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Formed: 1969 (45 years ago)


Biography

It's been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to
spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It
took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of
mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of, but then seemingly no
time at all to change the face of country music.
ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a
record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy,
sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened ... Read more

It's been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to
spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It
took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of
mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of, but then seemingly no
time at all to change the face of country music.
ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a
record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy,
sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country's audience and opened the
door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73
million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of
Fame.
ALABAMA & Friends commemorates that summer at The Bowery and catalogues the
lasting influence the group has had on generations of Country stars who draw
inspiration from the sparkling harmonies, irresistible stage presence and world-class
songwriting and song selection that made them superstars. It brings together some of
Country's biggest stars, each bringing a unique musical approach to classic ALABAMA
songs that have influenced them.
The diversity and star power of the artists speaks volumes about the breadth and depth
of ALABAMA's legacy. Contributing their own versions of Alabama classics are Jason
Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey
Johnson, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, and Trisha Yearwood.
"I thank God I'm here to see these great artists see fit to sing some of the songs we did,"
says Randy, with the Everyman sincerity that has helped so many identify with the
humbly born superstars.
"It's very much an honor," adds Jeff, "that they'd take part in an ALABAMA tribute. We
had a lot of fun working with them, and I think the finished product testifies to both the
fun and the quality that went into it."
The songs chosen for the project represent just the tip of the iceberg that is the band's
catalog, but they speak, to hear Teddy tell it, to the key to the band's legacy.
"More than anything," he says, "our longevity is a tribute to the hard work we did in
selecting songs, because it's the songs that people remember."
The songs here are, of course, among the most memorable in country history. Included
are "My Home's In Alabama," the band's first major hit and the song that introduced
them to the world; "Tennessee River," their very first #1; "Old Flame" and "Love in the First
Degree," from their second RCA album; "Lady Down On Love," a harmony-laden
example of Randy's songwriting prowess; "The Closer You Get," released halfway
through their streak of 21 chart-toppers; "She And I," from the mid-'80s; and "Forever's As
Far As I'll Go" and "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)," which helped kick off the '90s,
in which the boys earned 29 more chart hits, including 22 #1 or Top 5 singles.
Capping the project are two new tracks by ALABAMA, songs that find the band making
music that sounds both classic and relevant. They worked with legendary producer
Harold Shedd, who worked with them in those golden early days and went on to
discover Shania Twain, Toby Keith and many others.
"I suggested to Jeff and Teddy that Harold work with us on the new stuff," says Randy,
"and they agreed. It was spine-tingling when he said yes. It's a story-book episode in my
life and in the career of ALABAMA to have Harold being on board and to see him as
excited as we were after all these years."
"We hadn't worked together in years," adds Shedd, "but within a couple of hours we
had some things that sounded like ALABAMA did in 1980. It was like ALABAMA reborn."
"I always worry about putting out anything new at this point," Teddy says with a laugh,
"knowing it has to stand up to a pretty strong track record," but agrees the new material
does just that. He calls "That's How I Was Raised" "right down the heart of the plate
simple country song that showcases our harmonies," and "All American" "a song that
says a lot of things that need to be said about our country."
The project came about as the trio realized their 40th anniversary was at hand.
"We got to talking and said, 'Let's do some shows and play some of the places we
haven't played before, like the Ryman and the Fox Theatre in Atlanta,’" says Teddy.
"We kicked off the tour in Myrtle Beach and took our music back to our fans," adds Jeff.
"We've all done enjoyable projects separately in the years since our last tour, but we all
realize we're stronger as a unit."
"And then as we talked," says Randy, "we started talking about a CD project and
maybe getting some other artists involved."
The format they chose enables them to celebrate those humble beginnings and their
stratospheric accomplishments. Of the former, Jeff says, "I don't think we thought too far
ahead. We were more concerned with paying our bills at the end of the week playing
music."
