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MUSIC ACHIEVERS




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JIMMY HALL - Mobile, Alabama
-Lead singer for Wet Willie, one of the South's premier rock groups of the 70's
-Biggest hit "Keep On Smilin'" #10

RICK HALL-- Franklin County, Alabama
-Known as the "Father of Muscle Shoals Music"
-Co-founder of FAME Recording Studios
-Produced such songs as Mac Davis' "Baby Don't Get Hooked On Me" and Jerry Reeds' "She Got The Gold Mine"

VICTORIA HALLMAN - Mobile, Alabama
-Lead vocalist with Buck Owens' "Buckaroos"
-Regular on the TV show "Hee Haw"

W.C. HANDY-- Florence, Alabama
-Known as the "Father of the Blues"
-1st to publish music in blues form and wrote many hits such as "St. Louis Blues"

JAMES HARMAN - Anniston, Alabama
-One of the leading white harmonica players
-Bar-band brand of blues

EMMYLOU HARRIS-- Birmingham, Alabama
-1st album was released in 1975 and included a number one single, "If I Could Only Win Your Love"
-Co-wrote "Boulder To Birmingham"with Rodney Crowell
-Joined Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt for the Grammy winning album "Trio" in 1987

FREDDIE HART - Lochapoka, Alabama
-Signature hit "Easy Lovin" won two Grammy Awards and named "Song of the Year" by CMA in 1971 & 1972

ERSKINE HAWKINS-- Birmingham, Alabama
-Composer and trumpet player whose jazzy number "Tuxedo Junction" became the most popular song of the World War II era

ROGER HAWKINS-- Sheffield, Alabama
-Drummer with Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section
-Founder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios
-Co-Producer of Mel And Tim's "Starting All Over Again," Paul Simon, Bob Seger and others

CHARLIE HAYWARD - Holt, Alabama
-Bass player with the Charlie Daniels Band
-Worked with other band members in composing and arranging many of the bands biggest hits, "Devil Went Down To Georgia"

SHELTON "SCAD" HEMPHILL - Birmingham, Alabama
-Trumpet with Bessie Smith early 1924
-Played with Benny Carter, Chick Webb, Louis Armstrong, & Duke Ellington

FRANK "HAYWOOD" HENRY - Birmingham, Alabama
-Saxophone/clarinet/flute
-Worked with Erskine Hawkins Band, Tiny Grimes, Earl Hines, & the NY Jazz Repertory Company

TY HERNDON - Butler, Alabama
-Named Texas Entertainer of the Year in 1993
-Nominated for or won just about every Best New Male award

KELSO HERSTON - Florence, Alabama
-Consummate "Music Man" session musician on over 200 artists
-Producer of over 50 top recording artists
-Publisher of over 100 songs
-Responsible for over 5000 nationally acclaimed commercial jingles.

JAKE HESS-- Athens, Alabama
-Known as "Mr. Gospel Music"
-Sang at the funerals of both Hank Williams and Elvis Presley
-Founding father of the National Quartet Convention

TEDDY HILL - Birmingham, Alabama
-Played with Bessie Smith in early 1920's
-Formed his own band in 1932 with Dizzy Gillespie and other top players
-Managed Minton's Playhouse and presided over the emergence of bebop

DONNA HILLEY - Birmingham, Alabama
-Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer with Sony/Tree International Publishing
-Developed the gospel branch of Tree Publishing

EDDIE HINTON - Tuscaloosa, Alabama
-Session musician/singer/songwriter
-Distinctive guitar on numerous Muscle Shoals recording sessions
-Known as "white Otis Redding" for vocal style

WENDY HOLCOMBE - Alabaster, Alabama
-Began her career playing banjo on the Grand Ole Opry at age 12
-Toured with Jim Ed Brown and Jerry Clower
-Forced to retire at 18 due to health problems, died at age 23

DAVID HOOD-- Sheffield, Alabama
Bassist with Muscle Shoals Sound Rhythm Section, founder of Muscle Shoals Sound Studios,
Producer of Blackfoot, Smith Perkins Smith, co-producer Paul Simon, Bob Seger and others.

