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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.
Brittany Howard - lead vocals, rhythm guitar
Zac Cockrell - bass guitar, vocals
Heath Fogg - lead guitar, vocals
Steve Johnson - drums, percussion, vocals
Name Origin:
They originally went by 'The Shakes', but later added Alabama to their name to differentiate themselves from other bands also calling themselves The Shakes.
From: Athens, Alabama
Genre(s): Roots rock, garage rock, soul, Americana, blues rock
Active From: 2009-present
Did You Know:
• Their songs have been featured in such movies as
Silver Linings Playbook (2012),
12 Years a Slave (2013) and
A Long Way Down (2014)
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
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