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Alabama Music Hall of Fame

MUSCLE SHOALS - ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME

Yellowstone creator Taylor Sheridan is known as an accomplished storyteller with a gift for illuminating the American West. If Sheridan were a woman and her vehicle songwriting instead of episodic television, then you would have Jill Riley.

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MUSCLE SHOALS - ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME
MUSCLE SHOALS - ALABAMA MUSIC HALL OF FAME

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Jul 29, 2023, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Alabama Music Hall of Fame , 617 US-72, Tuscumbia, AL 35674, USA

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Jill Riley was born into the fourth generation of a large Texas cattle ranching family with the ironic last name of Cluck. In a twelve song story album, she tells their important story spanning four generations. Her great grandparents and their children survived both the Dirty Thirties, and the Great Depression out on the High Plains. Jill grew up observing the fitting debates and resulting divisions among the cattlemen of the second and third generations. Her homespun film featuring the stories and songs of this album won Anthem Film Festival 2020 for Best Original Score. The story shares the lessons Jill has learned through digging into the rich soil of her family heritage, how important family is, and her personal conclusion, "What divides a family divides a nation."

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