PAUL HORNSBY-- Elba, Alabama
-Played with Duane and Gregg Allman in the band, The Hourglass
-Produced Charlie Daniels' "Fire On The Mountain"
-Also produced "The South's Gonna Do It Again"

LOTTICE HOWELL-- Moundville, Alabama
-A great beauty and thrilling soprano voice
-Worked under Irving Berlin in a show featuring Fanny Brice and The Marx Brothers
-Appeared with Charlie Chaplin on the RKO Vaudeville Circuit
-Performed on stages throughout America, including Broadway and on the silver screen in Hollywood

JIMMY HUGHES - Leighton, Alabama
-Soul singer inaugurating the FAME Record label with "Steal Away" hit in 1964

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AchieverStyleInstrumentWorked WithDate Of BirthDate Of DeathPlace Of BirthHome
Hacker, AngelaCountryVocalsRussellville, AL
Hacker, DannyCountryGuitar, VocalsHacker BrothersRussellville, AL
Hale, OwenCountry, RockDrumsBill Haley, Jerry ReedLumberton, MSMuscle Shoals, AL
Hall, DonnaCountry, RockVocalsWet WillieMobile, AL
Hall, JackCountry, RockBass, VocalsWet Willie3/25/47Mobile, AL
Hall, JimmyCountry, RockVocals, HarmonicaWet WillieMobile, AL
Hall, MarkCountrySongwriterMuscle Shoals, AL
Hall, MarthaJazzVocals, BandleaderFess WhatleyBirmingham, AL
Hall, RickCountry, Pop, R&B, RockProducer, PublisherFAME Studios1/31/32MSPhil Campbell, AL
Hall, VeraBluesVocalsFolkways19061/29/64Livingston, AL
Hall, Walter "Shorty"Country, PopGuitar, Songwriter4/5/27Rock Mills, ALRoanoke, AL
Hallman, VictoriaPop, CountryVocalsBuck Owens, Hee HawMobile, AL
Hamil, HowardCountryFiddle19171992Ashland, AL
Hamilton, JoeCountryBass GuitarHank Williams, Jr.Russellville, AL
Hamilton, RogerCountryVocalsWinterhaven, FLFlorence, AL
Hamilton, Y.Z.Bluegrass, CountryFiddleRandolph Co., AL
Hamm, GregRock, Country, R&BEngineerMSS StudiosFlorence, AL
Hammet, MelaniePopVocalsOlympic Village 1996Mobile, AL
Hammett, RogerCountry, BluegrassBanjoGrandpa Jones, Bill MonroeWedowee, AL
Hammons, WynnCountryVocalsFt. Payne, AL
Hamner, Thomas J. Jr.JazzTromboneU of A Symphony Orch.10/5/27Birmingham, ALTuscaloosa, AL
Hampton, LionelJazzVibes4/20/08Louisville, KYBirmingham, AL
Hand, EdieBroadwayVocals1951Red Bay, AL
Handley, JessieCountryAL
Handy, W.C.Blues, JazzCornet, Piano11/16/18733/28/58Florence, AL
Handy, William WiseJazz1977Birmingham, AL
Hankins, Paul "Tall"BluesVocals, Piano, Guitar3/20/37Mobile, AL
Happy Goodman FamilyGospelGroupAlbertville, AL
Hardin, WilburJazzTrumpetBirmingham, AL
Hardy, Evelyn BeaversGospel, SpiritualVocalsGospel HarmonettesAL
Harman, JamesR&B, BluesHarmonica, Vocals6/8/46Anniston, AL
Harper, MurrayJazzSaxophoneFess WhatleyBirmingham, AL
Harris, EmmylouCountryVocalsGram Parsons4/2/47Birmingham, AL
Harris, JimmieJazzTrumpetErskine HawkinsBirmingham, AL
Harris, MarkGospelVocals4HimMobile, AL
Harris, Richard "Dicky"JazzTromboneSammy Davis11/15/18Birmingham, AL
