Which Alabama celebrities have the largest social media followings?

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Celebrities from Alabama are cementing their fame on social media, reaching out to fans with photos, videos, news, comments, confessionals and more. Which celebs with ties to our state have the most followers? We took a look at 55 famous folks, tracking their numbers on three well-known platforms: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Using those numbers as a basis for comparison — and doing a little simple math — here’s what we found.

Channing Tatum

Cullman native Channing Tatum, while in Birmingham serving as the grand marshal for the 2018 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park. (Tamika Moore / People of Alabama)People of Alabama

Total followers on social media: 46.2 million.

Who he is: Actor known for his work in movies such as “Magic Mike,” “Magic Mike XXL,” “21 Jump Street,” 22 Jump Street,” “Foxcatcher,” “Logan Lucky,” “Dear John” and “The Vow.”

Alabama connection: Born in Cullman, and spent the first few years of his life there.

How we got his social media total: 7,797,814 Twitter + 16.8 million Instagram + 21,634,497 Facebook = 46,232,311. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane performed during the Festival d’ete de Quebec on Friday, July 12, 2019, in Quebec City, Canada.(Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 35.1 million.

Who he is: Rapper known for mixtapes, singles and albums such as “Trap House,” “The State vs. Radric Davis,” “The Return of East Atlanta Santa,” “Mr. Davis,” “Evil Genius” and more.

Alabama connection: Born in Bessemer and spent part of his childhood there.

How we got his social media total: 9,252,396 Twitter + 14.7M Instagram + 11,190,465 Facebook = 35,142,861. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Gucci has 4.46 million subscribers on YouTube.

Courteney Cox

Courteney Cox attended the world premiere of “Dumplin'” at TCL Chinese Theatre on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, in Los Angeles.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 15.4 million.

Who she is: Actress known for her work on TV series such as “Friends,” “Cougar Town” and “Dirt,” plus movies such as the “Scream” franchise.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Birmingham.

How we got her social media total: 1,422,407 Twitter + 11.6 million Instagram + 2,346,325 Facebook = 15,368,732. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook opened the Apple Tower Theatre flagship retail store in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 24, 2021.(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Total followers on social media: 13 million.

Who he is: Chief executive officer at Apple Inc. since 2011 and former chief operating officer.

Alabama connection: Born in Mobile, grew up in Robertsdale, earned a bachelor’s degree at Auburn University.

How we got his social media total: 12,949,844 Twitter + 0 Instagram + 0 Facebook = 12,949,844. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Victoria Osteen

Victoria Osteen spoke during the SiriusXM Joel Osteen Radio Town Hall with Joel and Victoria Osteen at SiriusXM Studios on December 16, 2019, in New York City.(Bonnie Biess/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Total followers on social media: 11.4 million.

Who she is: Co-pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, author, wife of televangelist Joel Osteen.

Alabama connection: Born in Huntsville.

How we got her social media total: 1,332,517 Twitter + 310K Instagram + 9,778,258 Facebook = 11,420,775. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Rickey Smiley

Rickey Smiley attended the BET Super Bowl Gospel Celebration at the James L. Knight Center on January 30, 2020, in Miami, Florida.(Mike Coppola/Getty Images for BET)

Total followers on social media: 9.6 million.

Who he is: Comedian, radio host of “The Rickey Smiley Morning Show,” star of “Rickey Smiley For Real” TV series.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Birmingham, graduate of Alabama State University.

How we got his social media total: 1,598,291 Twitter + 3.2M Instagram + 4,794,353 Facebook = 9,592,644. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Smiley has 472K subscribers on YouTube.

Lionel Richie

Lionel Richie performed at KAABOO Texas at AT&T Stadium on Friday, May 10, 2019, in Arlington, Texas.(Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 7.4 million.

Who he is: Singer, songwriter, hit-making solo artist, Grammy and Oscar winner, former member of Commodores, judge on “American Idol.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Tuskegee.

How we got his social media total: 338,873 Twitter + 1.2 million Instagram + 5,830,448 Facebook = 7,369,321. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Richie has 936K subscribers on YouTube.

Laverne Cox

Actress Laverne Cox attended the Performers Nominee Reception for Sunday’s 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Beverly Hills, Calif.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 6.6 million.

Who she is: Actress, producer, transgender advocate and trailblazer, earned initial fame for her role in Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Mobile, graduated from Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham.

