Celebrating its 50th year since becoming a band, Alabama can still be caught performing at venues of all sizes and locations. Alabama is a country act whose style is described as soft, Southern and gospel. The band's first breakout song was "Tennessee River" from the album My Home's in Alabama. Thereafter, the band had a string of 21 hits, including "Love in the First Degree" from the album Feels So Right, "Mountain Music" from the album Mountain Music and "Dixieland Delight" from the album The Closer You Get. The band's sound was mostly influenced by other country music artists, including Merle Haggard. Alabama was one of the very first bands to receive a large amount of radio airplay. Attending an Alabama concert is like taking a tour of Tennessee. Plus, you will be witnessing the trio who changed everything for country music artists. From playing at The Bowery, a bar in Myrtle Beach, S.C., for tips and word of mouth to celebrating a milestone most musical artists do not reach, Alabama has come a long way.
Country First, Crossover Second
In a span of 50 years, you might not end the way you begin. However, Alabama never forgot its roots. The band began from humble beginnings. Once it was offered a contract with a major music label, the band paved the way for others in the genre. On this special milestone, the band is celebrating something truly special. In the beginning, the group focused on country music. Rock and pop sounds were added later. In the 1980s, the band added elements of rock concerts to its performances. It helped Alabama to reach markets beyond country audiences. It also helped with the group's popularity. When demand for the band slowed in the 1990s, Alabama still released hit singles. The group disbanded in 2003; however, in 2010, Alabama began to collaborate and produce reunion tours. Now, 50 years later, the group is showing audiences that it still has the magic that caught the eye of the music industry.
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Who are the members of Alabama?
The members of the band are Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook. Past members have included Mark Herndon, Jackie Owen and Rick Scott as well as Bennett Vartanian. Owen handles the lead vocals and plays the rhythm guitar. Gentry handles the back vocals and plays the bass. Cook takes care of the lead guitar, fiddle and keyboards. All three men are cousins.
What is Alabama's tour setlist like?
During an Alabama tour, you can expect the band to play its hits. The top five songs the group most often performs at appearances are "Mountain Magic," "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)," "Tennessee River," "Born Country" and "Feels So Right."
Is Alabama coming to a city near me?
Chances are good that the Alabama tour will be coming to a city near you. The band will be making appearances in Bristol, Tenn., Grand Rapids, Mich., and Baltimore, among other spots.
Will Alabama tour in 2019?
Alabama is on tour in 2019. The band is celebrating its 50th anniversary and sharing it with the fans. Stops include the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C., and Fox Theater in Detroit.
What other bands sound like Alabama?
Other bands that have a similar country sound to Alabama are The Oak Ridge Boys and Brooks & Dunn. If you are interested in solo country acts, you might consider checking out Charlie Daniels, George Strait or Alan Jackson.Back to Top
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