"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.
  • 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.

 

Alabama Shakes

"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.
  • 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.

 

GRAMMY Award Results for Alabama Shakes

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Nominations
Best Rock Performance
Joe (Live From Austin City Limits)
 
Wins
Best Rock Performance
Don't Wanna Fight
Best Rock Song
Don't Wanna Fight
Best Alternative Music Album
Sound & Color
Nominations
Album Of The Year
Sound & Color
 
Nominations
Best Rock Performance
Always Alright
 
Nominations
Best New Artist
Best Rock Performance
Hold On

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