How we got her social media total: 675,205 Twitter, 4.7 million Instagram, 1,194,154 Facebook = 6,569,359. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Cox has 56K followers on TikTok.

Felicia Day

Felicia Day appeared on stage at New York Comic Con, on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019, in New York.(AP Photo/Steve Luciano)

Total followers on social media: 5.7 million.

Who she is: Actress, author, creator and star of web series “The Guild.” Winner of Streamy and International Academy of Web Television awards.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Huntsville.

How we got her social media total: 2,660,879 Twitter + 1.5M Instagram + 1,550,534 Facebook = 5,711,413. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Day has 18.2K followers on TikTok and 240K subscribers on YouTube.

Cynthia Bailey

Cynthia Bailey attended BravoCon’s “Watch What Happens Live” red carpet event on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, in New York.(Jason Mendez/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 5.4 million.

Who she is: Reality TV star, model, actress, known for her role in “The Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Alabama connection: Born in Decatur, raised in Tuscumbia.

How we got her social media total: 913,071 Twitter + 3.4M Instagram + 1,094,949 Facebook = 5,408,020. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Jordan Fisher

Jordan Fisher, right, greeted fans during WE Day Toronto at the Scotiabank Arena on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, in Ontario, Canada.(Arthur Mola/Invision for WE Day/AP Images)

Total followers on social media: 5.4 million.

Who he is: Actor, singer, Broadway star, winner of Mirrorball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars,” avid gamer.

Alabama connection: Born in Birmingham, grew up in Trussville, was youthful standout at Red Mountain Theatre.

How we got his social media total: 523,069 Twitter + 4.5 million Instagram + 351,455 Facebook = 5,374,524. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Fisher has 5.2 million followers on TikTok and 386K subscribers on YouTube.

Deontay Wilder

Deontay Wilder arrived at the MGM Grand ahead of his WBC heavyweight championship boxing match against Tyson Fury, of England, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020, in Las Vegas.(AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)

Total followers on social media: 4.4 million.

Who he is: Professional boxer, World Boxing Council heavyweight champ 2015-2020.

Alabama connection: Tuscaloosa native and resident.

How we got his social media total: 713,448 Twitter + 2.7M Instagram + 954,060 Facebook = 4,367,508. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Yelawolf

Yelawolf performed at the Rock On The Range Music Festival at Mapfre Stadium on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio.(Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 3.8 million.

Who he is: Rapper known for mixtapes, EPs and studio albums such as “Love Story,” “Trunk Muzik III” and “Ghetto Cowboy.”

Alabama connection: Born in Gadsden as Michael Wayne Atha.

How we got his social media total: 499,939 Twitter + 1M Instagram + 2,336,466 Facebook = 3,836,405. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Yelawolf has 19.2K followers on TikTok and 1.9 million subscribers on YouTube.

Hank Williams Jr.

Hank Williams, Jr. performed in concert at The BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. on Aug. 19, 2017.(Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Total followers on social media: 3.7 million.

Who he is: Hit-making singer and songwriter, specializes in rowdy blend of country and Southern rock. Member of Country Music Hall of Fame, winner Grammy, CMA and ACM awards. Son of legendary Hank Williams.

Alabama connection: Lived in Cullman during 1970s, owns a hunting and fishing lodge in Troy.

How we got his social media total: 221,097 Twitter + 0 Instagram + 3,437,618 Facebook = 3,658,715. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Hank Jr. has 335K subscribers on YouTube.

Hannah Brown

Alabama native Hannah Brown promises to spill “all the tea” on her YouTube channel. The former “Bachelorette” star had about 156,000 subscribers by mid-November 2020.(Screenshot/Hannah Brown “Welcome to my Channel” video)

Total followers on social media: 3.3 million.

Who she is: Reality TV star, popular lead on “The Bachelorette,” winner of Mirrorball Trophy on “Dancing with the Stars,” winner of Miss Alabama USA 2018.

Alabama connection: Born in Tuscaloosa, raised in Tuscaloosa and Northport, graduated from University of Alabama.

How we got her social media total: 528.4K Twitter + 2.6M Instagram + 212,207 Facebook = 3,340,607. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Brown has 1.1 million followers on TikTok and 198K subscribers on YouTube.

