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Author, songwriter Allison Moorer receives Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize

Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Chair of the English Department, interviews Hall-Waters Prize recipient Allison Moorer during a virtual presentation on Friday.

Dr. Kirk Curnutt, Chair of the English Department, interviews Hall-Waters Prize recipient Allison Moorer during a virtual presentation on Friday.

Renowned author and songwriter Allison Moorer received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize during a virtual ceremony on Friday.

Singer, songwriter and author Allison Moorer received Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize during a virtual ceremony on Friday.

Moorer, an Academy Award-nominee whose recent memoir, “Blood,” has been heralded as a frank and cathartic memoir of family and healing,…

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Troy University to honor Muscle Shoals legends Penn, Oldham with Hall-Waters Prize

Troy University will honor renowned songwriters Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham with the Hall-Waters Prize on Apirl 12.

Troy University will honor renowned songwriters Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham with the Hall-Waters Prize on Apirl 12.

Renowned songwriters Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, two linchpins of the Muscle Shoals music scene that helped define the soul, pop, and rock music of the 1960s and 1970s, will receive the Hall-Waters Prize from Troy University on April 12.

The duo will discuss the craft of songwriting, the history of Southern music and the…

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Troy University recognizes crime author Ace Atkins with Hall-Waters Prize

Kirk Curnutt, honoree Ace Atkins, Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Walter Givhan are shown following Hall-Waters Prize ceremony.

Kirk Curnutt, honoree Ace Atkins, Chancellor Jack Hawkins, Jr., Gregg Swem and Walter Givhan are shown following Hall-Waters Prize ceremony.

Best-selling crime fiction writer Ace Atkins was only two years old when his family moved from Troy, but he still considers the city home.

The son of former TROY football coach the late Billy Atkins came “home” on Friday to receive Troy University’s Hall-Waters Prize.

“As a writer, it is always nice to be…

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