Raised in Athens, Alabama, vocalist Brittany Howard began becoming seriously interested in music in high school. In 2011, their group, Alabama Shakes, began to bring national interest. They released their debut record Boys & Girls the next year. Howard has spent much of 2013 on tour together with the group.
Vocalist Brittany Howard grew up in the tiny town of Athens, Alabama. “I always felt from place,” Howard later told Paste magazine. “I was not a cool kid but I was not a nerd either. I ‘d problem finding my spot. But once I located the music, I ‘d a spot of my own.”
Howard took up the guitar in her youth, and she started writing songs round the age of 13. The two shared a love of music and began playing together. They formed a group first dubbed the Milkshakes and afterwards known as Alabama Shakes. Howard worked as a letter carrier for the Postal Service to get a period prior to the group made it huge.
Howard and her bandmates got their big break through the world wide web in July 2011. Justin Gage, who runs the Aquarium Drunkard website, posted among their tunes on his website as well as the answer with their rock-soul sound was incredible. Before long, the group had been pursued by record companies.
Also that autumn, Howard received raves for her performance together with the group in the CMJ Music Marathon. “I do not believe I sound like Janis Joplin. I am a girl using a raspy voice,” she explained to Newsweek. Howard went to clarify that she considered that she sounds more like AC/DC frontman Bon Scott than Joplin.
In the year 2012, the group released their very first record, Boys & Girls, to great acclaim. They even picked up two Grammy Award nominations for his or her debut record. In the Grammy Awards in February 2013, Howard brought her distinctive vocals into a musical homage to Levon Helm of the Band popularity. After in 2013, Howard hit the road along with her bandmates for an international tour. This time around, nevertheless, Alabama Shakes were the headliners, not the supporting act.