Many celebrities are either from Alabama, currently live in Alabama, or love Alabama so much that they visit the state quite often. If you’ve never spotted a celebrity in Alabama, you might be looking in all the wrong places. Listed below are nine places located throughout Alabama where you’ll most likely spot a celebrity.
1. Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport
Many celebrities are spotted regularly at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. As a matter of fact, Morgan Freeman is the "voice" of this airport and has been spotted quite a few times.
2. Talladega Superspeedway
Talladega Superspeedway has quite a long history with celebrities making appearances at races. Nearly every race features a celebrity waving the green flag, singing the National Anthem, and giving the "Gentleman, Start Your Engines" command.
3. The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa
This luxurious hotel is a favorite among celebrities and one of Alabama's finest. Celebrities staying overnight in Mobile often stay here.
4. The Shoals
The Shoals (Florence, Muscle Shoals, Tuscumbia and Sheffield) is home to FAME Recording Studios (Muscle Shoals). Quite often, you'll spot a famous musician while he or she is in town recording.
5. Iron Bowl
The Iron Bowl is the annual football rivalry game that's played between the University of Alabama Crimson Tide and the Auburn University Tigers. It's not unusual to spot several celebrities at this game.
6. Hangout Music Festival
The Hangout Music Festival is an annual three-day music festival held on the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores. Guests of this festival will get to enjoy some of today's top recording artists. Celebrities have even been spotted hiding among the crowds. The 2016 Hangout Music Festival will take place May 20-22.
7. The Westin Huntsville
Classic Southern hospitality and elegance is what attracts celebrities to The Westin whenever they're planning to stay overnight in Huntsville.
8. GoDaddy Bowl Celebrity Golf Tournament - Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (Magnolia Grove)
It's impossible to "not" spot a celebrity at a celebrity golf tournament. The GoDaddy Bowl Celebrity Golf Tournament is held annually in Mobile and sports celebrities from across the nation are often the participants.
9. Ono Island
Ono Island has been home to several celebrities, including Dolly Parton, Jimmy Buffet and Britney Spears. The next time you vacation in Orange Beach, which just so happens to be next to Ono Island, you might spot a celebrity or two. You also have the option to rent a vacation home on Ono Island to increase your chances of having a celebrity encounter.
Have you ever spotted a celebrity at any of these nine places? Where else in Alabama might one have a celebrity encounter? Let us know in the comments below!