Presenting Muscle Shoals to Main Street 2023

Nov 06, 2023 at 11:35 am by RMGadmin

Please join us for the 2nd Annual Muscle Shoals to Main Street for an evening of legendary entertainment. Award-winning songwriters and performers will be traveling from Muscle Shoals to Main Street, at the historic Franklin Theatre, for a night of music, memories and stories.
Muscle Shoals, Alabama, holds a pivotal place in American music history, with its distinct “Muscle Shoals Sound” influencing soul, R&B and rock. FAME Studios, founded by Rick Hall, and Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, formed by the Swampers, produced iconic hits by artists like Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones and Lynyrd Skynyrd. The area’s music legacy, renowned for its rich sound, continues to inspire and remains a testament to the profound impact of a small Southern town on the world of music. The songwriters lineup for this year’s event includes Chris Tompkins, Mark Narmore and Walt Aldridge. These talented artists have been an integral part of the impact that Muscle Shoals has brought to the music industry.

The Songwriters


Carrie Underwood | Keith Urban | Tim McGraw | Blake Shelton 

Kenny Chesney | Reba | Alabama | Josh Turner | Jason Aldean
Jimmy Buffett | Ronnie Milsap | Florida Georgia Line
Travis Tritt | John Michael Montgomery | Conway Twitty
Shenandoah | Blackhawk | and more

Chris Tompkins has co-written songs for pop, rock and country artists Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Nickelback and has written charting singles for artists such as Kenny Chesney, Florida Georgia Line and Tim McGraw. He has won two Grammy Awards for Best Country Song, first for “Before He Cheats” sung by Carrie Underwood, and for Underwood’s song “Blown Away”. Tompkins has written sixteen number one hits, and he won Songwriter of the Year from the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2007.
Mark Narmore is a pure-bred Muscle Shoals songwriter, singer and keyboard man. He is famous for his rousing performances which include the stories behind his hits such as “Moon Over Georgia” and “That’s What I Love About Sunday” plus favorites like “Neil Young on the Prayer List” and has garnered over 100 recordings of his songs during his thirty-year career at companies that span from Rick Hall’s Fame Publishing to Reba McEntire’s Starstruck Music. He has worked with Michael McDonald, Neil Diamond, James Taylor, Bob Dylan and John Anderson.
Walt Aldridge has written dozens of hit country songs including the number one hits “There’s No Gettin’ Over Me” by Ronnie Milsap, “’Till You’re Gone” by Barbara Mandrell, “Holding Her and Loving You” by Earl Thomas Conley, “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde” by Travis Tritt, and “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. He is listed as a “Music Achiever” by the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, which is a precursor to future induction and has been awarded a star on their Walk of Fame. In the late 1980s, he sang lead vocals in the band The Shooters. He worked for seventeen years at Fame Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals as a producer, songwriter and back-up musician. The studio was the subject of the 2013 documentary film Muscle Shoals.

Live Painting + Auction + Food + Giving Back

The talented Roy Laws will be live painting the historic Main Street marquee of The Franklin Theatre, during the performance, which will be auctioned off with proceeds benefiting My Friends House. A portion of the proceeds from the event will also benefit My Friends House. My Friends House’s mission is to serve neglected, abused or at-risk boys, ages twelve to eighteen, in state custody by offering a home-like environment with a balance of safety, structure, encouragement, care and expectations. Their mission continues in advocating for each resident that they be given the opportunity to recover from the adverse situation and become successful young adults. Learn more at:
There will be delicious food from Serrato’s Steakhouse, desserts from Blooming Kupcakes, spirits from Leiper’s Fork Distillery and wine from City Winery. The Franklin Theatre concessions will also be open throughout the evening for other refreshments. There will be an exclusive VIP Afterparty (limited availability - location TBA), with the purchase of a $50 ticket add-on, and will include a meet and greet with the songwriters, drinks and more. This will be an unforgettable evening, so we encourage you to get your seats reserved now at and call 615.465.6046 with any questions.
We want to thank our 2nd Annual Muscle Shoals to Main Street sponsors and partners who help make the event and fundraising efforts possible for our 2023 event beneficiary, My Friend’s House: The Shoals, Diamond Cellar, Global Motorsports, Leiper’s Fork Distillery, City Winery, The Harpeth Franklin, Serrato’s Steakhouse, Blooming Kupcakes, Southern Events Party Rental Company, Always In Bloom and Visit Franklin.