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"I always felt out of place. I wasn't a cool kid, but I wasn't a nerd. I had trouble finding my place. But when I found the music, I had a place of my own." — Brittany Howard
- Members: Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Heath Fogg, and Steve Johnson
- Formed 2009, in Athens, Alabama
- The group's debut album, Boys & Girls, in 2012, was an almost instant sensation, with the propulsive single, "Hold On," introducing Howard's fiery vocals and feverish guitar playing. Boys & Girls peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200.
- Alabama Shakes earned their first GRAMMY nods for 2012, including a nomination for Best New Artist. The band notched their first three wins at the 58th GRAMMY Awards in 2016. Frontwoman Brittany Howard made a memorable appearance on the 55th GRAMMY Awards in 2013 paying tribute to the Band's Levon Helm with Elton John, Mavis Staples, Zac Brown, Mumford & Sons, and T Bone Burnett.
- Brittany Howard had a day job working at the Athens post office before Alabama Shakes took off.
- In 2013 Alabama Shakes participated in a GRAMMY U SoundChecks event in Los Angeles. The band hosted a question-and-answer session with local students and performed live.
- Alabama Shakes have worked to benefit charities such as the Clinton Global Initiative to Keep a Child Alive and Teen Cancer America.