Arthur Alexander Songwriter’s Award

Named for famed Florence native Arthur Alexander, a country and soul singer/songwriter, the Songwriter’s Award is presented to up to two Alabamians per induction cycle. The award celebrates songwriters who have achieved a high level of success in the past five years. This award was originally open to all music achievers before being dedicated to the scribes behind some of the most popular songs of the last century.

Governor's Achievement Award for Popular Music

This award is presented at the Governor’s discretion to an Alabamian who has exhibited outstanding service in the promotion and preservation of music. The Governor chooses the award winner from three nominees selected by the Board of Directors of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.

America's Music Award

Classical Performance Award

The Classical Performance award recognizes Alabamians who have made great contributions as performers, musicians, conductors and composers of classical music.

Music Industry Award

This industry award is presented to an Alabamian who has achieved outstanding recognition in the music industry.

Distinguished Service Award

The Distinguished Service Award was presented to country quartet Alabama in 1989 to celebrate their contributions to music development in the state of Alabama.

Sam Phillips Innovator’s Award

Jerry Wexler Award

Arthur Alexander Songwriter’s Award

Alabama’s Rising Star Award

Media Award

The Media award is presented to an individual, organization or company with a presence in Alabama print, radio, television, Internet or other form of media who is recognized as advancing the success of the music industry.

America’s Music Award

Studio Musician Award

This award is presented to an Alabamian who has made great contributions to music as a studio recording musician.