"MUSCLE SHOALS…SMALL TOWN, BIG SOUND" AVAILABLE TODAY!

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Steven Tyler, Chris Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson and More Reimagine Muscle Shoals Classics

New York, NY (September 28, 2018)– Uniting generations of icons, Muscle Shoals…Small Town, Big Soundspotlights the quietly influential and legendary sound of Muscle Shoals, Alabama. The star-studded and definitive homage album is available today at all digital retailers via The Muscle Shoals Music Group / Dreamlined Entertainment / BMG with the physical available October 26th. The project is being released just in time to celebrate the 60thanniversary of FAME Studios, the birthplace of the ‘Muscle Shoals Sound,’ and is available for purchase here: http://smarturl.it/MuscleShoalsTribute

This once-in-a-lifetime collection unites eras of GRAMMY®Award-winning, multiplatinum superstars on one album for the first time. Powerhouse performers such as Steven TylerChris StapletonAlison Krauss, Alan Jackson, and many others breathe new life into seminal classics by The Rolling StonesBob DylanEtta James, and more originally birthed in Muscle Shoals throughout the fifties, sixties, and seventies. In order to re-cut these gems, most of the artists made the trek to FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals to record alongside the legendary homegrown musicians, channeling the “Muscle Shoals Sound.

The New York Timesaffirms Muscle Shoals “helped forge the sound of Southern soul” while

American Songwriterclaims the album is a, “…heartfelt set that might get a few more folks interested in the Muscle Shoals sound who were previously unaware of how rich and varied it was.” 

Producer, publisher, and co-owner of FAME Studios Rodney Hall executive produced, and curated Muscle Shoals…Small Town, Big Soundalongside GRAMMY®, ACM, and CMA Award-winning producer and Dreamlined Entertainment Founder Keith Stegall. Rodney’s late father Rick Hall remains renowned as “The Father of the Muscle Shoals Sound,” and some of his final productions grace the record. 

Dedicated to Rick Hall’s memory, a portion of the proceeds benefit the GRAMMY®Foundation as well as the Muscle Shoals Music Association and The Muscle Shoals Music Foundation—both are 501 (c)3s that promote the area’s musical history.

 

TRACKLISTING 

1.  The Road Of Love - Keb’ Mo’

2.  I’d Rather Go Blind - Grace Potter

3.  Brown Sugar - Steven Tyler & Nuno Bettencourt

4.  Gotta Serve Somebody - Jamey Johnson, Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton & Lee Ann Womack

5.  Steal Away - Eli “Paperboy” Reed

6.  Snatching It Back - Kid Rock

7.  I’ll Take You There - Aloe Blacc

8.  Cry Like A Rainy Day - Michael McDonald

9.  True Love - Vince Gill & Wendy Moten

10.  Come And Go Blues - Alison Krauss

11.  Respect Yourself - Mike Farris with The Blind Boys of Alabama

12.  Wild Horses - Alan Jackson

13.  Mustang Sally - Brently Stephen Smith of Shinedown

14.  We’ve Got Tonight - Chord Overstreet

15.  Giving It Up For Your Love - Tom Johnston & Delbert McClinton

16.  I Ain’t Easy To Love - Candi Staton with Jason Isbell & John Paul White

 

 

For Press Inquiries:

Lauren Ceradini

lceradini@smithandcompany.com

 

Connor Hunt

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