Alabama’s rich, historic music scene has shaped the soundtrack of American music. Southern inspiration has given rise to many talented musicians in a variety of genres: soul, jazz, rock ‘n roll, country and blues. Home to world-renowned Muscle Shoals, the birthplace of many classic recordings by iconic artists like Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Otis Redding, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, and many others. The studios of the Muscle Shoals area – FAME Studios, Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, Wishbone Studios, Quinvy Studios, and several others – have played a prominent role in shaping modern music.
Some well-known Artists from Alabama
Alabama ~ Alabama Shakes ~ Dinah Washington ~ Jason Isbell ~ Emmylou Harris ~ Martha Reeves ~ Hank Williams ~ Jamey Johnson ~ Lionel Richie ~ Mac McAnally ~ Martha Reeves~ Nat King Cole ~ Arthur Alexander ~ Percy Sledge ~ Wilson Pickett ~ The Commodores