The Bowery was a chance to get established outside their home turf, where they'd
played a nearby theme park, opening for national acts like Bobby Bare.
"We believed we had something pretty special from a vocal standpoint," says Teddy,
"and we were looking for the opportunity to prove it. There were a lot of times when we
wondered whether we might be better off going back home and getting jobs, but we
just kept rehearsing and writing songs, trying to get better and believing we could do it."
"I went to see them at The Bowery," says Shedd, "and the sound that these three guys
could create together was just really something. I saw the crowd reacting to music
they'd never heard before as though they had. They were doing some covers, but a lot
of the ALABAMA show at the time was original material, including stuff that wound up
on the first three albums we did together."
The band was revolutionary in more than one sense.
"We were renegades in sneakers and T-shirts," says Teddy. "We had long hair and played
loud and some of the country folks resisted us for a while. But then of course they did
accept us and then after that, our success made it lots easier for other bands to try it in
country music."
The fact that some of the heirs of that legacy--Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts and Florida
Georgia Line--are among the stars paying tribute on Alabama & Friends is part of their
legacy as surely as the awards and plaudits they've earned through the years. And
those, of course, have been legion. They include more than 150 major industry nods,
including two Grammys, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award, Entertainer of the Year
awards three times from the CMA and five times from the ACM, as well as the latter's
Artist of the Decade award. They earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and Multi-Platinum ®
albums and were named the RIAA's Country Group of the Century.
But awards are only a part of a legacy that finds its most important home in the hearts
of listeners everywhere. Some of those are superstars in other genres, as Randy found
out not long ago.
"I was part of a benefit concert at the Ryman," he says, "and I look over there's Jon Bon
Jovi. He walked over and said hello and it turns out he likes our music."
Many more, of course, are everyday country fans.
"A lot of fans will start a conversation with, 'I don't want to bother you,'" says Jeff, "but
what they don't understand is that everything that's happened to us, every one of those
awards, happened because we've been accepted and supported by our fans."
Not long ago, Teddy was witness to a scene that shows that their legacy of song
remains as fresh as it was when that streak in the '80s kicked it all off.
"I was in Nashville," he says, "walking by this club full of young people--I'm talking 18 or
20. The band started playing 'Dixieland Delight' and everybody in the place started
singing and sang all the way through. I had to smile at the longevity of the songs.
Maybe some of those kids didn't even know who ALABAMA was, but they knew the
music, and so I think that's a tribute to the fact that we spent a career putting out good
songs that stand the test of time."
With ALABAMA & Friends, all of us who agree get to celebrate that accomplishment

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

It's been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to
spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It
took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of
mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of, but then seemingly no
time at all to change the face of country music.
ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a
record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy,
sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country's audience and opened the
door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73
million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of
Fame.
ALABAMA & Friends commemorates that summer at The Bowery and catalogues the
lasting influence the group has had on generations of Country stars who draw
inspiration from the sparkling harmonies, irresistible stage presence and world-class
songwriting and song selection that made them superstars. It brings together some of
Country's biggest stars, each bringing a unique musical approach to classic ALABAMA
songs that have influenced them.
The diversity and star power of the artists speaks volumes about the breadth and depth
of ALABAMA's legacy. Contributing their own versions of Alabama classics are Jason
Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey
Johnson, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, and Trisha Yearwood.
"I thank God I'm here to see these great artists see fit to sing some of the songs we did,"
says Randy, with the Everyman sincerity that has helped so many identify with the
humbly born superstars.
"It's very much an honor," adds Jeff, "that they'd take part in an ALABAMA tribute. We
had a lot of fun working with them, and I think the finished product testifies to both the
fun and the quality that went into it."
The songs chosen for the project represent just the tip of the iceberg that is the band's
catalog, but they speak, to hear Teddy tell it, to the key to the band's legacy.
"More than anything," he says, "our longevity is a tribute to the hard work we did in
selecting songs, because it's the songs that people remember."
