Music Hall-Resignation
4:58 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Director Of Ala. Music Hall Of Fame Resigns

The Alabama Music Hall of Fame has been closed since late 2011 because of funding shortfalls linked to a reduction in state support.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame has been closed since late 2011 because of funding shortfalls linked to a reduction in state support.
Credit Maggie Martin/APR News

The head of the troubled Alabama Music Hall of Fame is stepping down from the position after two years.


Hall executive director Wiley Barnard announced his resignation on Thursday.


Barnard quit two years to the day after he became director.


The museum is located in Tuscumbia, but it's been closed since late 2011 because of funding shortfalls linked to a reduction in state support.


The hall is at least $42,000 in debt, and leaders have considered moving it to other cities including Birmingham.


The chairman of the attraction's board, Rodney Hall, says leaders won't look for a new director for the time being since the museum can't afford a salary.