Stephen "tWitch" Boss

Stephen “tWitch” Boss presented the award for top Latin artist at the Billboard Music Awards on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.(AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Total followers on social media: 3.1 million.

Who he is: Dancer, choreographer, TV personality, regular on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” and “Ellen’s Game of Games,” co-host of “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings.” Former contestant on “So You Think You Can Dance.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Montgomery, attended Southern Union State Community College in Wadley.

How we got his social media total: 203,636 Twitter + 2.9M Instagram + 0 Facebook = 3,103,636. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: tWitch has 4.4 million followers on TikTok.

Sara Evans

Country star Sara Evans talked about her life and marriage in a 2020 memoir, “Born to Fly.” (Courtesy photo)

Total followers on social media: 3.1 million.

Who she is: Country singer, songwriter and award winner with 10 studio albums to her credit, known for hit singles such as “Born to Fly,” “A Little Bit Stronger,” “A Real Fine Place to Start,” “Suds in the Bucket” and “No Place That Far.”

Alabama connection: Divides her time between Nashville and Birmingham, married to Jay Barker, former quarterback at University of Alabama and Mountain Brook resident.

How we got her social media total: 485,789 Twitter + 284K Instagram + 2,331,130 Facebook = 3,100,919. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Evans has 228.7K followers on TikTok and 345K subscribers on YouTube.

Terrell Owens

Former NFL wide receiver Terrell Owens before an NFL football game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.(AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Total followers on social media: 3 million.

Who he is: Former NFL wide receiver known for athletic prowess and controversial touchdown celebrations, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame, competed on reality TV shows “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Dancing with the Stars.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Alexander City.

How we got his social media total: 1,392,803 Twitter + 484K Instagram + 1,031,310 Facebook = 2,908,113. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Owens has 57.5K followers on TikTok and 67.6K subscribers on YouTube.

Robin Roberts, Michael Strahan

Robin Roberts, left, and Michael Strahan arrive at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Total followers on social media: 2.4 million.

Who she is: TV journalist, co-anchor of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” former ESPN sportscaster, guest host on Jeopardy!”

Alabama connection: Born in Tuskegee.

How we got her social media total: 1,137,497 Twitter + 724K Instagram + 507,949 Facebook = 2,369,446. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Jimmy Buffett

Jimmy Buffett attends the LA Premiere of “The Beach Bum” at ArcLight Hollywood on Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP

Total followers on social media: 2.6 million.

Who he is: Pop-rock singer, songwriter, leader of Coral Reefer Band, maestro of Margaritaville business empire. Hugely popular artist with about 30 studio albums to his credit, signature songs range from “Cheeseburger in Paradise” to “Margaritaville” to “Son of a Son of a Sailor.”

Alabama connection: Grew up in Mobile and Fairhope, attended Auburn University. Sister Lucy Buffett has restaurant in Gulf Shores.

How we got his social media total: 574,540 Twitter + 326K Instagram + 1,662,996 Facebook = 2,563,536. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Buffett has 2,109 followers on TikTok and 75.3K subscribers on YouTube.

Laura Lee

Laura Lee attended the American Influencer Award at The Novo by Microsoft on November 18, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.(Greg Doherty/Getty Images)

Total followers on social media: 2.5 million.

Who she is: Makeup artist, video blogger, founder of cosmetics brand Laura Lee Los Angeles and fashion brand Nudie Patootie.

Alabama connection: Born in Alabama, attended Evangel Christian Academy in Montgomery,

How we got her social media total: 532,749 Twitter + 1.8M Instagram + 163,236 Facebook = 2,495,985. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Lee has 540.4K followers on TikTok and 4.58 million subscribers on YouTube.

Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker at the Los Angeles premiere of “F9: Fast & Furious 9” at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Friday, June 18, 2021.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 2.4 million.

Who he is: Tough-guy actor known for his work in movies and TV, including “The Walking Dead” series, “Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer,” “Days of Thunder,” “Sea of Love,” the “Guardians of the Galaxy” franchise and “The Suicide Squad.”

Alabama connection: Born in Jasper and spent part of his childhood there.

How we got his social media total: 38,478 Twitter + 864K Instagram + 1,500,774 Facebook = 2,403,252. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Sonequa Martin-Green

Sonequa Martin-Green attended the 36th Annual PaleyFest “Star Trek: Discovery and The Twilight Zone” at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 24, 2019, in Los Angeles.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 1.8 million.

