The band was founded by Randy Owen lead vocals, rhythm guitar and his cousin Teddy Gentry bass, backing vocals. They were soon joined by another cousin, Jeff Cook lead guitar, fiddle, and keyboards. First operating under the name Wildcountry, the group toured the Southeast bar circuit in the early s, and began writing original songs. They changed their name to Alabama in and following the chart success of two singles, were approached by RCA Records for a record deal. Alabama's biggest success came in the s, where the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards. The band's popularity waned slightly in the s although they continued to produce hit singles and multi-platinum album sales. Alabama disbanded in following a farewell tour and two albums of inspirational music but reunited in and have continued to record and tour worldwide. Sign in or Register.
From underground upstarts to Grammy-polishing mainstays, below are 20 new and recent songs by Alabama musicians to know. Please note: Some tracks contain language some listeners may find offensive. Birmingham-via-Huntsville grunge-duo bash and pop. Magic City cut for your next neo-soul playlist. Sauntering country-tinged indie from Birmingham. Chelsea metal virtuoso Jacob Bunton does dancefloor-goth in new band also boasting L. Mini blaxploitation for your ears, from a rising Montgomery rapper. From a new LP for Florence label Single Lock Records , Talladega-founded vocal group legends offer sanctified-solace sure could use.
Here are 10 recently released songs to know, by bands and solo acts based in Alabama or from here. Turn them up. And hang in there. Some songs contain language some listeners might find offensive. Glam-grunge gold from a talented Birmingham trio, whose sugar-melody frontwoman is also their drummer.
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. 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. 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.