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Using elements of rock, country and blues, Southern rock is a genre that (you guessed it) came from the Southern part of the United States and is one of the most popular subgenres of rock music. The best Southern rock bands are among the greatest rock bands of all time and with good reason. The best Southern rock songs are part of the great American songbook and are some of the most well regarded tunes in history. As for Southern rock, it is defined by boogie rhythms, thunderous guitar solos, heavy jams and lyrical content that tackle Southern culture and Southern pride. As Southern rock has evolved over the years, it's come to feature elements of garage rock and even metal. 

So, what are the best Southern rock bands? Any list of Southern rock bands has to include names like the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Molly Hatchet, Drive-by Truckers and the Black Crowes. When you think of Southern rock, you generally think of these classic bands. New Southern rock bands come and go, but these bands have hits that audiences love to sing along with and are not easily forgotten. Southern rock is a genre that's become well regarded by music fans due to these Southern rock bands and how important of role they had in shaping rock music.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Southern rock bands. If you notice that someone is missing from this list of Southern rock bands, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Southern rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Southern rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular southern rock bands that you might've heard of. 
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Lynyrd Skynyrd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Lynyrd Skynyrd Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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The Allman Brothers Band is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Allman Brothers Band Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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The Marshall Tucker Band is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Marshall Tucker Band Rock music, Country rock, Rock and roll

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+ - 765 129
ZZ Top is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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+ - 543 161
Molly Hatchet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Molly Hatchet Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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+ - 484 107
The Outlaws is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Outlaws Rock music, Country rock, Country

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Charlie Daniels is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Charlie Daniels Outlaw country, Rock music, Country rock

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38 Special is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
38 Special Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Blackfoot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blackfoot Rock music, Heavy metal, Southern rock

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The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Black Crowes Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Atlanta Rhythm Section is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Atlanta Rhythm Section Rock music, Folk rock, Southern rock

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The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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The Band is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Band Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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The Georgia Satellites is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Georgia Satellites Rock music, Southern rock

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Blackberry Smoke is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blackberry Smoke Country rock, Country, Southern rock

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+ - 243 109
Gov't Mule is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Gov't Mule Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Eagles is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Eagles Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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Alabama is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Alabama Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Pure Prairie League is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Pure Prairie League Country rock, Country

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+ - 219 96
Black Oak Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Black Oak Arkansas Rock music

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+ - 141 86
The Kentucky Headhunters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Kentucky Headhunters Country rock, Country, Southern rock

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+ - 166 63
The Rossington Collins Band is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Rossington Collins Band Blues-rock, Rock music, Christian rock

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Wet Willie is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Wet Willie Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Southern rock

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Blues-rock, Rock music, Texas blues

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Hank Williams, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Hank Williams, Jr. Outlaw country, Country rock, Country

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Warren Haynes is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Warren Haynes Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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David Allan Coe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
David Allan Coe Outlaw country, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Canned Heat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Canned Heat Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Drive-By Truckers is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Drive-By Truckers Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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Zac Brown Band is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Zac Brown Band Americana, Folk rock, Country rock

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+ - 76 57
Humble Pie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Humble Pie Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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+ - 70 27
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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Alabama Shakes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Alabama Shakes Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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+ - 80 89
North Mississippi Allstars is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
North Mississippi Allstars Blues-rock, Jam band, Southern rock

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+ - 134 70
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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+ - 68 84
Grinderswitch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Grinderswitch Rock music

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Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Hank Williams III Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

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Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Doc Holliday Rock music

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+ - 89 143
Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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Black Stone Cherry is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Black Stone Cherry Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Blues Traveler is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blues Traveler Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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My Morning Jacket is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
My Morning Jacket Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock

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The Amazing Rhythm Aces is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Amazing Rhythm Aces Country rock, Soft rock, Southern rock

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+ - 23 32
Cadillac Three is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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Jason & The Scorchers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Jason & The Scorchers Rock music, Country rock, Alternative country