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Alabama Shakes

Alabama Shakes


Famous as :

Rock band

Birth Date :


Birth Place :

Athens, Alabama, US

Claim to fame :

Single "You Ain't Alone" (2011)


Alabama Shakes was formed in Athens, Alabama, in 2009. Before the band existed, lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard and Zac Cockrell who both attended East Limestone High School near Athens in Limestone County, Alabama used to meet after school to write songs. They later asked Steve Johnson, who was working at a local music store, to join the band. As a trio, they went to Clearwave Recording Studio with producer Jeremy Stephens in Decatur, Alabama to record some of the songs they'd written. Guitarist Heath Fogg joined the group after hearing their demo.

Though they had been focusing on original material, as the band began playing out, they added more cover songs. Under the name of The Shakes, they played classics by James Brown, Otis Redding, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC. "We had to find music we could all agree on and figure out how to play together," said Howard, "and that had a lot of influence on how we play now."

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Artist of the Week: Alabama Shakes

May 11, 2015 06:43:57 GMT

rose to stardom following the release of their debut album "". Since the set arrived in 2012, the group led by singer Brittany Howard has nabbed several Grammy nominations, graced the stage at the famous Coachella festival a few times and made a name for themselves as rock/alternative act.

Alabama Shakes Gets First No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 With 'Sound and Color'

April 30, 2015 01:47:50 GMT

scores their first No. 1 album on Billboard 200 with "". Nielsen Music reports that the group's newest studio effort, which was released on April 21, debuts atop the list with 96,000 equivalent album, 91,000 of which are pure album sales.

Video: Alabama Shakes Performs on 'Saturday Night Live'

March 01, 2015 19:56:39 GMT

served as a musical guest on the February 28 episode of "". The band delivered two songs, performing "Don't Wanna Fight" first before playing "Gimme All Your Love" later. Both were taken off their new studio album "".

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