bands/musicians The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time  

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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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1,156 129
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

3
673 140
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

4
779 131
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

5
549 166
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

6
492 114
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

7
476 122
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

8
488 127
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

9
400 113
Blackfoot is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blackfoot Rock music, Heavy metal, Southern rock

10
395 139
The Doobie Brothers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

11
379 162
The Black Crowes is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Black Crowes Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

12
260 115
Atlanta Rhythm Section is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Atlanta Rhythm Section Rock music, Folk rock, Southern rock

13
339 129
Blackberry Smoke is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blackberry Smoke Country rock, Country, Southern rock

14
252 113
Gov't Mule is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Gov't Mule Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

15
175 72
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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235 86
The Band is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
revconradhutchings added The Band Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

17
226 80
Tom Petty is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Tom Petty Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

18
223 101
Black Oak Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Black Oak Arkansas Rock music

19
225 62
Eagles is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Eagles Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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145 89
The Kentucky Headhunters is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Kentucky Headhunters Country rock, Country, Southern rock

21
169 66
The Rossington Collins Band is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Rossington Collins Band Blues-rock, Rock music, Christian rock

22
236 161
Alabama is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Alabama Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

23
146 88
Wet Willie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Wet Willie Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Southern rock

24
187 87
Pure Prairie League is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Pure Prairie League Country rock, Country

25
153 92
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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133 57
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

27
167 88
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

28
190 116
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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149 84
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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135 108
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

31
156 104
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

32
107 78
Black Stone Cherry is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Black Stone Cherry Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

33
74 30
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Greg Menefee added The Ozark Mountain Daredevils Rock music

34
77 61
Humble Pie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Humble Pie Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

35
73 62
Shooter Jennings is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Shooter Jennings Outlaw country, Country rock, Alternative country

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147 201
Kid Rock is listed (or ranked) 36 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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85 116
Alabama Shakes is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Alabama Shakes Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

38
82 92
North Mississippi Allstars is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
North Mississippi Allstars Blues-rock, Jam band, Southern rock

39
136 73
Kenny Wayne Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

40
14 20
Jason & The Scorchers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Greg Menefee added Jason & The Scorchers Rock music, Country rock, Alternative country

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9 6
Drivin N Cryin is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kirk Harrington added Drivin N Cryin Rock music, Jam band, Southern rock

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94 84
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69 89
Grinderswitch is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Clark Benson added Grinderswitch Rock music

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42 24
Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Eddie Arthur added Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks

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72 64
Hank Williams III is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Clark Benson added Hank Williams III Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

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23 31
Doc Holliday is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Doc Holliday Rock music

47
90 146
Kings of Leon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

48
59 87
My Morning Jacket is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
My Morning Jacket Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock

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25 33
Cadillac Three is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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19 18
The Amazing Rhythm Aces is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Greg Menefee added The Amazing Rhythm Aces Country rock, Soft rock, Southern rock