Who she is: Actress known for roles in TV series such as “Star Trek: Discovery,” “The Walking Dead,” “Once Upon a Time,” “The Good Wife” and more. Film credits include 2021′s “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Russellville, graduated from University of Alabama.

How we got her social media total: 633,615 Twitter + 1.2M Instagram + 0 Facebook = 1,833,615. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Octavia Spencer

Octavia Spencer at the Oscars on Feb. 24, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

Total followers on social media: 1.8 million

Who she is: Actress known for her work in movies and TV, Oscar and Golden Globe winner, credits include “The Help,” “Hidden Figures,” “The Shape of Water,” “The Witches,” “Fruitvale Station,” “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker,” “Truth Be Told” and many more.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Montgomery, graduated from Auburn University.

How we got her social media total: 419,739 Twitter + 1.4 million Instagram + 0 Facebook = 1,819,739. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Hannah Godwin

Hannah Godwin on “Bachelor in Paradise.” (ABC)

Total followers on social media: 1.6 million.

Who she is: Reality TV personality, former contestant on “The Bachelor” and “Bachelor in Paradise,” model, video blogger.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Birmingham, graduated from University of Montevallo, competed in Miss Alabama USA pageants.

How we got her social media total: 124.7K Twitter + 1.5M Instagram + 14,164 Facebook = 1,638,864. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Godwin has 769.7K followers on TikTok and 122K subscribers on YouTube.

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Meteorologist James Spann. (Ben Flanagan/al.com)

Total followers on social media: 1.4 million.

Who he is: Popular TV meteorologist for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham, host of WeatherBrains podcast, author of the memoir “Weathering Life.”

Alabama connection: Born in Huntsville, grew up in Greenville and Tuscaloosa, graduated from University of Alabama, lives in Birmingham area.

How we got his social media total: 438,429 Twitter + 217K Instagram + 793,467 Facebook = 1,448,896. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Spann has 49.7K followers on TikTok and 7.43K subscribers on YouTube.

Kaitlan Collins

CNN White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins joined the network in 2017. (Courtesy of CNN)

Total followers on social media: 1.4 million.

Who she is: Chief White House correspondent for CNN.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Prattville, graduated from University of Alabama.

How we got her social media total: 1,190,307 Twitter + 220K Instagram + 0 Facebook =1,410,307. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Jamey Johnson

Jamey Johnson performed at the 2018 Nashville Songwriter Awards at Ryman Auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn.(Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 1.4 million.

Who he is: Country singer and songwriter, known for traditional music style and gruff poetry of lyrics, has five albums to his credit and singles such as “In Color.”

Alabama connection: Born in Enterprise, raised in Montgomery, attended Jacksonville State University.

How we got his social media total: 52,865 Twitter + 107K Instagram + 1,232,217 Facebook = 1,392,082. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Chika

Chika attended the Spring/Summer 2020 Savage X Fenty show, presented by Amazon Prime, at the Barclays Center on Tuesday, Sept, 10, 2019, in New York.(Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 1.4 million.

Who she is: Breakout rapper nominated for Grammy as Best New Artist in 2021, known for singles such as “No Squares,” “High Rises” and “My Power.” Appeared in Netflix movie “Project Power,” modeled for Calvin Klein ad.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Montgomery as Jane Chika Oranika, briefly attended University of South Alabama.

How we got her social media total: 215,230 Twitter + 1.1 million Instagram + 63,704 Facebook = 1,378,934. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Chika has 107K subscribers on YouTube.

Flo Milli

Flo Milli attendedthe BET Awards 2021 at Microsoft Theater on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.(Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)

Total followers on social media: 1 million.

Who she is: Rapper known for mixtapes and singles such as “In the Party” and “Beef FloMix,” nominated for Best New Artist at 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Mobile as Tamia Monique Carter.

How we got her social media total: 280,528 Twitter + 787K Instagram + 23,610 Facebook = 1,091,138. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Flo Milli has 952.2K followers on TikTok and 417K subscribers on YouTube.

Katherine Webb

Katherine Webb at the “50 Years of Beautiful” television event celebrating the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s 50th Anniversary at the Dolby Theatre on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 in Los Angeles.(Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 1 million.

Who she is: Model, former Miss Alabama USA, competed on reality series “Splash.” Wife of AJ McCarron, former University of Alabama quarterback.

