Cherokee County’s newest business held Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies on Saturday afternoon – The Songbird Recording Studio in Gaylesville is the first and only facility of its kind in Cherokee County and is located on County Road 559 near Hartons Store.
The studio is owned by Stephanie Weaver and has already hosted some recording sessions.
Weaver’s father Lee Barnes says he has been fascinated with recording studios since he was a child but the idea to actually build one really picked up steam years later after his son became interested in music.
The facility was completed in memory of Chris, Lee’s son who died in an automobile accident in 2012, before the studio was completed.
David Hammonds is the studio’s engineer. He started his music career as a drummer and even once shared the stage with Bob Hope. He eventually moved into the production end of the music business.
Hammonds has also worked many country music including John Michael Montgomery, Alabama and Loretta Lynn.
Among those in attandance for Saturday’s Ceremony were Theresa Hulgan, Executive Director for the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce and Kirk Day Cherokee County Probate Judge and Commission Chairman.
You can learn more about Songbird Recording Studio by visiting their Facebook page or call (256) 779-6298.