50 songs from Alabama musicians of 2019 you should know


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A few things that Alabama music has given us this year: a solo supernova; the return of the last great rebels of southern rock; a rap star is born; writing songs that build a legacy; and a new wave of solo groups and acts.

Recently, I spent a few days compiling a list of 50 songs from 2019 that distilled all of this and beyond.

There are names in bold on this list and some that you probably haven’t heard of.

But listen to the clips below and rest assured the stars are shining and the talent is rising.

Of course, artists with ties to Alabama released over 50 good tracks in 2018.

If your favorite wasn’t included here, let us know the song title, artist name, and what city in Alabama this artist is from, in the comments section, and we’ll consider it for a future. blanket.

Some songs contain language that some listeners might find offensive.

“Stay high” Brittany Howard

The native of Athens goes solo with a sublime art-R & B track.

“I wish I could write you a song” John Paul White

Florence’s composer hums an instant classic.

“Armageddon’s Back in Town” Drive-By Truckers

Patterson Hood and his team, originally from Shoals, combine noise and intelligence like few other Southern rockers.

Holiday shots “She’s got a machine”

Birmingham group’s Olympic-level alt-rawk.

Silver fern “Lantern”

The Huntsville combo makes a translucent bedroom pop.

Chika “Very High”

The Montgomery native turns her origin story into a soul-rap emerald.

“Wherever you go” Dee White

Native Slapout’s silky voice is a natural wonder.

“Anything I wanted (thanks anyway)” Allison Moorer

Moving songs / lyrics on Stonesy guitars, from the singer / songwriter born in Mobile.

“Blue Pill Blues” Early James

The Birmingham artist’s first single for the label of Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach is a blues-pop nugget.

“Memories Lover” Bailey Ingle

The Hoover singer exudes radio-country talent.

“Born Again” Dylan LeBlanc (with The Pollies)

Crystal clear voice of the former resident of Muscle Shoals, with the help of the power-pop group from Florence.

The “faithful” king Kwofi

Hip-hop from Huntsville with a jazz soul.

“Shivering Shivering” Damon Johnson

Geraldine Pride teams up with Huntsville rock poet Johnny Blade for a staccato guitar anthem.

“Thick Rubber Gloves” Hollywood Horses

In sparkly shoes, the Birmingham band dances the line between edge and polish.

“Pills ‘n’ Paper” BB Palmer

Lee County Outlaw Country Singer’s Stoned Ballad

“Only God knows” Yung Bleu

The mobile rapper testifies in the Auto-Tune church.

“Trial” The dirty clergy

Rock band Winfield build their dark jangle on a reverberating drenched roar.

“Everything has changed” Amy McCarley

The Huntsville Americana songwriter draws on Sheryl Crow.

“Brother Ford” Brad Armstrong

A former Birmingham resident builds a beard folk saga.

“Ultraviolet” Darien Omar

Nighttime synth-pop from the Huntsville singer.

“Tell me what you want (I want it)” Commodore Carver

Florence’s band to watch brings soft grooves, sticky songs and skyscraper choruses.

“Not tonight” Taylor Hunnicutt

The Birmingham country-rocker throws a moving rasp on a silver pedalboard and organ swell.

“Ebb and flow” Victoria Jones

The Huntsville singer’s intimate R&B lounge ballad.

Darker “Skin”

The Birmingham duo’s garage-grunge raver makes skulls and windows vibrate.

“Broken Wing” The Prescriptions

A sprawling star of the first band founded by Birmingham for Florence’s label Single Lock Records.

“Images of love” AA Bondy

The Birmingham native gave us a muffled groover.

“Shake It” 5ive O’Clock Charlie

Blue jean rockers from Huntsville build a mountain from a mandolin.

“Moon fever” Preston Lovinggood

Birmingham’s elite indie rock.

“I can’t afford it” The Golden Flakes

Shaggy squirms around underground rockers in Huntsville.

“Surrounded” The Ladies Of …

Shimmering dance-rock from the multi-city collective featuring former members of the Alabama bands Storm Orphans and Autumn Lords.

“The story must continue” Adam Holt

Loxley guitar-man’s blues track evokes the handcrafted appeal of Chris Stapleton’s hits.

“The Ocean” Molly Thomas and Rare Birds

Rootsy Mobile’s hoedown features a trippy Rick Hirsch guitar from Wet Willie.

“Continue” Dollie Meredith

Huntsville vocalist’s cloud-colored mall-pop.

“On the fence” 53 judges

A Decatur quartet that does hard rock well, and if they continue to carve their craft, expect considerable things from them.

Tyger from the “Weather” space

Singer Arty Florence has the heart of a synthesizer.

“Sweet Thang” Phil J.

Summer R&B and FM-ripe from Mobile Act.

Free “Fools Gold” ally

The soul-folk singer from Huntsville goes electro-rock for the top cut of her 2019 record “Rise”.

“On the move” Josh Allison

The Huntsville singer makes organic R&B worthy of a vintage record.

“Eden” Venture Boi

The Birmingham combo cut a synth-pop mini-movie.

“Asbury” West means house

The emotional rocker of the Florence group sounds like a big arena.

“Halfway” The stream and the bluff

If this Birmingham band doesn’t end up making someone a lot of money, today’s recording world is getting it all wrong.

“Spinning Wheel” by Maria Taylor

Exquisite, dancing indie-pop from the ethereal, Birmingham-born singer.

Alien dangers “Locked in the glass”

The rockers of Florence make melancholy juggles.

“Nature” Elley Duhé

The Dauphin Island native is a pop alien.

“Race car” pond diver

Vocal hooks, guitar lift and stable grooves galore in this Florence outfit.

Lady’s legs “Wasted Emotion”

Birmingham rockers return with a dynamic and dynamic fit.

Rain Jay Dot “Big Bank”

The rapper from Huntsville is targeting a fat pimp.

“Serious how I can be a ‘Drop Diver’

The Decatur / Huntsville scales channel the garage-gold.

“Good pious woman” Red clay goes astray

On this nasal stomp, the group Mobile distills the heat of their concerts.

“I’m not running away” Will Kimbrough

An astonishing folk-rock by Mobile tunesmith.

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