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Shoals, Alabama never promoted its musical roots as tool to attract tourists and lost out on profits that poured in to Nashville and Clarksdale instead; the region may now never have to chance to correct its course.

Leaders in northwest Alabama are trying to keep the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in the Shoals.

City Councils in Muscle Shoals, Sheffield and Tuscumbia along with the Colbert County Commission have passed resolutions supporting the hall remaining open and in Tuscumbia.

The hall of fame’s directors are accepting proposals from other Alabama communities that might be interested in the attraction.

But the TimesDaily reports that Shoals-area tourism officials want to meet with the governor to discuss options for keeping the hall where it is.

The hall opened in 1990, but it’s been open irregularly over the last two years because of financial problems.

The music hall and other tourism attractions were removed from the state’s operating budget.

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