The songs here are, of course, among the most memorable in country history. Included
are "My Home's In Alabama," the band's first major hit and the song that introduced
them to the world; "Tennessee River," their very first #1; "Old Flame" and "Love in the First
Degree," from their second RCA album; "Lady Down On Love," a harmony-laden
example of Randy's songwriting prowess; "The Closer You Get," released halfway
through their streak of 21 chart-toppers; "She And I," from the mid-'80s; and "Forever's As
Far As I'll Go" and "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)," which helped kick off the '90s,
in which the boys earned 29 more chart hits, including 22 #1 or Top 5 singles.
Capping the project are two new tracks by ALABAMA, songs that find the band making
music that sounds both classic and relevant. They worked with legendary producer
Harold Shedd, who worked with them in those golden early days and went on to
discover Shania Twain, Toby Keith and many others.
"I suggested to Jeff and Teddy that Harold work with us on the new stuff," says Randy,
"and they agreed. It was spine-tingling when he said yes. It's a story-book episode in my
life and in the career of ALABAMA to have Harold being on board and to see him as
excited as we were after all these years."
"We hadn't worked together in years," adds Shedd, "but within a couple of hours we
had some things that sounded like ALABAMA did in 1980. It was like ALABAMA reborn."
"I always worry about putting out anything new at this point," Teddy says with a laugh,
"knowing it has to stand up to a pretty strong track record," but agrees the new material
does just that. He calls "That's How I Was Raised" "right down the heart of the plate
simple country song that showcases our harmonies," and "All American" "a song that
says a lot of things that need to be said about our country."
The project came about as the trio realized their 40th anniversary was at hand.
"We got to talking and said, 'Let's do some shows and play some of the places we
haven't played before, like the Ryman and the Fox Theatre in Atlanta,’" says Teddy.
"We kicked off the tour in Myrtle Beach and took our music back to our fans," adds Jeff.
"We've all done enjoyable projects separately in the years since our last tour, but we all
realize we're stronger as a unit."
"And then as we talked," says Randy, "we started talking about a CD project and
maybe getting some other artists involved."
The format they chose enables them to celebrate those humble beginnings and their
stratospheric accomplishments. Of the former, Jeff says, "I don't think we thought too far
ahead. We were more concerned with paying our bills at the end of the week playing
music."
The Bowery was a chance to get established outside their home turf, where they'd
played a nearby theme park, opening for national acts like Bobby Bare.
"We believed we had something pretty special from a vocal standpoint," says Teddy,
"and we were looking for the opportunity to prove it. There were a lot of times when we
wondered whether we might be better off going back home and getting jobs, but we
just kept rehearsing and writing songs, trying to get better and believing we could do it."
"I went to see them at The Bowery," says Shedd, "and the sound that these three guys
could create together was just really something. I saw the crowd reacting to music
they'd never heard before as though they had. They were doing some covers, but a lot
of the ALABAMA show at the time was original material, including stuff that wound up
on the first three albums we did together."
The band was revolutionary in more than one sense.
"We were renegades in sneakers and T-shirts," says Teddy. "We had long hair and played
loud and some of the country folks resisted us for a while. But then of course they did
accept us and then after that, our success made it lots easier for other bands to try it in
country music."
The fact that some of the heirs of that legacy--Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts and Florida
Georgia Line--are among the stars paying tribute on Alabama & Friends is part of their
legacy as surely as the awards and plaudits they've earned through the years. And
those, of course, have been legion. They include more than 150 major industry nods,
including two Grammys, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award, Entertainer of the Year
awards three times from the CMA and five times from the ACM, as well as the latter's
Artist of the Decade award. They earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and Multi-Platinum ®
albums and were named the RIAA's Country Group of the Century.
But awards are only a part of a legacy that finds its most important home in the hearts
of listeners everywhere. Some of those are superstars in other genres, as Randy found
out not long ago.
