2018 AMHOF Inductees
January 02, 2018 at 10:07 AM
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame board of directors announced today that the 2018 inductees will
include long-time Coral Reefer band member and award-winning musician/songwriter Mac
McAnally as well as Walt Aldridge who has written or co-written 56 top 40 songs on the Billboard
country charts. Other inductees are Civil Rights champion and renowned folk singer Odetta
Holmes and legendary guitarist and songwriter Eddie Hinton who wrote many Muscle Shoals
classics including “Cover Me” for Percy Sledge and “Breakfast in Bed” for Dusty Springfield.
The inductees will be honored at the AMHOF induction banquet and awards show scheduled for
Saturday, February 3, at the Marriott Shoals Conference Center in Florence.
Rolling Stones keyboardist and 2016 inductee Chuck Leavell will perform at the event as well as
McAnally, Aldridge, Jamey Johnson and Taylor Hicks. The stage band will be the Muscle Shoals
“Each one of these well-deserving inductees has brought international acclaim to our state.” said
AMHOF Executive Director Dixie Connell. “The banquet celebrates everything that is great about
Alabama’s rich and diverse music heritage. Several of Alabama’s music business celebrities
stepped up to support the 2018 show and we appreciate that so much.”
The AMHOF banquet is held every two years. This will be the third time that the banquet has
been held in Florence. “First and foremost, the purpose of the banquet is to honor our state’s
music achievers,” said AMHOF board member Judy Hood. “But this is also our major fundraiser.
The money raised supports the operations of the museum and also allows us to offer low-cost
programs to the community throughout the year.”
Hood said that corporate support for the last two banquets has been strong and tables sold out
quickly. “This world-class slate of celebrity performers sets the stage for another swift sellout.”
The conference center ballroom will hold a maximum of 62 tables. The event will be videotaped
by Alabama Public Television and will be aired in the spring of 2018.
For information or to purchase a table, call AMHOF at 256-381-4417.