Alabama connection: Born in Montgomery, grew up in Phenix City, graduated from Auburn University.

How we got her social media total: 245.3K Twitter + 261K Instagram + 512,979 Facebook = 1,019,279. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice speaks at the opening ceremony of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, ADIPEC, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, in 2019.(AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

Total followers on social media: 981K.

Who she is: Politician, diplomat, author, former U.S. Secretary of State and National Security Advisor.

Alabama connection: Born in Birmingham, raised in Birmingham and Tuscaloosa.

How we got her social media total: 257,167 Twitter + 68.2K Instagram + 655,724 Facebook = 981,091. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Jason Isbell

Jason Isbell performs with his band, the 400 Unit, during the Live From the Drive-In concert series at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre on Friday, October 16, 2020, in Atlanta.(Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 760K.

Who he is: Americana singer, songwriter and guitarist, leader of the 400 Unit, Grammy winner, known for solo albums such as “Southeastern,” “Something More Than Free” and “The Nashville Sound.” Former member of Drive-By Truckers.

Alabama connection: Born in Green Hill, raised in North Alabama, recorded and published music via FAME Studios in the Shoals.

How we got his social media total: 390,397 Twitter + 370K Instagram + 0 Facebook = 760,397. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Isbell has 3,840 followers on TikTok and 68.2K subscribers on YouTube.

ESPN at Alabama vs. LSU 2019

Paul Finebaum, right, and Tim Tebow, behind the scenes during ESPN’s “College GameDay” and “SEC Nation” ahead of Alabama vs. LSU in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (Ben Flanagan / AL.com)

Total followers on social media: 755K.

Who he is: TV and radio personality, author, ESPN commentator, former reporter and columnist for Birmingham Post-Herald.

Alabama connection: Former Birmingham resident.

How we got his social media total: 643,614 Twitter + 17.4K Instagram + 94K Facebook = 755,014. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Roy Wood Jr.

“The first thing I think of when I think of Alabama is warmth and hospitality,” Roy Wood Jr. says. The comedian, who lives in New York City, grew up in Birmingham and returns to his hometown to visit his mother, Joyce Dugan Wood.(Tamika Moore/People of Alabama)

Total followers on social media: 744K.

Who he is: Comedian, writer, producer, correspondent for “The Daily Show.”

Alabama connection: Raised in Birmingham, maintains strong ties to his hometown.

How we got his social media total: 365,061 Twitter + 197K Instagram + 182,037 Facebook = 744,098. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Wood has 858 followers on TikTok.

Bo Jackson

Bo Jackson walked the Tiger Walk before the Iron Bowl NCAA college football game against Alabama, Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Auburn, Alabama.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Total followers on social media: 741K.

Who he is: Former pro football and baseball star, standout athlete in high school and college, won Heisman Trophy in 1985, became household name with “Bo Knows” ad campaign.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Bessemer, attended McAdory High School in McCalla, graduated from Auburn University, launched “Bo Bikes Bama” campaign to raise money for tornado victims in home state.

How we got his social media total: 226,622 Twitter + 113K Instagram + 401,895 Facebook = 741,517. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Ruben Studdard on stage

Ruben Studdard, a former “American Idol” winner, lives in Birmingham.

Total followers on social media: 693K.

Who he is: R&B singer, former “American Idol” winner, Grammy nominee.

Alabama connection: Birmingham resident.

How we got his social media total: 87,431 Twitter + 99.9K Instagram + 505,712 Facebook = 693,043. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Studdard has 141K subscribers on YouTube.

Aimee Hall

Aimee Hall is one of the stars of “Floribama Shore,” a reality series on MTV.(MTV photo)

Total followers on social media: 642K.

Who she is: Reality TV star, fan favorite on four seasons of MTV’s “Floribama Shore.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Perdido, lives in Atmore.

How we got her social media total: 84,730 Twitter + 532K Instagram + 25,290 Facebook = 642,020. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Hall has 267.4K followers on TikTok and 14.2 subscribers on YouTube.

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris performed at the All for the Hall Benefit at The Novo, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Los Angeles. The event was a fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.(Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 541K.

Who she is: Americana pioneer, singer, songwriter, bandleader, multiple Grammy winner, member of Country Music Hall of Fame, winner of CMA and ACM awards. Has catalog of more than 20 studio albums, including “Pieces of the Sky” and “Red Dirt Girl.”

