Who Are Alabama’s Favorite Country Singers?

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Few areas share the level of love that the Yellowhammer State has for country music, with chart-topping artists like Zach Bryan, Blake Shelton and Luke Combs all calling Alabama home.  

The state’s deep connection to the genre dates back past the days of Lynyrd Skynyrd, to when Southern music delved from the agrarian roots of the region, allowing Alabama to take a deep a connection to country music as a genre as any in the United States.  

BetAlabama.com breaks away from Alabama sportsbooks and utilized Billboard.com’s 2022 Top Country Artists on the year-end charts to develop a list of the Top 50 country music artists. Once obtaining the list, we utilized Google Trends to find the most popular country music artists in the state of Alabama over the past 12 months (June 2022-June 2023). 

Alabama's Favorite Country Singers

Rank Country Singer Search Interest (compared to other topics in that time)
1Morgan Wallen 18
2 Walker Hayes 7
T-3 Chris Stapleton 6
T-3 Zach Bryan 6
T-5Blake Shleton 5
T-5Luke Combs 5

The Top Country Singers in Alabama

A 30-year-old rising star from Sneedville, Tennessee has taken the torch from past favorites like Garth Brooks and Brooks & Dunn in Alabama, with chart-topper Morgan Wallen taking the No. 1 spot in Alabama.  

Overall, Wallen drew a collective search interest of 18, which was nearly triple the next closest country singer (Walker Hayes, at 7), showing how popular the former “The Voice” star is in the state of Alabama.  

Other well-known country artists that finished in the top five in the state of Alabama were Hayes, who drew a search interest score of 7, followed by Bryan and Chris Stapleton (6 apiece), Shelton and Combs (who finished at 5 apiece).  

It appears that home isn’t where the home is for Hayes, who grew up in Mobile, as the only Alabama-born artist to crack the top-five couldn’t knock Wallen from his No. 1 spot in the state.  

The rest of the top five in Alabama hail from Oklahoma (Bryan and Shelton), Kentucky (Stapleton) or North Carolina (Combs) — showing how regional the origins of today’s country music superstars are in the long run.  

It seems that Wallen, who is riding high after his third studio album (One Thing at a Time) topped the Billboard 200 for 12 straight weeks, can count on residents of Alabama as loyal fans of his — despite the Tennessee native having few ties to the state.


Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan has been covering sports and sports betting for more than seven years, including stops at ArizonaSports.com, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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