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Montgomery Welcomes Alabama Music Hall of Fame

It was a star studded night in the city of Montgomery. On Friday night, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame inducted 5 new members to the group's brightest star list.

The event was one of the first to bring new life to downtown Montgomery in the new Convention Center. The city hopes the event will put Montgomery back on the entertainment map.

The event brought several well known musicians like Percy Sledge, Taylor Hicks, and Montgomery's own Beth Nielsen Chapman and Tommy Shaw back to the capital city.

Dawn Hathcock of the Montgomery Chamber of Commerce says, "This is something we've been waiting on for a long time. And now that we have the facility, we are very excited to have them as one of the first events." The black tie event was packed.

Tommy Shaw was one of those added to the Hall of Fame. He says, "I used to live up the street. I could walk to my old house from here, but there is a lot of miles between there and here."

Beth Nielsen Chapman says she was home in Montgomery during the holidays, and says she didn't make it downtown. Chapman said she "had no idea what she was walking in to."

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame takes place every other year.  Sources tell WSFA 12 News that the Hall of Fame actually postponed last year's event so they could hold their event this year in downtown Montgomery.

Tables for the event went for as high as $15,000. All of the money goes to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

 

 

 

 

 

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