Alabama connection: Born in Birmingham and spent part of her childhood there.

How we got her social media total: 70,886 Twitter + 0 Instagram + 470,208 Facebook = 541,074. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Sunny Mabrey

Sunny Mabrey, right, and Ethan Embry attended the IFC Films Spirit Awards Party on February 08, 2020 in Santa Monica, California.(Joshua Blanchard/Getty Images for IFC Films)

Total followers on social media: 493K.

Who she is: Actress and model, known for roles in TV and movies such as “Species III,” “Snakes on a Plane” and “Hillbilly Elegy.” Appeared in videos for Limp Bizkit’s “Nookie” and Lonestar’s “Amazed.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Gadsden.

How we got her social media total: 34,204 Twitter + 88.7K Instagram + 369,944 Facebook = 492,848. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Mabrey has 204.4K followers on TikTok and 633 subscribers on YouTube.

Noah Galloway

Noah Galloway was the 2018 celebrity spokesman for the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge, a program that encouraged people in the state to visit parks, trails and nature centers.(100 Alabama Miles Challenge Facebook photo)

Total followers on social media: 391K.

Who he is: Alabama Army veteran, athlete, double amputee, inspirational speaker, former reality TV star, top three finalist on “Dancing With the Stars,” Ultimate Men’s Health Guy in 2014, author of memoir, “Living With No Excuses: The Remarkable Rebirth of an American Soldier.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Birmingham, lives in Shelby County.

How we got his social media total: 44,011 Twitter + 196K Instagram + 151,259 Facebook = 391,270. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Joe Namath

Former New York Jets player Joe Namath walked the field as the Jets warmed up before an NFL football game against the New York Giants Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J.(AP Photo/Steven Ryan)

Total followers on social media: 373K.

Who he is: Former pro football star, quarterback with New York Jets, Super Bowl MVP, nicknamed “Broadway Joe” for oversize personality, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Alabama connection: Standout quarterback for University of Alabama in 1960s under Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.

How we got his social media total: 98,381 Twitter + 34.8K Instagram + 239,841 Facebook = 373,022. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Brittany Howard

Brittany Howard, the former frontwoman of the Alabama Shakes, won a Grammy Award in 2021 for Best Rock Song, for “Stay High,” from her solo debut album, “Jaime.”(Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy )

Total followers on social media: 300,414.

Who she is: Powerhouse rock singer, songwriter, solo artist, former frontwoman of Alabama Shakes, multiple Grammy winner.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Athens, formed Alabama Shakes there in 2009.

How we got her social media total: 33,327 Twitter + 206K Instagram + 61,113 Facebook = 300,440. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Howard has 92.1K subscribers on YouTube.

Clayne Crawford

Clayne Crawford attended the 2017 Fox Fall Party at Catch LA on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in West Hollywood, Calif.(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 343K.

Who he is: Actor known for his work in movies and TV series such as “Rectify,” “Lethal Weapon,” “24″ and “The Glades.”

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Clay, has a farm there.

How we got his social media total: 59,581 Twitter + 209K Instagram + 74,652 Facebook = 343,233. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Randy Owen excited to join World Games

Randy Owen will be co-chair of the 2022 World Games.

Total followers on social media: 320K.

Who he is: Country singer and songwriter, solo artist, best known as frontman of prolific and highly successful Alabama band. Author of “Born Country” memoir.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Fort Payne, lives there now.

How we got his social media total: 22,525 Twitter + 0 Instagram + 297,736 Facebook = 320,261. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Paula Poundstone

Paula Poundstone at the 15th Annual Movies for Grownups Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.(Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 286K.

Who she is: Comedian, writer, author, panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me,” star of “Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone” podcast.

Alabama connection: Born in Huntsville.

How we got her social media total: 159,348 Twitter + 8,569 Instagram +117,593 Facebook = 285,510. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Lucas Black

Actor Lucas Black hits his drive during the continuation of the second round of the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation held at Thornblade Club on June 8, 2019 in Greer, South Carolina.(Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

Total followers on social media: 248K.

Who he is: Actor known for his work in movies such as “Sling Blade,” “42,″ “Crazy in Alabama” and the “Fast and Furious” franchise; and TV series such as “NCIS: New Orleans” and “American Gothic.”

Alabama connection: Born in Decatur, grew up in Speake.

