Here are the best artists and bands from Alabama. Alabama has had a thriving music scene for well over a century now. The state has played an important role in the development of numerous musical genres. Folk, gospel, country, and blues would not be where they are today if it were not for the hard work of all the talented musicians who have come out of the Yellowhammer State. If you thought the state was only known for "Sweet Home Alabama," then think again.
Many of the best musical artists from Alabama have already been inducted into the state's Music Hall of Fame. Nat King Cole, Hank Williams, and The Commodores are just a few of the big names that have been honored by their fellow Alabamians. There are plenty of other acts that may soon join these artists in the Hall of Fame, such as Gucci Mane, Yelawolf, and The Band Perry. Other popular Alabama artists include Lionel Richie, Gucci Mane, Alabama Shakes, and Debby Ryan.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is one thing, but which singers do you think deserve to be at the top of this list? The most famous Alabama musical artists are found below, and you have the power to decide who should be considered the best. Whether you're a hardcore music lover or just a casual listener, your input is desired.
Albums: Cold, Cold Heart, Beyond the Sunset, Three Hanks: Men With Broken Hearts, Hillbilly Hero, + more
Albums: Can't Slow Down, Tuskegee, Coming Home, Dancing on the Ceiling, Renaissance, + more
Albums: Merry Christmas, The Magic of Christmas, The Nat King Cole Christmas Album, Merry Christmas, Christmas Favorites, + more
Albums: Christmas Vol. II, Alabama Christmas, Feels So Right, Christmas With The Judds & Alabama, Mountain Music, + more
Albums: Sirens of the Ditch, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Here We Rest, Southeastern, Live From Alabama, + more
Albums: Christmas Island, Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes, Son of a Son of a Sailor, Live at Texas Stadium, + more
Albums: Light of the Stable, Anthology: The Warner/Reprise Years, Red Dirt Girl, Stumble Into Grace, At the Ryman, + more
Albums: The Exciting Wilson Pickett, The Sound of Wilson Pickett, Take Your Pleasure, Funky Situation, Right On, + more
Albums: Let's Build A World Together, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, We Go Together, Christmas With Tammy, Honky Tonk Angels, + more
Albums: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Live From Alabama, Live at Twist & Shout
Albums: Southern Rock Opera, Decoration Day, The Dirty South, Brighter Than Creation's Dark, The Big To-Do, + more
Albums: Testifyin' / This Is Clarence Carter, This Is Clarence Carter, Messin' With My Mind, Patches, Dr. C.C., + more
Albums: When a Man Loves a Woman, When a Man Loves a Women, 3 for 3, Collection, It Tears Me Up: The Best of Percy Sledge, + more
Albums: Knock on Wood, The Best Of, Rare Stamps, Rare Stamps, Things Get Better / Good Love, + more
Albums: 7 Deadly Zens, Girls With Guns, Ambition, The Great Divide, What If, + more
Albums: Living for a Song - A Tribute to Hank Cochran, The Dollar, That Lonesome Song, The Guitar Song, In Color
Albums: Songs of Inspiration, Jim Nabors' Christmas Album, Hymns and Country Favorites, When He Spoke (disc 1), More Songs of Inspiration, + more
Albums: The Band Perry, Pioneer, The Band Perry, Better Dig Two, If I Die Young, + more
Albums: Dancing in the Street, In the Midnight Hour, Greatest Hits