rock The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time  

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Using elements of rock, country and blues, Southern rock is a genre that (you guessed it) came from the Southern part of the United States and is one of the most popular subgenres of rock music. The best Southern rock bands are among the greatest rock bands of all time and with good reason. The best Southern rock songs are part of the great American songbook and are some of the most well regarded tunes in history. As for Southern rock, it is defined by boogie rhythms, thunderous guitar solos, heavy jams and lyrical content that tackle Southern culture and Southern pride. As Southern rock has evolved over the years, it's come to feature elements of garage rock and even metal. 

So, what are the best Southern rock bands? Any list of Southern rock bands has to include names like the Allman Brothers Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Molly Hatchet, Drive-by Truckers and the Black Crowes. When you think of Southern rock, you generally think of these classic bands. New Southern rock bands come and go, but these bands have hits that audiences love to sing along with and are not easily forgotten. Southern rock is a genre that's become well regarded by music fans due to these Southern rock bands and how important of role they had in shaping rock music.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best Southern rock bands. If you notice that someone is missing from this list of Southern rock bands, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Southern rock bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest Southern rock musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular southern rock bands that you might've heard of. 
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Lynyrd Skynyrd 
                    is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Lynyrd Skynyrd Outlaw country, Blues-rock, Boogie rock

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The Allman Brothers Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Allman Brothers Band Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

3
+ - 640 126
The Marshall Tucker Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Marshall Tucker Band Rock music, Country rock, Rock and roll

4
+ - 738 125
ZZ Top 
                    is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
ZZ Top Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

5
+ - 524 152
Molly Hatchet 
                    is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Molly Hatchet Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

6
+ - 464 100
The Outlaws 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Outlaws Rock music, Country rock, Country

7
+ - 454 111
Charlie Daniels 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Charlie Daniels Outlaw country, Rock music, Country rock

8
+ - 463 120
38 Special 
                    is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
38 Special Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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+ - 376 104
Blackfoot 
                    is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blackfoot Rock music, Heavy metal, Southern rock

10
+ - 351 155
The Black Crowes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Black Crowes Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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+ - 244 106
Atlanta Rhythm Section 
                    is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Atlanta Rhythm Section Rock music, Folk rock, Southern rock

12
+ - 374 132
The Doobie Brothers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Doobie Brothers Swamp pop, Heartland rock, Rock music

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+ - 217 78
The Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Band Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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+ - 164 64
The Georgia Satellites 
                    is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Georgia Satellites Rock music, Southern rock

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+ - 317 118
Blackberry Smoke 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blackberry Smoke Country rock, Country, Southern rock

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Blues-rock, New Wave, Classic rock

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+ - 230 106
Gov't Mule 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Gov't Mule Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Eagles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Eagles Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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+ - 225 156
Alabama 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Alabama Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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+ - 179 77
Pure Prairie League 
                    is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Pure Prairie League Country rock, Country

21
+ - 211 92
Black Oak Arkansas 
                    is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Black Oak Arkansas Rock music

22
+ - 135 82
The Kentucky Headhunters 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Kentucky Headhunters Country rock, Country, Southern rock

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+ - 157 60
The Rossington Collins Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Rossington Collins Band Blues-rock, Rock music, Christian rock

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The Fabulous Thunderbirds 
                    is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Fabulous Thunderbirds Blues-rock, Rock music, Texas blues

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+ - 136 82
Wet Willie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Wet Willie Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Southern rock

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Hank Williams, Jr. 
                    is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Hank Williams, Jr. Outlaw country, Country rock, Country

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David Allan Coe 
                    is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
David Allan Coe Outlaw country, Rock music, Heavy metal

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+ - 153 81
Warren Haynes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Warren Haynes Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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+ - 145 76
Canned Heat 
                    is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Canned Heat Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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+ - 130 98
Drive-By Truckers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Drive-By Truckers Rock music, Alternative rock, Alternative country

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+ - 148 97
Zac Brown Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Zac Brown Band Americana, Folk rock, Country rock

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+ - 67 26
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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+ - 71 56
Humble Pie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Humble Pie Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Kid Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kid Rock Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal

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+ - 82 108
Alabama Shakes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Alabama Shakes Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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+ - 78 86
North Mississippi Allstars 
                    is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
North Mississippi Allstars Blues-rock, Jam band, Southern rock

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+ - 131 67
Kenny Wayne Shepherd 
                    is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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Grinderswitch 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Grinderswitch Rock music

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+ - 35 18
Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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+ - 21 26
Doc Holliday 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Doc Holliday Rock music

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+ - 67 63
Hank Williams III 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Hank Williams III Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

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+ - 88 138
Kings of Leon 
                    is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kings of Leon Blues-rock, Rock music, Garage rock

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+ - 104 73
Black Stone Cherry 
                    is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Black Stone Cherry Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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The Amazing Rhythm Aces 
                    is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Amazing Rhythm Aces Country rock, Soft rock, Southern rock

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Blues Traveler 
                    is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blues Traveler Adult album alternative, Blues-rock, Rock music

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+ - 21 29
Cadillac Three 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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+ - 55 82
My Morning Jacket 
                    is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
My Morning Jacket Heartland rock, Rock music, Country rock

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+ - 11 15
Jason & The Scorchers 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Jason & The Scorchers Rock music, Country rock, Alternative country