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Muscle Shoals Travel Guide, Alabama

Muscle Shoals Travel guide, AL US -: Music Capital of the World

Located in Alabama, this musical city of Muscle Shoals is famous for more than one reason. Coined as ‘Niagara’ of the south, this city was used to house nitrate plants to be used by the United States during the First World War. When Henry Ford, in the company of Thomas Edison, planned to establish their manufacturing hubs in the city, its real estate market started growing and people from all parts started flocking to Muscle Shoals.

The city was incorporated on April 23, 1923. Later, Fame Recording Studios also entered the city and in due course of time, Muscle Shoals started flourishing. David Shamrock also stepped in here to expand his business. Together with Sheffield, Florence and Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals is known as Quad City.

Muscle Shoals Travel guide -People

Located northwest of the United States, Muscle Shoals houses around 12,545 people of which 42% are families. The population density is quite high and it touches about 989.5 persons per square mile. As per the last census conducted in 2000, the per capita income of the city was $20,505 and near about 7% of the total population lived below poverty line.

Muscle Shoals Travel guide -Culture

Music runs through the life of this city. It has earned a reputation for recording some of the biggest hit songs since 1960s when Fame Studios first entered the place. Famous singers from the city include Aretha Franklin and Paul Simon. The community has contributed a lot to the popular music during the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. The trend continues even today. Music Shoals can undoubtedly be coined as the unspoiled music capital of the world.

The city is home to many R&B, Rocks and County music celebrities and some of the finest songs continue to be the music legacy of the town. Even Elvis Presley and Faith Hill have also recorded some of their biggest hits in this small town. Just like music is not restricted to a particular community, so is the fact that music has also touched the nearby cities of Florence and Tuscumbia. In fact, Florence is regarded as the ‘Birthplace of Blues.’

Muscle Shoals Travel guide -Transportation and Accommodation

The city of Music Shoals is very well connected. Many famous mini buses operate inside the city while trains connect the city to the adjoining ones. It also flaunts an international airport.

Muscle Shoals has some of the finest restaurants and hotels. The restaurants are very famous for their continental dishes. This will help you in having a comfortable vacation in the musical capital.

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