Musicians Famous Guitarists from Alabama

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List of famous guitarists born who were born in Alabama, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Many of these guitar players from Alabama are legends in the music world, each with their own innovative styles of play. If you play guitar, whether acoustic or electric, then these famous Alabama guitar players should be people you look up to. These are some of the best guitarists that have ever picked up the instrument, and whether they play rock, blues, metal or folk, these men and women are considered legends.

This list features items like Hank Williams and Tommy Shaw.

This list answers the questions, "What guitar players are from Alabama?" and "Who are famous Alabama guitarists?"
Hank Williams is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Guitarists from Alabama
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Hiram King "Hank" Williams, Sr. was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant and influential singers and songwriters of the 20th Century, Williams recorded 35 singles that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams moved to Georgiana, where he met Rufus Payne, a black street performer who gave him guitar lessons in exchange for meals or money. Payne had a major influence on Williams' later musical style, along with Roy Acuff and Ernest Tubb. During this time, Williams informally changed his name to Hank, believing it to be ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Mount Olive, Alabama, United States of America

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Dale Watson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Guitarists from Alabama
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Dale Watson is an American country/Texas Country singer, guitarist, songwriter, and self-published author based in Austin, Texas. He champions "Ameripolitan" as a new genre of original music and has positioned himself as a tattooed, stubbornly independent outsider who is interested in recording authentic country music. As a result...he has become a favorite of critics and alt-country fans. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America

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Bo Weavil Jackson, was an African-American blues singer and guitarist. Some sources claim he was born in Birmingham, Alabama. He recorded as one of the first country bluesmen in 1926 for the Paramount and Vocalion labels, on the latter under the name of Sam Butler. His 78 rpm records are highly sought by collectors and have been numerously re-released on LP and CD compilation albums. His recordings have been published in both notation and tablature forms, which has enabled contemporary detailed study of his style and technique. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Jefferson County, Birmingham, Area code 205, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

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Johnny Smith is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Guitarists from Alabama
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John Henry "Johnny" Smith was an American cool jazz and mainstream jazz guitarist. He wrote the tune "Walk, Don't Run" in 1954. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama. ...more on Wikipedia

Nationality: United States of America

Birthplace: Jefferson County, Birmingham, Area code 205, Contiguous United States, United States of America, + more

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