How we got his social media total: 87,595 Twitter + 160K Instagram + 0 Facebook = 247,595. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Also: Black has 18.3K subscribers on YouTube.

Walton Goggins

Walton Goggins at the 25th annual Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 222K.

Who he is: Actor known for his work in movies such as “Fatman,” “The Hateful Eight,” “Django Unchained” and “Lincoln”; and TV series such as “Justified,” “The Unicorn,” “Vice Principals” and more.

Alabama connection: Born in Birmingham.

How we got his social media total: 0 Twitter + 222K Instagram + 0 Facebook = 222,000. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Holly Williams

Holly Williams performed at Loretta Lynn’s 87th Birthday Tribute at Bridgestone Arena on Monday, April 1, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn.(Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 205K.

Who she is: Americana singer and songwriter with three studio albums to her credit, owner of White’s Mercantile stores in Tennessee, Arkansas and Kentucky.

Alabama connection: Born in Cullman, daughter of Hank Williams Jr. and granddaughter of the legendary Hank Williams.

How we got her social media total: 17,063 Twitter + 60.8K Instagram + 126,880 Facebook = 204,743. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Williams has 8.54K subscribers on YouTube.

Ty Herndon

Ty Herndon visited SiriusXM Studios on September 12, 2019 in New York City.(Roy Rochlin/Getty Images)

Total followers on social media: 196K.

Who he is: Country singer known for hit singles such as “What Mattered Most,” “It Must Be Love,” “Living in a Moment,” “Loved Too Much” and “A Man Holdin’ On (To a Woman Lettin’ Go).”

Alabama connection: Raised in Butler, went to high school in Decatur.

How we got his social media total: 21,550 Twitter + 26.8K Instagram + 147,309 Facebook = 195,659. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Herndon has 19.7K subscribers on YouTube.

John Paul White

John Paul White is co-owner of Single Lock Records in Florence, Ala.

Total followers on social media: 151K.

Who he is: Americana singer, songwriter, co-founder of Single Lock Records, former member of The Civil Wars.

Alabama connection: Born in the Shoals, lives in Florence.

How we got his social media total: 37,204 Twitter + 39.4K Instagram + 74,060 Facebook = 150,664. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Kim Dickens

Kim Dickens at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.(Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 147K.

Who she is: Actress known for roles in movies such as “Gone Girl” and TV series such as “Deadwood,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “House of Cards,” “Treme” and more.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Huntsville.

How we got her social media total: 33,468 Twitter + 114K Instagram + 0 Facebook = 147,468. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Hicks plans to release a new album, "Six Strings and Diamond Rings."

After a quiet 2020, Taylor Hicks says he’s hoping the rest of the decade will be “like the Roaring ’20s.”Shelley Lehner photo courtesy Taylor Hicks

Total followers on social media: 143K.

Who he is: Soul-rock-country singer, songwriter, harmonica player, former “American Idol” winner, former host of “State Plate” food and travel series, toured as Teen Angel in revival of “Grease,” starred in “Shenandoah” at Serenbe Playhouse in Georgia.

Alabama connection: Born in Birmingham, raised in Hoover.

How we got his social media total: 54,774 Twitter + 19.4K Instagram + 68,601 Facebook = 142,775. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: Hicks has 298 followers on TikTok.

Patterson Hood

Patterson Hood of Drive By Truckers performed at City Winery on Friday, June 18, 2021, in Atlanta.(Robb Cohen/Invision/AP)

Total followers on social media: 120K.

Who he is: Singer, songwriter, guitarist, solo artist, co-founder and frontman of Drive-By Truckers.

Alabama connection: Born and raised in Muscle Shoals; son of David Hood, bassist of Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section.

How we got his social media total: 43,936 Twitter + 17.9K Instagram + 57,694 Facebook = 119,530. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Mac McAnally

Alabama native Mac McAnally has won 10 awards from the Country Music Association in the category of Musician of the Year. Here’s McAnally with his trophy in 2017. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Total followers on social media: 113K.

Who he is: Guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer, member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band, 10-time winner of CMA Award for Musician of the Year.

Alabama connection: Born in Red Bay, has a home and recording studio in Sheffield.

How we got his social media total: 18,881 Twitter + 24K Instagram + 70,407 Facebook = 113,288. (Numbers as of July 9, 2021)

Plus: McAnally has 3.25K subscribers on YouTube.



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