Earlier this month, country music supergroup Alabama took the stage at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium for back-to-back sold out shows. One of the night included several special guests all who can be found on the group's newly released Alabama & Friends album for a TV taping.
A unique take on a "Tribute Album", Alabama & Friends serves a couple of purposes. One it toats Alabama for the influence they've had on the current generation of country stars while also giving fans who see their shows across the USA new music.
After taking a year off to do various projects the three core members of Alabama are back together and to toast their new tour ("Back To The Bowery Tour"), the legends have teamed with Show Dog-Universal and some of Country music's top stars for the release of Alabama And Friends. Details here.
Newcomer Jason Mitchell had an eventful 2010 with the success of "Slow And Steady," a touching ballad. Now back working on new material with an A-list producer, Jason recently discussed his career so far and where he hopes it goes in the future. Read on to find out more.
The most infamous era in country music was in the early '80s. The Urban Cowboy movement led country music away from its roots. Country's move toward pop culture was popularized by John Travolta's "Urban Cowboy," and spurred on by Dolly Parton's movie 9 to 5 and the title song, which you can find here.
Here's Alabama performing their yuletide single from 1987.
Six years after country mega-group Alabama announced their retirement, lead singer Randy Owen returns with his first solo album on Broken Bow Records. Produced by John Rich, One on One finds Owen contemplating the relationships that mean the most to him at this point in his life.
With his career having gone further than most people could dream of, Randy Owen has certainly lived a charmed life. On Nov 4, 2008, Randy Owen will be releasing not only his first solo album with Broken Bow Records but also his memoir about his life and times in and out of the award-winning group Alabama.