Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama, in 2009.
The band originated when lead singer-guitarist Brittany Howard and bassist Zac Cockrell,
both then attending East Limestone High School near Athens in Limestone County, Alabama,
began meeting after school to write songs.
Roots rock, garage rock, soul, Americana, blues rock
They originally went by 'The Shakes',
but later added Alabama to their name to differentiate themselves
from other bands also calling themselves The Shakes.
Brittany Howard lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Zac Cockrell bass guitar, vocals
Heath Fogg lead guitar, vocals
Steve Johnson drums, percussion, vocals
Did You Know
Their songs have been featured in such movies as
Silver Linings Playbook (2012),
12 Years a Slave (2013)
A Long Way Down (2014)
Alabama Shakes Awards
Grammy Award for Best Rock Song & Best Rock Performance - Don't Wanna Fight
Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album & Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical - Sound & Color
Americana Music Honors & Award for Emerging Artist of the Year