1. I forgot about them. Thank you for including them. Donna

      1. What about Bobby Horton? He played in the band Three on a String, and he has provided music for many of Ken Burns’ documentaries.

  1. Not surprised that 3 of the last 13 winners were from Alabama! Look at the number of top 10 finalists from Alabama and Mississippi in the Miss America pageant! Most were also singers.

  2. […] Fayette is about an hour’s drive from Jasper,  the home C. J. Harris, another of the three Alabama finalists in the top nine. Both Fayette and Jasper are around 150 miles from Slapout, Alabama, home of the third Alabama contestant, Jessica Meuse. […]

  3. […] Alabama has always had quite a number of musicians who have captured the international spotlight and I won’t name them all again since you can see a list  I’m compiling in a recent blog. […]

  4. Pretty! This has been an incredibly wonderrful post.
    Thanks for providing this information.

  5. Percy Sledge, Leighton, AL

  6. David Ruffin from “The Temptations”.

  7. There were names on this list that were surprising to me.

  8. Always believed Tammy Wynette was from Red Bay, know different now!

  9. Tommy Shaw, Freddie Hart, Jamey Johnson, Bobby Goldsboro, Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, many others.

  10. Skyline farms band, in the picture above,Walter Holt to the left, and my dad Chester Allen on the right,the Skyline farms band performed for The President in Washington DC in 1938, they were the first band to do this kind of music, and song and the square team also took to the stage on the white house lawn with them.

    1. Thank you for identifying the people in the picture and adding additional information. We wrote a series of stories about Skyline Farms with photographs some time back. http://alabamapioneers.com/skyline-farms/#sthash.cwnddcJU.dpbs I bet you recognize all the people in the pictures.

  11. Toni Tenille, of “The Captain and Tennille,” from Montgomery.

  12. Jenni Pruett Pell City

  13. I see one blaring “left out” musician….Dean Daughtry from Kinston, AL. Dean is an excellent keyboard player and vocalist who worked with the Candymen when they were Roy Orbison’s backup band. Later, he was a member of the Classics IV with such hits as Spooky, Stormy, Traces and Everyday With You Girl. Dean moved on to play with the Atlanta Rhythm Section with such songs as Doraville, Champagne Jam and Imaginary Lover. Dean is still with the Atlanta Rhythm Section.

  14. Caleb Johnson who won American idol 13 his family is from muscle shoals ALABAMA

    1. Wikipedia says he is from North Carolina.

    2. Yes he is but his father is from ALABAMA that the connection i was making .

  15. The one and only Hank Williamsfrom Montgomery I believe Sonny James Hackleburg .! Jake Hess Haleyville.!!

    1. I missed the list.!! Would love to see it.!!!

      1. Click on the picture and you will see the list after the film.

  16. Willard Whitaker, fiddle, Huntsville AL

  17. Jeanne Pruett (Satin Sheets) – Pell City., Vestal Goodman (The Happy Goodman’s-Fyfe. , Vernon Derrick (Member Country Music hall of Fame-Fiddle)., Arab.

  18. What about Lionel Ritchie,Alabama Shakes,the band Alabama, Hank Williams Jr.

    1. All but Hank Williams, Jr. are on the list. I don;t know how I forgot him.

  19. Melba Montgomery was born in Tenn but grew up in Florence. https://youtu.be/j0GmaR8L9jE

  20. Mark Harris of the Christian group 4HIM, the group TRUTH directed by Roger Breland, and in there somewhere you must include the company Integrity. These people impacted the world with music, all from Mobile.

  21. Wendy Holcomb-Blosser ~ banjo picker from Alabaster, Alabama who became a Grand Ole Opry star at age 13.

  22. William Lee Golden – The Oak Ridge Boys

  23. Alabama Pioneers, my grandfather Curtis L. Stewart from #Jasper, #Alabama, wrote and had published over 200 songs in a 70 year #songwriting career that started in 1935. His most famous song was recorded in 19 different languages and by greats like Charley Pride, Bill Monroe, and Alabama’s own Hank Williams.

    He was a #WWII #Veteran, and sadly lost the copyright to his song for many years while others collected the profits in it’s best years. He later got the copyright back. He passed away in 2005, and I, along with some relatives are attempting to get him recognized for his contributions to #music in this state.

    Visit our page at http://www.facebook.com/CurtisStewartSongs and help us get the attention of the Alabama’s Music Hall of Fame.

  24. Hank Williams Jr’s son is also a musician. He preforms as Hank III. He has both a country band and a punk band 🙂

    He’s a link to the youtube video for his song Mississippi Mud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IumNz3-8FU

  25. Must add Tommy Shaw of Styx & Pieces of Eight.

  26. Adam Chance, who is a member of the acapella group Home Free is from Alabama. Home Free just released a music video “God Bless the USA,’ featuring Lee Greenwood and the United States Air Force Band Singing Sergeants.

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