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Meet the Alabama city that forever changed the course of American music

When people think of America’s most notable music cities, several Southern cities come to mind. There’s New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz; Memphis, where rock ‘n’ roll got its start; and Nashville, our nation’s country music capital. But there’s one more place that should be added to the list of legendary music towns, and it’s Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Located in North Alabama, the Florence-Muscle Shoals metropolitan area includes Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia, and Sheffield. Together, the four cities make up The Shoals, an area with rich music traditions dating to the 1960s and extending into present day. 

By |January 26, 2022|

North Alabama boasts stunning wedding destinations

With its extraordinary natural beauty, the North Alabama region is the perfect setting for a dreamy wedding. Imagine saying “I do” against the most picturesque of views; sparkling lakes, lush vegetation, soaring mountains. The internationally acclaimed music and food facilities, along with a broad selection of beautiful and historical sites will make the most magical of days for the happy couple!

By |December 21, 2021|

Paul Attaway’s debut novel fit for Alabama football fans and avid mystery readers

Paul Attaway retired from a 30-year career as a small business entrepreneur to pursue his calling as a writer. In his debut novel, "Blood in the Low Country," Paul tells the story of Monty Atkins who attended college at The University of Alabama, and yes, thinks Bear Bryant walks on water. He's a good man who loves God and his wife and kids. But he also loves the Lowcountry, Charleston specifically, golf, baseball, college football and Shrimp ’n Grits.

By |December 9, 2021|

Conde Nast Traveler lists Birmingham as one of their 22 destinations to visit in 2022

Condé Nast Traveler has released their annual list of best places to travel in the upcoming year, and Birmingham tops the list of 22 destinations. Included in the food travel category, Birmingham sits alongside Serbia and Trøndelag County, Norway. Some of the other destinations on the list—broken into categories of Arts & Culture, History, Transportation, Sustainability, and Outdoors & Beach—include Charleston, South Carolina; London; Querétaro, Mexico; The Great Lakes; and Singapore.

By |December 8, 2021|

Give something unforgettable

This holiday season we’ve decided to highlight the incredible places, spaces, events, and happenings that Alabama offers. This gift-guide is uniquely curated to provide thoughtful experiences rather than physical presents! Make those around you feel extra special with a memory they’ll never forget.

By |December 7, 2021|

14 Magical waterfalls to see in Alabama

Fall has arrived in Alabama and while the weather is still enjoyable, there’s nothing better to do than get outside and experience the beautiful, magical waterfalls of North Alabama. With the changing leaves and crisp air, there’s never been a better backdrop for your Instagram worthy photo-ops. The Alabama [...]

By |November 23, 2021|
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