Musicians From Alabama

Alabama has produced a number of Musicians who have made it big. These include Lionel Richie, Hank Williams, Nat King Cole, Emmylou Harris, Eddie Kendricks and others.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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Hank Williams
(Singer-songwriter)

Hank Williams
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Birthdate: September 17, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 1, 1953

Musician Hank Williams is widely considered one of the most influential and significant American singer-songwriters of the 20th century. Hank Williams influenced several singers, such as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, and Charley Pride to name a few. Since his untimely death at the age of 29, many artists have released tribute albums honoring Hank Williams.  

 2 
Lionel Richie
(Co-Lead Singer Of Funk Band The Commodores)

Lionel Richie
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Birthdate: June 20, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini

Lionel Richie is an American singer-songwriter, record producer, and composer whose work with the band Commodores and his solo career established him as a successful balladeer of the 1980s. Having sold more than 90 million records, Lionel Richie is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. Also a philanthropist, Richie helped raise money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

 3 
Nat King Cole
(Best Known for His Soft Baritone Voice and for Single Like "The Christmas Song")

Nat King Cole
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Birthdate: March 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 15, 1965
Jazz pianist/singer Nat King Cole, father of singer Natalie Cole, is best remembered for tracks such as Too Young and Mona Lisa. His last album, L-O-V-E, was recorded while he battled lung cancer. With The Nat King Cole Show, he became the first African-American to host his own show.

 4 
Emmylou Harris
(Singer-songwriter)

Emmylou Harris
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Birthdate: April 2, 1947
Sun Sign: Aries

Emmylou Harris is an American musician, singer, and songwriter. Apart from being a bandleader, a solo artist, and an interpreter of other artists' works, Harris is also an activist; since 1999, she has been conducting Concerts for a Landmine Free World, an annual benefit tour. She is also an ardent supporter of animal rights organizations, such as PETA.

 5 
Katherine Jackson
(Musical Talent)

Katherine Jackson
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Birthdate: May 4, 1930
Sun Sign: Taurus

 6 
Sam Phillips
(Record producer)

Sam Phillips
3
Birthdate: January 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: July 30, 2003

 7 
YBN Nahmir
(Rapper)

YBN Nahmir
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Birthdate: December 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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Eddie Kendricks
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')

Eddie Kendricks
3
Birthdate: December 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 5, 1992

 9 
Brittany Howard
(Musician)

Brittany Howard
4
Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra

 10 
Tommy Shaw
(Musician)

Tommy Shaw
3
Birthdate: September 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo

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Dennis Edwards
3
Birthdate: February 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 1, 2018

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Dinah Washington
3
Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 14, 1963

 13 
Sun Ra
(American composer)

Sun Ra
3
Birthdate: May 22, 1914
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: May 30, 1993

 14 
Mathew Knowles
(Businessperson)

Mathew Knowles
4
Birthdate: January 9, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 15 
Jason Isbell
(Singer)

Jason Isbell
7
Birthdate: February 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 16 
Mark Wilkerson
(Musician)

Mark Wilkerson
3
Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo

 17 
Jamey Johnson
(Singer-songwriter)

Jamey Johnson
3
Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

 18 
Flo Milli
(Rapper)

Flo Milli
3
Birthdate: January 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn

 19 
Taylor Hicks
(Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter)

Taylor Hicks
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra

 20 
Toni Tennille
(Singer-songwriter)

Toni Tennille
3
Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus

 21 
Ray Sawyer
(Singer)

Ray Sawyer
3
Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 31, 2018

 22 
Big Mama Thornton
(Musician, Singer)

Big Mama Thornton
3
Birthdate: December 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1984

 23 
W. C. Handy
(Composer)

W. C. Handy
3
Birthdate: November 16, 1873
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: March 28, 1958

 24 
Chuck Leavell
(Musician)

Chuck Leavell
3
Birthdate: April 28, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus

 25 
Diana DeGarmo
(Singer-songwriter)

Diana DeGarmo
4
Birthdate: June 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

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Donna Jean Godchaux
2
Birthdate: August 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo

 27 
Bill Lee
(Baseball player)

Bill Lee
2
Birthdate: July 23, 1928
Sun Sign: Leo

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James Reese Europe
2
Birthdate: February 22, 1880
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: May 9, 1919

 29 
Vern Gosdin
(Singer, Musician)

Vern Gosdin
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Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 28, 2009

 30 
Miles Copeland, Jr.
(Musician, businessman, CIA founder)

Miles Copeland, Jr.
2
Birthdate: July 16, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 14, 1991

 31 
Freddie Hart
(Musician)

Freddie Hart
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Birthdate: December 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 27, 2018

 32 
Curly Putman
(Songwriter)

Curly Putman
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Birthdate: November 20, 1930
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: October 30, 2016

 33 
Billy Norris Sherrill
(Songwriter and producer)

Billy Norris Sherrill
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Birthdate: November 5, 1936
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: August 4, 2015

 34 
David Hood
(Bassist)

David Hood
0
Birthdate: September 21, 1943
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Birthdate: July 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 26, 2011

 36 
Joe Guy
(Musician)

Joe Guy
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Birthdate: September 20, 1920
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 1, 1962

 37 
Hugh Martin
(Composer)

Hugh Martin
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Birthdate: August 11, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: March 11, 2011

 38 
Dan Penn
(Singer, Songwriter)

Dan Penn
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Birthdate: November 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 39 
William King
(Singer)

William King
1
Birthdate: January 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius

 40 
Benny Benjamin
(Jazz musician)

Benny Benjamin
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Birthdate: July 25, 1925
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 20, 1969

 41 
Earl Hudson
(Drummer)

Earl Hudson
0
Birthdate: December 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

 42 
Cootie Williams
(Trumpeter)

Cootie Williams
2
Birthdate: July 10, 1911
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: September 15, 1985

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Rachel Wammack
1
Birthdate: 1995 AD

 44 
Louisiana Red
(Guitarist)

Louisiana Red
1
Birthdate: March 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 25, 2012

 45 
Erskine Hawkins
(Trumpeter)

Erskine Hawkins
1
Birthdate: July 26, 1914
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: November 11, 1993

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Rocky Roberts
0
Birthdate: August 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 14, 2005

 47 
Beverly Jo Scott
(Singer-songwriter who performed Planet Janis, a touring tribute show to Janis Joplin)

Beverly Jo Scott
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Birthdate: May 15, 1959
Sun Sign: Taurus

 48 
Hal Kemp
(Saxophonist, Clarinetist)

Hal Kemp
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Birthdate: March 27, 1904
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: December 21, 1940

 49 
Jerry McCain
(Musician)

Jerry McCain
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Birthdate: June 18, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 28, 2012