Jerry Carrigan Honored At Alabama Music Hall Of Fame

“I've dreamed of things like this but I never thought anything like this would happen to me,” said drummer Jerry Carrigan while accepting the Creator Award during the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame induction ceremony on Thursday, March 25, at the Montgomery Hotel And Spa in Montgomery, Alabama. His long and celebrated career included seminal recordings with a long list of music legends, including Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, Johnny Cash, and George Jones.

Carrigan is distinguished as one of key players in the first incarnation of the Muscle Shoals session scene of the early ’60s, and moved to Nashville in 1965, where he worked extensively in the burgeoning studio scene. Last year Carrigan was honored by the Nashville Country Music Hall Of Fame during the association’s quarterly series, Nashville Cats: A Celebration of Music City Session Players.