Southern rock is a sub-genre of rock music with a mix of Americana. It developed in the Southern United States from elements of rock and roll, country music, blues, and gospel, and is focused generally on electric guitar and vocals. Although it is unknown from where the term "Southern rock" came, many people feel that these important contributors to the development of rock and roll have been minimized in rock’s history. Southern rock reached its commercial peak in the 1970s, and many of its artists remain staples of "ClassicRock" radio to this day. Many people, including Gregg Allman, say that technically ''all'' rock is Southern rock, because rock 'n' roll was invented in the South.

See also: CountryMusic and {{Bluegrass}}.

!Notable Bands
* Music/ThreeDoorsDown (combined with PostGrunge)
* .38 Special
* Alabama Shakes
* Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand (occasionally insist on being called ProgressiveRock, though not considered such)
* Atlanta Rhythm Section
* Music/TheBlackCrowes
* Blackberry Smoke
* Blackfoot
* Black Oak Arkansas
* The Charlie Daniels Band (overlaps with country)
* Confederate Railroad (crossed with Country-Rock)
* CrossCanadianRagweed (also AlternativeCountry)
* Music/CreedenceClearwaterRevival (An UrExample- they weren't actually ''from'' the South, but between their lyrics about Southern folklore and their sound- which mixed Blues, Country, Rockabilly, Gospel and Soul- they kinda pioneered it.)
* Damn Yankees
* Dixie Dregs (crossed with Jazz Fusion)
* Music/DriveByTruckers
* The Georgia Satellites
* Gov't Mule
* Hellyeah
* The Hourglass (the band the Allman brothers were in before they actually founded Music/TheAllmanBrothersBand)
* Music/TheKentuckyHeadhunters
* Music/KidRock (specifically, the albums ''Cocky'' and ''Kid Rock'')
* Little Feat (technically from California, but incorporated some of the Southern Rock sounds into their [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly musical gumbo]])
* Music/LynyrdSkynyrd
** The Rossington Collins Band
* The Marshall Tucker Band
* Molly Hatchet
* The Moving Sidewalks (the band that mutated into Music/ZZTop- played a hybrid of this with GarageRock and PsychedelicRock)
* North Mississippi Allstars
* The Outlaws
* The Ozark Mountain Daredevils (crossed with Country-Rock)
* Raging Slab (SR in sound and feel even if they are from New York)
* Rambler
* Music/TheRadiatorsUS combined southern-style swamp rock (ala Creedence) with New Orleans-style funk.
* Sea Level (crossed with Jazz Fusion)
* Texas Hippie Collation
* Wet Willie
* Widespread Panic (arguably)
* Music/ZZTop