Harris, ShadJazzPiano, Arranger, ComposerFess WhatleyBirmingham, AL
Harris, StewartCountrySongwriterBirmingham, AL
Hart, FreddieCountryVocals12/21/26Lochapok, AL
Hart, StaceyCountryVocalsRussellville, AL
Harvey-Richie, BrendaSongwriter, ProducerTuscaloosa, AL
Hatcher, RogerR&BVocals, SongwriterEdwin Starr's Brother9/29/46Birmingham, AL
Hawkins, ErskineJazzTrumpet, Composer, LeaderBama State Collegians7/26/1411/11/93Birmingham, AL
Hawkins, OsieOperaVocalsAL
Hawkins, RogerRock, R&B, Country, PopDrumsMSS Rhythm Section10/16/45Mishawaka, INSheffield, AL
Hayes, RobertBassDB Records, Jody Grind19664/19/92AL
Hayward, CharlieCountryBassCharlie Daniels, Gregg AllmanHolt, AL
Heart of Dixie BandCountryGroupJean SheppardAthens, AL
HeartlandCountryGroupMadison, AL
Hefner, BillGospelVocals - TenorThe HarvestersBoaz, AL
Helms, DonCountrySteel Guitar, VocalsDrifting Cowboys2/28/27New Brockton, AL
Hemphill, Shelton "Scad"JazzTrumpetLouis Armstrong,Bessie Smith3/16/0612/59Birmingham, AL
Henderson, BillyCountrySongwriterAndalusia, AL
Henderson, MaryOperaMezzo SopranoAL
Hendon, KeevelCountryAL
Hennis, MartyGospelSongwriterSandi PattiChatom, AL
Henri's NotionsCeltic, FolkGroupTuscaloosa, AL
Henry, Frank "Haywood"JazzSax, Clarinet, FluteErskine Hawkins, Earl Hines1/7/099/15/94Birmingham, AL
Hensley, J. EarleJazzPromoterAL Jazz Hall of FameBirmingham, AL
Henson, TimPop, Rock, R&BPiano, Keyboards, SongwriterPete Carr, Muscle Shoals StudiosChattanooga, TNMuscle Shoals, AL
Herndon, MarkCountryDrumsAlabamaMAFort Payne, AL
Herndon, TyCountryVocals5/2/62Meridian, MSButler, AL
Herston, KelsoCountry, PopGuitar, ProducerSonny James, Roy OrbisonFlorence, AL
Hess, JakeGospelVocalsImperials, Statesmen Quartet12/24/27Athens, ALHaleyville, AL
Hester, HootCountryAL
Hicks, HenryJazzTromboneEdgar Hayes, Benny Carter19041950Birmingham, AL
Hiett, FrankieGospelAL
Higginbotham, GuyRockAL
Higginbotham, LeeCountrySongwriterErnie Ashworth, Porter WagnerLim Rock, ALScottsboro, AL
High CaliberChristian, CountryGroupaka The Family BandRainsville, AL
Hightower, WillieR&BVocals, CornetFAME StudioGadsden, AL
Hill, DonR&B, JazzAlto SaxTreniersAL
Hill, HallerinR&BSongwriterFor RealHuntsville, AL
Hill, JamesGospelVocalsFairfield Four1917Bessemer, AL
Hill, Matthew D.CountryFiddle1915Pinson, AL
Hill, TeddyJazzTenor Sax, Band LeaderFess Whatley, Savoy Ballroom12/7/095/19/78Birmingham, AL
Hilley, DonnaCountryPublisherTree Publishing Co.Montevello, AL
Hines, LeoJazzTrumpetOwls Night Club1914Birmingham, AL
Hinton, EddieR&B, RockVocals, Guitar, PianoMuscle Shoals Studios7/28/95Tuscaloosa, AL
Hinton, Wilbur H. "Bodie" Jr.Marching BandConductorBand Masters Hall of Fame 19761/28/21Tuscaloosa, ALAuburn, AL
Hirsch, RickyRock, Pop, JazzGuitar, VocalsWet Willie6/8/46Atlanta, GAMobile, AL
