Roots of American Music Trail
See the studios, attractions, and historical sites that helped make music history happen.
Hit the Roots of American Music Trail to explore the famous recording studios, venues, and historical sites where American music was born.
Famous Alabama Music Studios
The trail covers top recording studios from Florence to Muscle Shoals, and Sheffield, AL. Visit the American Music Trail website to learn about the history of long-shuttered studios and which music studios you can still visit and even tour today.
Music History Attractions
Use the trail as a guide to the top music attractions in the area. Find out about top venues for catching a live performance and plan a music-themed tour of the area. From the Alabama Music Hall of Fame to the W.C. Handy Birthplace, Museum and Library, discover sites and exhibits focusing on artists like the Delmore Brothers, Tammy Wynette, and more.
Learn more about the history of music in our area and the top highlights and attractions for your trip on the Roots of American Music Trail website.
The Shoals is known for its live music. You never know what well-known musician might make an...
See where history was recorded. Tour the music studios that made a musical legend of Muscle Shoals.
Cities & Towns
Discover the cities and towns throughout Florence and The Shoals.
Plan your visit around one of our top annual events, festivals, or holiday celebrations. See what’s...