Singing River Sculptures is a series of monumental scale sculptures honoring the area's 50-year old music heritage. The project also honors the aluminum industry, a mainstay of the region's economy for several generations. Sculpted from recycled aluminum donated by Wise Alloys of Muscle Shoals, the sculptures rise 18 to 20 feet into the air and are currently located in Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. Plans include sculptures in Tuscumbia and Florence. Each sculpture will be unique and depict an aspect or influence contributing to the legendary Muscle Shoals sound.
Intersection of Alabama Street and Montgomery
The 18-foot tall semi-abstract sculpture of a 1950s-era singer was created from recycled aluminium by Tuscumbia metalwork artist Audwin McGee. Unveiled in September, 2012, it is the first of a series of sculptures which pay tribute to Muscle Shoals music legacy.
Muscle Shoals–Avalon Avenue in front of the Muscle Shoals Public Library
Unveiled in November, 2014, the second in the Singing River sculpture series depicts a bass player sitting on a session stool. Sculptor Audwin McGee modeled the work on Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section bassist David Hood. This sculpture is well-lighted at night and was also made from recycled aluminium donated by Wise Alloys.