Alabama Tourism Department
The famed "Sweet Home Alabama" you may have heard is more than a song. This is a land of history, culture, music and adventure from beaches to mountains. Music legends Nat King Cole, W.C. Handy and Hank Williams were born in Alabama, and artists including Aretha Franklin and The Rolling Stones came to Alabama to cement their careers.
Beauty, history, culture and adventure. Alabama is a music mecca. In addition to the songs like “Sweet Home Alabama” the state has a rich and dynamic musical history. Legends like Nat King Cole, W.C. Handy, Hank Williams were born in Alabama and artist such as Aretha Franklin and the Rolling Stones came to Alabama to record.
Alabama is in the historic South with American Civil War and Civil Rights history and antebellum homes. Alabama is where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., preached, marched and changed history.