"I was part of a benefit concert at the Ryman," he says, "and I look over there's Jon Bon
Jovi. He walked over and said hello and it turns out he likes our music."
Many more, of course, are everyday country fans.
"A lot of fans will start a conversation with, 'I don't want to bother you,'" says Jeff, "but
what they don't understand is that everything that's happened to us, every one of those
awards, happened because we've been accepted and supported by our fans."
Not long ago, Teddy was witness to a scene that shows that their legacy of song
remains as fresh as it was when that streak in the '80s kicked it all off.
"I was in Nashville," he says, "walking by this club full of young people--I'm talking 18 or
20. The band started playing 'Dixieland Delight' and everybody in the place started
singing and sang all the way through. I had to smile at the longevity of the songs.
Maybe some of those kids didn't even know who ALABAMA was, but they knew the
music, and so I think that's a tribute to the fact that we spent a career putting out good
songs that stand the test of time."
With ALABAMA & Friends, all of us who agree get to celebrate that accomplishment

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

It's been 40 years since a trio of young cousins left Fort Payne, Alabama, to
spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, bar called The Bowery. It
took Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook six long years of tip jars and word of
mouth to earn the major label deal they'd been dreaming of, but then seemingly no
time at all to change the face of country music.
ALABAMA is the band that changed everything. They reeled off 21 straight #1 singles, a
record that will probably never be equaled in any genre. They brought youthful energy,
sex appeal and a rocking edge that broadened country's audience and opened the
door to self-contained bands from then on, and they undertook a journey that led, 73
million albums later, to the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Hollywood Walk of
Fame.
ALABAMA & Friends commemorates that summer at The Bowery and catalogues the
lasting influence the group has had on generations of Country stars who draw
inspiration from the sparkling harmonies, irresistible stage presence and world-class
songwriting and song selection that made them superstars. It brings together some of
Country's biggest stars, each bringing a unique musical approach to classic ALABAMA
songs that have influenced them.
The diversity and star power of the artists speaks volumes about the breadth and depth
of ALABAMA's legacy. Contributing their own versions of Alabama classics are Jason
Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eli Young Band, Florida Georgia Line, Jamey
Johnson, Toby Keith, Rascal Flatts, and Trisha Yearwood.
"I thank God I'm here to see these great artists see fit to sing some of the songs we did,"
says Randy, with the Everyman sincerity that has helped so many identify with the
humbly born superstars.
"It's very much an honor," adds Jeff, "that they'd take part in an ALABAMA tribute. We
had a lot of fun working with them, and I think the finished product testifies to both the
fun and the quality that went into it."
The songs chosen for the project represent just the tip of the iceberg that is the band's
catalog, but they speak, to hear Teddy tell it, to the key to the band's legacy.
"More than anything," he says, "our longevity is a tribute to the hard work we did in
selecting songs, because it's the songs that people remember."
The songs here are, of course, among the most memorable in country history. Included
are "My Home's In Alabama," the band's first major hit and the song that introduced
them to the world; "Tennessee River," their very first #1; "Old Flame" and "Love in the First
Degree," from their second RCA album; "Lady Down On Love," a harmony-laden
example of Randy's songwriting prowess; "The Closer You Get," released halfway
through their streak of 21 chart-toppers; "She And I," from the mid-'80s; and "Forever's As
Far As I'll Go" and "I'm In A Hurry (And Don't Know Why)," which helped kick off the '90s,
in which the boys earned 29 more chart hits, including 22 #1 or Top 5 singles.
Capping the project are two new tracks by ALABAMA, songs that find the band making
music that sounds both classic and relevant. They worked with legendary producer
Harold Shedd, who worked with them in those golden early days and went on to
discover Shania Twain, Toby Keith and many others.
"I suggested to Jeff and Teddy that Harold work with us on the new stuff," says Randy,
"and they agreed. It was spine-tingling when he said yes. It's a story-book episode in my
life and in the career of ALABAMA to have Harold being on board and to see him as
excited as we were after all these years."
