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HAL KEMP - Marion, Alabama
-Voted the "nation's favorite dance band" in 1935
-His orchestra was first to broadcast dance music from England to the U.S.
-Made over 400 recordings for Brunswick, Columbia and RCA Victor

EDDIE KENDRICKS-- Birmingham, Alabama
-One of the original members of the Temptations
-Sang lead on the group's first hit single, "The Way You Do The Things You Do"

BUDDY KILLEN-- Florence, Alabama
-Owner of Tree International, the largest country music publishing company in the world
-Nurtured such musical talents as Exile, Ronnie McDowell, Roger Miller, Dolly Parton, and Dottie West

AL KILLIAN - Birmingham, Alabama
-Trumpet with Teddy Hill, Don Redman, Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and Duke Ellington

STEVEN KIMBROUGH - Athens, Alabama
-Received the American Opera Auditions Award
-Awards from the Liederkranz and Corbett foundations have furthered his international career
-Starred in German TV musical production

FREDERICK KNIGHT - Birmingham, Alabama
-Classic 1972 hit "I've Been Lonely For So Long"
-Written and produced singles for Anita Ward including "Ring My Bell"

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AchieverStyleInstrumentWorked WithDate Of BirthDate Of DeathPlace Of BirthHome
Kay, MelissaCountryVocalsPorter WagonerEnterprise, AL
Keel, SarahCountry, BluegrassGrant, AL
Keith, LeonardCountryFiddle1922Mentone, AL
Kelly, H. AnnGospel, R&BVocalsHues Corporation4/24/47Fairchild, AL
Kemp, James Harold "Hal"JazzSax,Clarionet,Band Leader3/27/04Marion, AL
Kendricks, EddieR&BVocalsThe Temptations12/17/3910/5/92Union Springs, AL
Kennedy, MonroeJazzBooking AgentBirmingham, AL
Key, JimmyCountryNewkeys Music7/4/27Cullman, AL
Kilgore TroutRockGroupTuscaloosa, AL
Kilgore, MerleCountryVocals, Guitar, ManagerHank Williams, Jr.1936Cullman, AL
Killen, BuddyCountryPublisher, SongwriterTree Publishing Co. - CEO11/13/32Florence, AL
Killian, Albert "Al"JazzTrumpetCount Basie, Duke Ellington10/15/169/5/50Birmingham, AL
Killough, RockCountrySongwriter, Guitar, VocalGreenville, AL
Kimbrell, HenryJazzPianoBirmingham, AL
Kimbrough, StevenOperaVocalsAthens, AL
Kimbrough, WillRockGuitarWill & the BushmenMobile, AL
Kimmel, TomCountryGuitar, Vocals,SongwriterNanci GriffithMemphis, TNMonroeville, AL
King, CastCountryPisgah, AL
King, Coretta ScottGospelVocalsMarting Luther King's wife4/27/27Marion, AL
King, WilliamR&B, PopHomewood, AL
Kirkland, RayCountry, BluegrassGuitar, Banjo, VocalsJimmy C. Newman5/13/41Dothan, AL
Kittrell, JeanPiano6/27/27Birmingham, AL
Knight, BakerCountry, PopSongwriterElvis Presley7/4/33Birmingham, AL
Knight, FredrickR&BVocals, SongwriterAnita Ward8/15/44Birmingham, AL
Knipher, Glenda FayeCountryGuitar, Banjo, MandolinPorter WagonerAL
Kolb, VeraGospelVocalsGospel HarmonettesAL

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