Although we’re now halfway through 2011, it’s still time to enjoy “The Year of Alabama Music.”
The roots of American music run deep in Alabama, where blues, rock, country and jazz all trace their origins.
Today, the scene is vibrant as ever, producing superstar performers and an authentic vibe that music lovers travel the globe to experience.
Alabama is the home to many famous names in music, including:
- W.C. Handy – Father of the Blues
- Sam Phillips – Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer
Big Mama Thornton
Hank Williams Jr.
- Jimmie Rodgers – The Father of Country Music
- Lionel Ritchie – Soul & Pop Superstar
Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section
Nat King Cole
Listen to The Alabama Playlist to hear these & other music greats who trace their roots to the Heart of Dixie.
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