image

Genre: southern rock

Play genre


Parent Genre: rock

Southern rock is a genre of music that emerged in the 1960s and 1970s in the southern United States. It combines elements of rock, country, and blues music, often featuring electric guitars, drums, and vocals with a distinctly southern accent. The lyrics often touch on themes of rebellion, freedom, and the struggles of everyday life. The genre is known for its energetic and upbeat sound, with catchy hooks and memorable riffs. Some of the most iconic bands in the genre include Creedence Clearwater Revival, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Buffalo Springfield.


Most popular southern rock artists

Show more artists

Sub genres

Related genres

Related instruments

Harmonica, Piano, Bass Guitar, Vocals, Drum Kit, Electric Guitar, Synthesizer, Keyboard/Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Fiddle, Pedal Steel Guitar, Banjo, Double Bass, Keyboard/Synthesizer, Organ, Horn Section, Drum Machine, Sampler, Turntables

Popular southern rock Songs


Top New southern rock Songs of 2024


Most popular southern rock albums

default-img
Pronounced' Leh-'Nerd 'Skin-'Nerd
1973
default-img
Blind Faith
1969
default-img
Shake Your Money Maker
1990
default-img
Eat A Peach
1972
default-img
The Complete Dirty South
2023
default-img
Don't Say No
1981
default-img
A Decade Of Hits
1973
default-img
Be Right Here
2024
default-img
Music From Big Pink (Remastered)
1968
default-img
Bridge Of Sighs (2007 Remaster)
1974
default-img
Buffalo Springfield
1966
default-img
Centerfield – 25th Anniversary
2017
default-img
Dixie Chicken
1973
default-img
The Marshall Tucker Band
1973
default-img
Ted Nugent
1975

southern rock music by decade

Explore southern rock history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

2020s 2010s 2000s 1990s 1980s 1970s 1960s 1950s 1940s 1930s

List of southern rock artists

Here is a list of southern rock artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the southern rock genre. You can find out what southern rock genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 61 1606307
2 60 810782
3 51 1251926
4 57 1097670
5 52 865765
6 43 406303
7 45 369365
8 37 345852
9 52 1256782
10 54 1165548
11 42 451533
12 54 1221673
13 34 311989
14 54 890056
15 58 759167
16 43 265286
17 36 221619
18 53 1001008
19 49 188636
20 78 6527601
21 39 181808
22 42 110878
23 33 183492
24 35 132806
25 30 156410
26 45 288958
27 44 246860
28 50 1174664
29 34 216387
30 39 292521
31 33 107853
32 44 591810
33 38 177761
34 44 212768
35 55 813297
36 40 354204
37 48 419931
38 37 76252
39 40 80882
40 39 184507
41 54 807233
42 42 139160
43 46 252694
44 45 245524
45 41 365084
46 69 5087628
47 42 289923
48 38 122170
49 35 146007
50 43 193314
51 34 49968
52 28 54657
53 41 218905
54 39 149902
55 31 105528
56 42 137865
57 35 172671
58 27 46699
59 34 56069
60 44 456006
61 25 49486
62 42 429804
63 42 224091
64 47 99707
65 30 63152
66 28 30944
67 33 55094
68 33 66681
69 33 31379
70 28 51600
71 29 153005
72 38 106980
73 25 67311
74 49 217730
75 27 69229
76 26 91551
77 25 35530
78 47 275856
79 29 13045
80 41 182989
81 52 353253
82 54 139883
83 37 121976
84 29 11000
85 31 15277
86 32 57433
87 25 21832
88 24 5583
89 27 16462
90 24 20907
91 28 7995
92 28 12766
93 27 56905
94 24 17055
95 25 31252
96 22 11535
97 25 39562
98 24 11233
99 24 22003
100 23 11001

southern rock playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular southern rock music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.