Muscle Shoals

First Listen

Hear Lost Music from the Original Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section

A new album of previously unreleased tracks finally gives the Swampers their due


Remembering a Muscle Shoals Icon

“I wanted to be somebody,” said Rick Hall, the man behind Alabama’s FAME studios. He was, and music lovers are better for it

First Listen

First Listen: The Blind Boys of Alabama

The storied Grammy-winning gospel outfit returns with a new album

First Listen

First Listen: The Secret Sisters’ “Mississippi”

On You Don’t Own Me Anymore, a Muscle Shoals duo hits its stride

The Southern Agenda

Southern Agenda: June/July 2016

Goings-on in the South and beyond


Southern Road Trip: Memphis to Muscle Shoals

Southern music history comes alive on the path between Memphis and Muscle Shoals

11 Slideshow


Dispatch From the Road: Memphis to Mississippi

A road trip through the heart of Southern music


Five Essential Muscle Shoals Albums

Bassist and former owner David Hood reflects on five essential albums that came out of the Muscle Shoals Sound Studios


A New Look at Muscle Shoals

A new film examines the old soul of Muscle Shoals