"We hadn't worked together in years," adds Shedd, "but within a couple of hours we
had some things that sounded like ALABAMA did in 1980. It was like ALABAMA reborn."
"I always worry about putting out anything new at this point," Teddy says with a laugh,
"knowing it has to stand up to a pretty strong track record," but agrees the new material
does just that. He calls "That's How I Was Raised" "right down the heart of the plate
simple country song that showcases our harmonies," and "All American" "a song that
says a lot of things that need to be said about our country."
The project came about as the trio realized their 40th anniversary was at hand.
"We got to talking and said, 'Let's do some shows and play some of the places we
haven't played before, like the Ryman and the Fox Theatre in Atlanta,’" says Teddy.
"We kicked off the tour in Myrtle Beach and took our music back to our fans," adds Jeff.
"We've all done enjoyable projects separately in the years since our last tour, but we all
realize we're stronger as a unit."
"And then as we talked," says Randy, "we started talking about a CD project and
maybe getting some other artists involved."
The format they chose enables them to celebrate those humble beginnings and their
stratospheric accomplishments. Of the former, Jeff says, "I don't think we thought too far
ahead. We were more concerned with paying our bills at the end of the week playing
music."
The Bowery was a chance to get established outside their home turf, where they'd
played a nearby theme park, opening for national acts like Bobby Bare.
"We believed we had something pretty special from a vocal standpoint," says Teddy,
"and we were looking for the opportunity to prove it. There were a lot of times when we
wondered whether we might be better off going back home and getting jobs, but we
just kept rehearsing and writing songs, trying to get better and believing we could do it."
"I went to see them at The Bowery," says Shedd, "and the sound that these three guys
could create together was just really something. I saw the crowd reacting to music
they'd never heard before as though they had. They were doing some covers, but a lot
of the ALABAMA show at the time was original material, including stuff that wound up
on the first three albums we did together."
The band was revolutionary in more than one sense.
"We were renegades in sneakers and T-shirts," says Teddy. "We had long hair and played
loud and some of the country folks resisted us for a while. But then of course they did
accept us and then after that, our success made it lots easier for other bands to try it in
country music."
The fact that some of the heirs of that legacy--Eli Young Band, Rascal Flatts and Florida
Georgia Line--are among the stars paying tribute on Alabama & Friends is part of their
legacy as surely as the awards and plaudits they've earned through the years. And
those, of course, have been legion. They include more than 150 major industry nods,
including two Grammys, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award, Entertainer of the Year
awards three times from the CMA and five times from the ACM, as well as the latter's
Artist of the Decade award. They earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and Multi-Platinum ®
albums and were named the RIAA's Country Group of the Century.
But awards are only a part of a legacy that finds its most important home in the hearts
of listeners everywhere. Some of those are superstars in other genres, as Randy found
out not long ago.
"I was part of a benefit concert at the Ryman," he says, "and I look over there's Jon Bon
Jovi. He walked over and said hello and it turns out he likes our music."
Many more, of course, are everyday country fans.
"A lot of fans will start a conversation with, 'I don't want to bother you,'" says Jeff, "but
what they don't understand is that everything that's happened to us, every one of those
awards, happened because we've been accepted and supported by our fans."
Not long ago, Teddy was witness to a scene that shows that their legacy of song
remains as fresh as it was when that streak in the '80s kicked it all off.
"I was in Nashville," he says, "walking by this club full of young people--I'm talking 18 or
20. The band started playing 'Dixieland Delight' and everybody in the place started
singing and sang all the way through. I had to smile at the longevity of the songs.
Maybe some of those kids didn't even know who ALABAMA was, but they knew the
music, and so I think that's a tribute to the fact that we spent a career putting out good
songs that stand the test of time."
With ALABAMA & Friends, all of us who agree get to celebrate that accomplishment

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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