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AUTREY INMAN - Florence, Alabama
- By the age of 12, he had formed his first band, the Alabama Blue Boys.
- He made his radio debut on station WLAY in Muscle Shoals
- By 1947 he was asked onto the Grand Ole Opry.
- During the early 1950s Inman toured on bass guitar with Cowboy Copas' Oklahoma Cowboys and then joined George Morgan's Candy Kids.
- In 1952 he got his chance as a recording artist and recorded throughout the 1960s.
- He wrote the Louvin Brothers' #1 Country Hit "I Don't Think You've Met My Baby"
- Others to record his songs include: Carl Smith, George Morgan, Hank Thompson, Wanda Jackson, Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper, Spade Cooley; Billy Strange, Carl Smith and Hawkshaw Hawkins

INTEGRITY - Mobile, Alabama
- Formed in 1987
- Integrity has become the undisputed leader in "praise and worship" music
- With sales of over 40 million units, international distribution to over 160 countries and subsidiary offices in Europe, Australia and Singapore.
- Integrity has also seen 18 of its albums and videos certified "gold" or "platinum" by the Recording Industry Association of America

CLAYTON IVEY - Muscle Shoals, Alabama
- A successful producer, arranger, songwriter and musician.
- A studio musician at FAME Recording Studio, he later joined the Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section
- Clayton Ivey and his business partner, Terry Woodford, opened Wishbone Recording Studio
- They had a nearly decade-long run of successes in the 1970s and 1980s with artists ranging from Mac McAnally, Hank Williams Jr., Hot and the Temptations. For a time, they were under contract with Motown Records as producers and artist development agents.
- Received the "Super Picker Award" in 1978
- Captured gold records in 1977 as co-writer and co-producer for "Angel In Your Arms" by the group Hot.
- He has played with numerous artists including Aretha Franklin, the Osmond Brothers, Etta James, Hank Williams, Jr., Roy Orbison, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Paul Anka, Little Richard and Mac McAnally.
- His songs have been recorded by Bobby Womack, Billy Jo Spears, the Supremes, the Temptations, Millie Jackson, Lynn Anderson and others.

CALVIN IVORY - Birmingham, Alabama
- Member of the Fess Whatley's Jazz Demons.
- Played with Bessie Smith, Fats Waller, Ringling Brothers Circus Band.
- Taught at Lincoln Elementary School and organized the first band at Fairfield's Interurban Heights High School in 1931.
- Business manager for Whatley's band during the 1930s.

QUIN IVY - Sheffield, Alabama
- Ivy established Norala Recording Corporation in Sheffield in 1965.
- He had been a disk jockey with WLAY since 1961 and was writing songs with Rick Hall.
- Teaming with Marlin Greene, a multi talented musician, producer, songwriter, engineer, Ivy signed Percy Sledge and recorded the classic R&B ballad "When A Man Loves A Woman".
- In 1968, he built a facility on Broadway Ave. in Sheffield and renamed it Quinvy Recording Studio. He continued working with Sledge, recording a number of other hits including "Warm And Tender Love", "Cover Me", "Out Of Left Field", and many others.
- Ivy began two record labels, Quinvy and South Camp, releasing material on artists such as June Edwards, Tony Borders and Bill Brandon, many of which are considered collectors items today.


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