Bill Jarnigan

Born:  Dec. 31, 1948 Franklin Co., AL

Administrative Muscle Shoals Music Assoc.

Source: Alabama Music Hall of Fame

William B. Jarnigan

 

 

 

About the Author

William M. "Bill" Jarnigan, who is the director of university relations at the University of North Alabama, has been doing research on and writing about music, particularly Alabama music, for more than 25 years.

As a writer, he has published the monograph, Alabama's Music Heritage. He has written music articles and columns for Billboard, Country Music, Inside Country, Mississippi, Fun & Stuff, Overdrive, Truckers USA, the Birmingham News and other publications. He has had photographs published in People and Country Music magazines and in two biographies, those of George Jones and Arthur Alexander.

Jarnigan is currently working on manuscripts about the Muscle Shoals recording industry, the southern gospel group Gold City, the southern gospel music industry and people from Alabama who are in the music business.

Prior to joining UNA, he was the executive director of the Muscle Shoals Music Association, a trade organization representing the local recording studios and personnel. He is currently a member of the Alabama State Council on the Arts and has previously served on the Alabama Film Commission. He served 10 years as an emcee for the Alabama Sampler Stage at City Stages in Birmingham and worked in the same capacity for a couple of years for the Jubilee CityFest in Montgomery. He has created and taught the class, "History of Recorded Music," for UNA's commercial music program. Besides serving as a volunteer for the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, he nominated two persons - Jimmie Rodgers and Jake Hess - who were inducted into the hall. He can be contacted through his E-mail address at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: http://www.aptv.org/jazz/history.asp

 

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