The Best Southern Rock Music for Your Radio

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,

The best southern rock music for your radio can be found here. We have a wide variety of music to choose from, so you can find the perfect song for your station.


Boss Hog – “Bristol Stomp”

The hard-driving, Southern rock song “Bristol Stomp” by Boss Hog is the perfect song to get your radio station started. This song is sure to get your listeners pumped up and ready for a great day.

The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band was an American rock band formed in Jacksonville, Florida, United States, in 1969 by brothers Duane Allman (slide guitar and lead guitar) and Gregg Allman (vocals, keyboards, songwriting), as well as Dickey Betts (lead guitar, vocals, songwriting), Berry Oakley (bass guitar), Butch Trucks (drums), and Jai Johanny Johanson (percussion). The band incorporated elements of Southern rock, blues rock, jazz, and country music.

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd is one of the most iconic bands in Southern rock music history. They formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1964 and rose to fame in the 1970s with their signature sound and hits like “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama.” The band has continued to tour and release new music over the years, and they are still considered one of the best Southern rock bands around. If you’re looking for some good Lynyrd Skynyrd songs to play on your radio station, here are some of our favorites:

“Free Bird” – This classic song is one of the most iconic in Lynyrd Skynyrd’s catalog. It’s a staple of classic rock radio stations across the country, and it’s sure to get your listeners singing along.

“Sweet Home Alabama” – Another classic from Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Sweet Home Alabama” is a radio favorite. It’s a great song to play if you want to get your listeners pumped up and ready to rock.

“Gimme Three Steps” – This song is a great example of Lynyrd Skynyd’s signature sound. It’s got a driving beat and some great guitar work, and it’s sure to get your listeners moving.

“Saturday Night Special” – This song is a bit more subdued than some of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s other hits, but it’s still a great choice for your radio station. It’s got a catchy melody and some great lyrics, and it’s sure to please your audience.

The Marshall Tucker Band

The Marshall Tucker Band was an American southern rock band from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The band’s music incorporated elements of gospel, jazz, R&B, country and pop. The original lineup featured lead vocalist and keyboardist Doug Gray, guitarist, vocalist and main songwriter Toy Caldwell, guitarist George McCorkle, bassist Tommy Caldwell and drummer Paul Riddle.

The Outlaws

The Outlaws are often considered one of the best southern rock bands of all time. The group was formed in Tampa, Florida in 1972 by singer/guitarist Hughie Thomasson and singer/drummer Henry Paul. The band is best known for their hits “There Goes Another Love Song” and “Green Grass and High Tides.”

Charlie Daniels Band

The Charlie Daniels Band is one of the most popular Southern rock bands of all time. Their signature sound is a mix of country, rock, and blues that has been entertaining audiences for decades. Some of their most popular songs include “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” and “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” If you’re looking for some great Southern rock music for your radio, the Charlie Daniels Band is a great choice.

Atlanta Rhythm Section

Atlanta Rhythm Section (often abbreviated ARS) is an American southern rock band, formed in 1971 by Rodney Dillard, Barry Bailey, Paul Hornsby, Robert Nix, and J.R. Cobb. The band’s current lineup consists of Dillard, Bailey, Nix, and David Anderson.

The band was founded in Doraville, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, and they were one of the first groups to be associated with the genre of southern rock. They had a major hit in 1977 with “So into You”, which reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

ARS has released twelve studio albums, five live albums, and three compilation albums. They were inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in 2013.

38 Special

38 Special is an American rock band that was formed in 1974 in Jacksonville, Florida. The band’s first album was released in 1977 and they have since released eleven studio albums. 38 Special has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has had hits such as “Hold on Loosely,” “Caught Up in You,” and “Back Where You Belong.”


Blackfoot is often thought of as a hard rock or heavy metal band, but they are so much more than that. With their southern rock upbringing, they infuse country and blues into their sound which gives them a unique flavor all their own. Add in the fact that they are one of the few bands who can actually pull off aLive double album, and you have a band that is truly special.

Molly Hatchet

Molly Hatchet is a southern rock band that was formed in Jacksonville, Florida in 1975. The band’s first album, “Molly Hatchet”, was released in 1978 and was an instant success. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and became a certified gold album. The band’s second album, “Flirtin’ with Disaster”, was released in 1979 and also reached the #2 spot on the Billboard 200. It too was certified gold.

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