCE-LAUDERDALE, ALABAMA – MAY 2015 – The music heritage in Florence, Alabama (part of the Shoals area), has seen a resurgence in the past year with the release of the “Muscle Shoals” documentary. Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, has […]

Famous Places and Faces

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The Muscle Shoals, Alabama, area is home to more than famous recording studios FLORENCE-LAUDERDALE, ALABAMA – MARCH 2015 – In addition to the famous Muscle Shoals Sound, the Florence-Lauderdale area of Alabama, centrally located in the north part of the state, is the birthplace of W.C. Handy (“Father of the Blues”) and Helen Keller (“The […]

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in the Shoals

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Two spectacular championship courses, the Fighting Joe and the Schoolmaster, overlook sparkling Wilson Lake and the Tennessee River. Some of the best public golf on the earth, they are part of the largest golf construction project ever attempted. Play both courses-plus to get the full treatment with a luxurious clubhouse, fine dining, beautifully stocked pro […]

Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian Treasure

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A genuine work of art – from the floors to the furnishings to the faucets – the Frank Lloyd Wright designed Rosenbaum House is one of the purest examples of Wright’s Usonian design. Built in 1939, this significant structure is cypress, glass, and brick and still has original hardware and furnishings designed by Wright. Originally […]

Tom’s Wall

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Since 1988, Tom Hendrix has been building a thick, low, snaky wall out of 8.5 million pounds of individual rocks to honor his Native American great-great-grandmother, Te-la-nay, the only known person banished during the Trail of Tears to have walked back home to North Alabama. A small tribe native to the area of Florence were […]

Famous faces and famous places

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In addition to the Muscle Shoals Sound, this area is the birthplace of W.C. Handy (“Father of the Blues”) and Helen Keller (“The First Lady of Courage”). Both of their homes are open to the public. Handy was born in a humble two-room cabin. The pump where Helen Keller said her first words still stands […]

Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers

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The music heritage in Florence, Alabama (part of the Shoals area) has seen a resurgence in the past year with the release of the “Muscle Shoals” documentary. Located alongside the Tennessee River, Muscle Shoals, Alabama has helped create some of the most important and resonant songs of all time. Overcoming crushing poverty and staggering tragedies, […]