Brittany Howard is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. She is recognized as the lead vocalist and main songwriter for the rock band Alabama Shakes. With the band, she has won nine Grammy Award nominations in the categories like Grammy Award and Album of the Year for Sound & Color. Besides Alabama Shakes, she is also part of rock bands Thunderbitch and Bermuda Triangle.
Furthermore, she has also debuted her solo career with the studio album, Jamie, in 2019. For her solo album, she has received critical acclaim and had received seven Grammy nominations including Best Rock Song for Stay High in 2021. If you wanna know more information on her then keep on scrolling.
Caption: The American singer and songwriter, Brittany Howard.
Brittany Howard: Bio, Family, Career
The musician was born on 2 October 1988 in Athens, Alabama, the United States of America. She was born as one of two daughters of her parents Christi (née Carter) and K. J. Howard. She has a nationality of American and belongs to mixed ethnicity of English and Irish ancestry from her mother’s side, while her father, Afro-American.
Moreover, she had to face several tragic incidents during her early years. Firstly, her home which was in a junkyard was burnt after a lightning strike. Then she lost her older sister Jaime had passed away from retinoblastoma in 1998. She had once reclaimed that she learned to write poetry and play piano from her sister. Later she was also infected by the same disease but it didn’t affect her much. Also, her parents separated when she was young.
Regarding her education, she attended East Limestone High School. After graduation, she worked for the United States Postal Service until her full-time music career as the lead singer of Alabama Shakes. During high school, she had met her bassist Zac Cockrell of the band Alabama Shakes.
She started her music career as a lead vocalist and guitarist for the American rock band Alabama Shakes (previously, The Shakes). The band consists of bassist Zac Cockrell, drummer Steve Johnson, and Guitarist Heath Fogg. They later signed to record deal with ATO Records and released their Boys & Girls in 2012 that gained several Grammy Award nominations and critical acclaim. In 2012, she also became a member of co-founded rock band Thunderbitch with members of Clear Plastic Masks and ATO Records labelmates Fly Golden Eagle.
Besides two bands, she also formed the third band Bermuda Triangle along with her future wife Jesse Lafser and Becca Mancari in 2017 in Nashville. She has also named the recipient of Billboard’s Women in Music Powerhouse award in 2015. She further debuted her solo career and released her debut album, Jamie, in June 2019. In September 2019, she toured across North America and Europe. The album gains nomination in 2020 in the category of Outstanding Music Artist.
Brittany Howard: Personal Life & Married
She is not single at the moment and married to her longtime partner, Jesse Lafser. You must be wondering about her sexual orientation. Well, if you are not aware then she has come out as a lesbian at the age of 25. Further, she met her future wife through a mutual friend and soon started dating. After knowing each other, they tied a knot in 2018. Moreover, her wife is a singer and a bandmate in the Bermuda Triangle Band.
Caption: Brittany Howard and Jesse Lafser.
Brittany Howard: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Talking about her earning, she has been making a hefty amount of money from her musical career. Other than singing, she also produces, writes, and plays instruments that help her to make a good amount. Therefore, she has an estimated net worth of above $500 thousand. Though there is no exact information on her salary or annual income.
She is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. She has an Instagram account @blackfootwhitefoot with 223k followers. Also, she has a Twitter account @blkfootwhtfoot with 35.4k followers. On Facebook, she goes by the account under her name with more than 62k followers.
Brittany Howard: Body Measurements
The veteran singer has a heavy body type that has unknown body measurements of chest or waist. Her body stands to a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.77 meters with unknown body weight. She has black eyes color as well as black hair color.