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Southern rock music on the radio

Southern Rock is a subgenre of rock music that emerged in the Southern United States during the late 1960s and early 1970s. It is characterized by a fusion of rock and roll, country, and blues music, often featuring a distinctive use of slide guitar and a focus on storytelling through lyrics. The genre experienced its peak popularity in the 1970s with bands such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band, and ZZ Top.

Lynyrd Skynyrd, formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1964, is considered one of the most popular and influential southern rock bands. Their hits, "Sweet Home Alabama," "Free Bird," and "Gimme Three Steps," are still widely popular and are often played on classic rock radio stations. The Allman Brothers Band, formed in Macon, Georgia in 1969, is another iconic band associated with the genre, known for their long improvisational jams and bluesy guitar riffs. ZZ Top, formed in Houston, Texas in 1969, also had success with a blend of southern rock and blues, producing hits such as "La Grange" and "Tush."

Today, southern rock continues to have a dedicated following and influence on contemporary rock music. Other notable artists in the genre include Molly Hatchet, Blackfoot, and 38 Special. Many southern rock bands also influenced the development of other genres such as country rock and southern metal.

There are several radio stations dedicated to playing southern rock music. Some of the popular ones include The Southern Rock Channel, Southern Rock Radio, and The Lynyrd Skynyrd Channel on Sirius XM Radio. These stations not only play classic southern rock songs but also feature newer southern rock bands and tracks.