Alabama Shakes is a roots rock band from Athens, Alabama. Core members Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Heath Fogg and Steve Johnson formed the group in 2009. In recent news, the group was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards in 2013 as well as performed on Saturday Night Live. The group released their debut full-length album in 2012 to widespread success.
Alabama Shakes is an American rock band formed in Athens, Alabama in 2009. The group consists of lead singer and guitarist Brittany Howard, guitarist Heath Fogg, bassist Zac Cockrell, keyboard player Ben Tanner, and drummer Steve Johnson.
In June 2012, the band played a closing set for the first night of the 2012 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. In July of that year, the band also performed at the Newport Folk Festival. “Boys & Girls” was awarded Gold Record status by the RIAA for sales of over 500,000 in the United States on March 13, 2013