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

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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

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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

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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

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Charlie Daniels 
                    is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Charlie Daniels Outlaw country, Rock music, Country rock

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The Outlaws 
                    is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Outlaws Rock music, Country rock, Country

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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Tom Petty and the Heartbreaker... 
                    is listed (or ranked) 15 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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Gov't Mule 
                    is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Gov't Mule Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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Alabama 
                    is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Alabama Country pop, Pop music, Rock music

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Blackberry Smoke 
                    is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Blackberry Smoke Country rock, Country, Southern rock

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Eagles 
                    is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Eagles Country pop, Rock music, Folk rock

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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

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

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The Rossington Collins Band 
                    is listed (or ranked) 22 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 Kentucky Headhunters 
                    is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
The Kentucky Headhunters Country rock, Country, Southern 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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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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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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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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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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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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Humble Pie 
                    is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Humble Pie Blues-rock, Boogie rock, Rock music

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The Ozark Mountain Daredevils 
                    is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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Alabama Shakes 
                    is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Alabama Shakes Americana, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Kid Rock 
                    is listed (or ranked) 35 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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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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Grinderswitch 
                    is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Grinderswitch Rock music

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd 
                    is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Kenny Wayne Shepherd Blues-rock, Rock music, Blues

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Doc Holliday 
                    is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Doc Holliday Rock music

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Hank Williams III 
                    is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Hank Williams III Outlaw country, Americana, Psychobilly

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Susan Tedeschi & Derek Trucks 
                    is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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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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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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Cadillac Three 
                    is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time

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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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Paul Davis 
                    is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Paul Davis Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Pop rock

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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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Restless Heart 
                    is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rock Bands of All Time
Restless Heart Adult contemporary music, Country pop, Pop music