Singers From Alabama

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Alabama has produced a number of Singers who have made it big. These include Lionel Richie, Hank Williams, Deborah Ryan, Jordan Fisher, Nat King Cole and others.
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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.

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Nat King Cole
(Singer and Jazz Pianist Best Known His Soft Baritone Voice)
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.
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Gucci Mane
(Rapper, Hip Hop Singer)
Gucci Mane
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Birthdate: February 12, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Hip-hop and trap sensation Gucci Mane has made waves with tracks such as Gucci Time and Wasted. The “avatar of East Atlanta,” he has had multiple brushes with the law. He owns a label and has also written an autobiography. He has also promoted the Gucci Cruise 2020 Campaign.
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Hank Williams
(One of the Most Significant and Influential Singers and Songwriters of the 20th Century)
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.  

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Deborah Ryan
(Actress and Singer)
Deborah Ryan
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Birthdate: May 13, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus

Deborah Ryan is an American singer and actress who started her career as a child artist before going on to establish herself as a successful adult actress in the TV and film industry. A multi-talented personality, Ryan can also play the guitar, keyboard, and piano. Also a well-known philanthropist, Ryan has been working on various causes, such as ocean conservation.

 6 
Jordan Fisher
(Actor and Singer Known for His TV Series ‘The Secret Life of the American Teenager’)
Jordan Fisher
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Birthdate: April 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Taurus

Jordan Fisher is well-known for his acting, singing, and dancing skills. He won the 25th season of the popular dance competition television series Dancing with the Stars. As a singer, he has released singles, such as All About Us and Lookin' Like That. He also served as a commentator at the 2019 Fortnite World-Cup, an annual e-sports competition.

 7 
Jim Nabors
(Actor)
Jim Nabors
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Birthdate: June 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: November 30, 2017
 8 
Emmylou Harris
(Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
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.

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YBN Nahmir
(Rapper)
YBN Nahmir
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Birthdate: December 18, 1999
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
 10 
Melvin Franklin
(R&B Singer)
Melvin Franklin
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Birthdate: October 12, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 23, 1995
 11 
Eddie Kendricks
(Co-founder of the Motown Singing Group 'The Temptations')
Eddie Kendricks
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Birthdate: December 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 5, 1992
 12 
Brittany Howard
(Musician)
Brittany Howard
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Birthdate: October 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
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Nell Carter
(Singer)
Nell Carter
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Birthdate: September 13, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 23, 2003
 14 
Tommy Shaw
(Musician)
Tommy Shaw
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Birthdate: September 11, 1953
Sun Sign: Virgo
 15 
Ruben Studdard
3
Birthdate: September 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
 16 
Jason Isbell
(Singer)
Jason Isbell
4
Birthdate: February 1, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
 17 
Yelawolf
(Rapper whose first major album, Radioactive, was released through Eminem's Shady Records in 2011.)
Yelawolf
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Birthdate: December 30, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 18 
Wilson Pickett
(American singer)
Wilson Pickett
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Birthdate: March 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 19, 2006
 19 
Flo Milli
(Rapper)
Flo Milli
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Birthdate: January 9, 2000
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 20 
Dennis Edwards
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Birthdate: February 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: February 1, 2018
 21 
Dinah Washington
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Birthdate: August 29, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: December 14, 1963
 22 
Toni Tennille
(Singer-songwriter)
Toni Tennille
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Birthdate: May 8, 1940
Sun Sign: Taurus
 23 
Jamey Johnson
(Singer-songwriter)
Jamey Johnson
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Birthdate: July 14, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Mark Wilkerson
(Musician)
Mark Wilkerson
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Birthdate: September 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Taylor Hicks
(Musician, Singer, Singer-songwriter)
Taylor Hicks
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Birthdate: October 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
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Percy Sledge
(Known for the Song ‘When a Man Loves a Woman’, a No. 1 Hit in 1966)
Percy Sledge
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Birthdate: November 25, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: April 14, 2015

Best known for his Billboard-charting and gold-certified hit When a Man Loves a Woman, Percy Sledge began his music career with The Esquires Combo while working as a nurse. He later scored more hits such as Warm and Tender Love and received the Rhythm and Blues Foundation Pioneer Award.

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Ray Sawyer
(Singer)
Ray Sawyer
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Birthdate: February 1, 1937
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: December 31, 2018
 28 
Big Mama Thornton
(Musician, Singer)
Big Mama Thornton
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Birthdate: December 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: July 25, 1984
 29 
Martha Reeves
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Birthdate: July 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Cancer
 30 
Donna Jean Godchaux
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Birthdate: August 22, 1947
Sun Sign: Leo
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Odetta
(Singer)
Odetta
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Birthdate: December 31, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: December 2, 2008
 32 
Diana DeGarmo
(Singer-songwriter)
Diana DeGarmo
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Birthdate: June 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
 33 
Vern Gosdin
(Singer, Musician)
Vern Gosdin
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Birthdate: August 5, 1934
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 28, 2009
 34 
Mereba
(Singer)
Mereba
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Birthdate: May 12, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
 35 
Freddie Hart
(Musician)
Freddie Hart
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Birthdate: December 21, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: October 27, 2018
 36 
William King
(Singer)
William King
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Birthdate: January 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Charles Elzer Loudermilk
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Birthdate: July 7, 1927
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 26, 2011
 38 
Dan Penn
(Singer, Songwriter)
Dan Penn
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Birthdate: November 16, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Rachel Wammack
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Birthdate: 1995 AD
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Louisiana Red
(Guitarist)
Louisiana Red
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Birthdate: March 23, 1932
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 25, 2012
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Rocky Roberts
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Birthdate: August 23, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: January 14, 2005
 42 
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
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Ti Taylor
(Rapper)
Ti Taylor
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Birthdate: August 7, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
 44 
Daysha Taylor
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Birthdate: December 25, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 45 
Dorothy Love Coates
(Gospel singer)
Dorothy Love Coates
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Birthdate: January 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: April 9, 2002
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Nell Rankin
(Operatic Soprano)
Nell Rankin
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Birthdate: January 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: January 13, 2005
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Breaunna Womack
(Musical Artist)
Breaunna Womack
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Birthdate: March 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Aries
 48 
Chase Ryan
(Pop Singer)
Chase Ryan
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Birthdate: January 30, 1991
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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George Lewis Scott
(Singer)
George Lewis Scott
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Birthdate: March 18, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: March 9, 2005