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TAKE 6-- Huntsville, Alabama
-A "Contemporary Christian A Cappella Pop Jazz" group
-Debut album hit the inspirational, spiritual, and jazz charts all at the same time
-Efforts also heard in the Spike Lee movie, "Do The Right Thing" and Warren Beatty's "Dick Tracy"

JIMMIE TARLTON - Phenix City, Alabama
-With partner Tom Darby wrote & recorded classics "Birmingham Jail" and "Columbus Stockade Blues"
-Pioneer of the "steel guitar" sound

CARMOL TAYLOR - Brilliant, Alabama
-Talented performer best known as a songwriter
-Wrote #1 hits, "The Grand Tour" for George Jones and "He Loves Me All The Way" for Tammy Wynette

TEMPTATIONS - Birmingham, Alabama
-Eddie Kendricks, Paul Williams, Dennis Edwards, Melvin Franklin, and Allie-Ollie Woodson all from Alabama
-One of the most successful groups in black music history

TONI TENNILLE-- Montgomery, Alabama
-Attended Auburn University
-Teamed with her husband to form one of the most popular duos of the 70s, Captain and Tennille.
-Earned "Record of the Year" Grammy for 1975 single, "Love Will Keep Us Together"

GORDON TERRY - Moulton, Alabama
-Performed with Bill Monroe, Merle Haggard, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and many others
-He & Bob Wills were the first two inductees into the Fiddlers Hall of Fame in 1981
-Co-starred in TV series Sky King

WILLIE MAE "BIG MAMA" THORNTON - Montgomery, Alabama
-Her recording of "Hound Dog" was on the charts for 14 weeks while climbing to #1
-Her composition "Ball and Chain" was later recorded by Janis Joplin

-Best known for their career as Gospel singers yet they also performed Country & Opera
-Received five Grammy Awards
-Biggest hit "One Day At A Time" in 1975

THE TRENIERS-- Mobile, Alabama
-Billed as the longest running act in the Las Vegas lounge circuit
-Entertained audiences for over four decades, performing in Carnegie Hall, the London Palladium, and hotel and nightclub showrooms in Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, Miami, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Cape Cod

AL TURNEY - Falkville, Alabama
-Writer of Don Williams' #1 hit "I Wouldn't Want To Live If You Didn't Love Me" in 1974
-Wrote hits for Mel Street and Ricky Lynn Greg

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AchieverStyleInstrumentWorked WithDate Of BirthDate Of DeathPlace Of BirthHome
TC FanRockGroupSheffield, AL
Take 6GospelGroupHuntsville, AL
Tarlton, JimmieCountry, BluesGuitarPhenix City, AL
Taylor, BillyCountryTrumpetJerry Lee Lewis, Bob Wills1932Tuscaloosa, AL
Taylor, CarmolCountrySongwriter, Vocals9/5/31Hamilton, AL
Taylor, JesseJazzSaxophoneBirmingham, AL
Taylor, LandonCountryGuitarClay WalkerJasper, AL
Taylor, VelmaGospelManagerBlind Boys of Alabama1923AL
TellurideRockGroupBirmingham, AL
TemptationsR&B, PopGroupBirmingham, AL
Tennille, ToniPopVocalsCaptain & Tennille5/8/43Montgomery, AL
Terrell, Newman C.JazzSaxophone, EducatorFess WhatleyBirmingham, AL
Terrell, WilberR&BSongwriterAL
Terry, GordonCountryFiddle10/7/31Decatur, ALMoulton, AL
Thatcher, DonnaRock, ChristianVocalsaka Donna Godchaux, Grateful Dead8/22/47Sheffield, AL
Thomas, HughChoralPianoAndre KostelanetzBirmingham, AL
Thomas, OliceGospelBaritone VocalsBlind Boys of Alabama5/5/26Gainesville, AL
Thomas, RobertBluesVocals, GuitarAlbert Macon1929AL
Thompson, H.O.JazzTrombone, ArrangerFess WhatleyBirmingham, AL
Thompson, HarveyR&B, Country, PopSaxophoneLyle Lovett, Muscle Shoals HornsFlorence, AL
Thompson, Harvey Jr.R&B, JazzKeyboardsFlorence, AL
Thompson, TerryRockSongwriter, GuitarFAME StudiosAmory, MSFlorence, AL
Thorn, PaulCountrySongwriterAL
Thorn, StanCountryKeyboardsShenandoahMuscle Shoals, AL
Thornton, CalvinGospelKeyboards, VocalsTony Gore & Majesty2/11/74Montgomery, AL
Thornton, MarshaCountryVocals10/22/64Florence, AL
Thornton, Willie Mae "Big Mama"R&BVocals, Harmonica, Drums12/11/267/25/84Montgomery, AL
Thorworth, RobRockGuitar, VocalsGravyBirmingham, AL
Thrasher BrothersGospel, CountryGroupBirmingham, AL
Thrasher, AndrewR&BVocalsThe DriftersWetumpka, AL
Thrasher, GerhartR&BVocalsThe DriftersWetumpka, AL
Thrasher, NeilCountryVocalsThrasher-ShiverAL
Three On A StringFolkGroupBirmingham, AL
Thurman, N.C.RockKeyboardsDecoysMuscle Shoals, AL
Tilley, ChuckCountryTuscaloosa, AL
Timberlake, SamGospel, ClassicalVocalsHuntsville Symphony Orch.Decatur, AL
Todd, BillyGospelBass VocalsFL Boys, Dixie EchoesSylacauga, AL
Tolbert, GlennBluegrassGuitarAL
Tomberlin, BobbyCountrySongwriterAL
Tomlinson, MarieR&B, Country, PopBackground Vocalsaka Marie Lewey, Muscle Shoals StudiosMuscle Shoals, AL
Tona, JohnnyCountryRex GriffinBraddock, PAAL
Toney, JackGospelVocals, PianoStatesmen Quartet8/24/33Boaz, AL
Toney, Oscar Jr.R&BVocals5/26/39Selma, AL
Towles, JohnCountry, PopProducer, PromoterSheffield, AL
Townsend, JackCountryGrand Ole OpryTuscumbia, AL
Townsend, JohnPop, RockSanford/Townsend Band4/8/46Tuscaloosa, AL
Trammell, MarkGospelBaritone VocalsGold City5/11/59Searcy, ARGadsden, AL
Trenier TwinsR&B, RockGroupMobile, AL
Trenier, ClaudeR&B, RockVocalsTreniers7/14/19Mobile, AL
Trenier, CliffR&B, RockVocalsTreniers7/14/19Mobile, AL
Trenier, MiltR&B, RockTreniers1/19/30Mobile, AL
Tribble, KimCountrySongwriterFlorence, AL
Triplett, James LamarMarching BandConductorBand Masters Hall of Fame4/24/18Gadsden, ALBessemer, AL
TruthGospelGroupRoger BrelandAL
Turk, TravisCountryEngineerMobile, AL
Turney, AlCountrySongwriter11/29/41Falkville, AL
Tutwiler, JuliaPatrioticSongwriterWrote the State Song of AlabamaAL

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