Hodge, CharlieRock, PopGuitar, Background VocalsElvis PresleyDecatur, AL
Hodgens, DeloresClassical, JazzPianoCarnie HallBirmingham, AL
Hogan, BillyCountrySongwriterErnie Ashworth10/10/336/6/94Elkmont, ALAnniston, AL
Hogan, KevinCountryBass GuitarTanya Tucker, Waylon Jennings1955Huntsville, AL
Holcombe, WendyCountryBanjo, FiddleErnest Tubb4/19/632/14/87Alabaster, AL
Holden, EdselPop, JazzVocals, Trumpet, TromboneCliff Barnes, Sammy KayeAthens, AL
Holder, JoeyPop, Rock, Jazz, CountryKeyboardsMuscle Shoals StudiosFlorence, AL
Holland, JamesCountry, GospelVocalsaka "Mr. Gospel Music" 4 times2/22/27Huntsville, AL
Holland, SteveRockMolly HatchetDothan, AL
Hollis, D. DixHillbillyFiddleParamount RecordsLamar County, AL
Holly, KelvinRock, CountryGuitarLittle RichardNJFlorence, AL
Holmes, ClentCountryGuitarDrifting CowboysChatom, AL
Holmes, ClydeCountryFiddle, MandolinCherokee TwinsChatom, AL
Holmes, WarrenGospelBass VocalsBlackwood BrothersNew Hope, AL
Holston, HenryGospelTenor VocalsSterling Jubilee SingersBessemer, AL
Hood, BobbyCountrySongwriterMuscle Shoals, AL
Hood, DavidRock, R&B, CountryBassMSS Rhythm Section9/21/43Sheffield, AL
Hood, PatersonRockVocals, Songwriter, GuitarDrive By TruckersFlorence, AL
Hood, RayCountryGuitar, Vocals1962Dora, AL
Hooker, JamesCountry, RockKeyboardsAmazing Rhythm Aces7/20/48Winnesboro, SCFlorence, AL
Hope, LynnJazz, BluesSaxophone9/26/26Birmingham, AL
Hopkins, JeromeJazzPianoBillie HollidayTuscaloosa, AL
Horn, JimR&BAL
Hornsby, PaulCountry, RockKeyboardsCapricorn Records8/26/44Elba, AL
Horton, BobbyFolkBanjo, GuitarThree On A String1950Birmingham, AL
Horton, GaylonPopPublisherMovie soundtracks6/3/95
Horton, Robert H.JazzTromboneFess Whatley, Cootie Williams9/8/1899Birmingham, AL
HourglassRockGroupAllman BrothersDecatur, AL
Houston, MiltonR&BGuitaraka Boston BlackiePanola, AL
Houston, SeetmanR&BGuitarBoston Blackie's brotherPanola, AL
Howard, DelorisGospelAL
Howard, Mildred MadisonGospelGospel HarmonettesAL
Howard, PleshetteGospelAL
Howard, SamuelClassical, JazzPianoCarnegie HallBirmingham, AL
Howard, YolandaGospelAL
Howell, LotticeBroadway, OperaVocalsBroadway1982Moundville, AL
Hrabe, William "Billy"Marching BandConductorBand Masters Hall of Fame 19761880Cuba, KSMontgomery, AL
Hudson, GeorgeJazzTromboneBirmingham, AL
Hudson, George (2)JazzTrumpet, BandleaderBirmingham, AL
Hudson, Henry LeeCountryFiddle1907AL
Hudson, LathamCountrySongwriterGrammy 1985Sylacauga, AL
Hudson, RobCountryGuitar, VocalsElba, AL
Hues CorporationGospelGroupFairchild, AL
Huggins, William PatrickRock6/24/52Guntersville, AL
Hughes, JimmyR&BVocalsPercy Sledge's cousin1938Florence, AL
Hunt, D.A.Vocals, GuitarSun Records5/29Mumford, AL
Hunter, AlanVJMTVBirmingham, AL
Huntsville Symphony OrchClassicalGroupHuntsville, AL
Hurricane CreekBluegrassGroupDecatur, AL

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