ava alderidge

Instruments: Vocals, Songwriter
Date of Birth: 1946
Place of Birth: Arizona
Home:Sheffield, Alabama

1993 Music Creator's Award

A talented songwriter and vocalist, Ava has worked in the Shoals area since the early 1970's. During the 1970s Ava was signed to MGM and MCA Records as a recording artist. Her work as a background vocalist can be heard on recordings by Hank Williams, Jr., Crystal Gayle, Mac Davis, T. Graham Brown, Wilson Pickett, Joan Baez, Narvel Felts, Billy Vera, Percy Sledge, Roy Clark, Lenny LeBlanc, Steve Forbert, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ronnie Milsap, Delbert McClinton, Patti Austin, Amy Grant and many more. As a songwriter she has had over 150 of her songs recorded.

Ava Aldridge has served as Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Alabama Music Hall of Fame and the Muscle Shoals Music Association. She organized the first Songwriter Workshops in the area sponsored by the Music Association.

Chart Songs as a Songwriter


Song Title Recording Artist Chart* Year
Treat Her Right Sawyer Brown 3 1996
Sharing The Night Together Dr. Hook 6 1979
Somebody Hold Me Narvel Felts 10 1976
I Hate The Way I Love It Johnny Rodriguez & Charly McClain 16 1979
Real Cowboy Billy "Crash" Craddock 20 1980
Sweet Sensuous Feelings Sue Richards 25 1976
Loving You Hurts Gus Hardin 32 1983

*Chart position is based on Billboard Magazine Pop, Country, R&B, & A/C Charts. Other music industry charts may have shown higher chart positions.
Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

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