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Celebrity Direct Inc. will help you select, book and hire Alabama to perform at your corporate event, non-profit event or private performance.
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- “Angels Among Us”
- “Dixieland Delight”
- “Mountain Music”
- “Feels So Right”
- “I’m In A Hurry”
Alabama Band Bio
How do you encapsulate a career that to date has resulted in 21 Gold, Platinum, and Multi-Platinum albums, 43 #1 singles, and over 73 million records sold? Add to that over 150 industry awards including eight country music “Entertainer of the Year” honors, two Grammys, two People’s Choice Awards, and their very own star on the “Hollywood Walk of Fame.” For Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook – the members of ALABAMA – it’s been 30 years of unprecedented success that still continues to this day.
In the late ’60s, cousins Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry discovered they shared a common interest in music. Joined by Jeff Cook – another local veteran musician – they started playing clubs and venues on a regular basis. In March of 1973, the band said goodbye to their daytime jobs and part-time weekend gigs. Bravely, “Wildcountry”, as the band was formerly known, left their Lookout Mountain and Fort Payne roots to hone its burgeoning talent on the club scene in coastal South Carolina and the surrounding area.
The group began taking the genre in new directions and reaching out to an incredibly diverse fan base, many of which had never before listened to country music. ALABAMA was among the first to court a youth market for country music. (Previously, an older consumer characterized the format with more mature concert audiences.) With its vibrant stage energy and casual, working-class attire, the group presented a newly youthful image and thereby opened the door to the titanic sales that country music enjoyed in the 1990s. Teenage boys and 20-something men who had been sporting T-shirts emblazoned with the names of bands like Yes, Boston and Lynyrd Skynyrd in the late-70’s had ALABAMA’s trademark logo across their chests by the time they left high school and graduated college a few years later. At the same time, the group’s soulful southern ballads stirred emotions in women of all ages, drawing huge female audiences to their shows.
ALABAMA concerts became immediate sell-outs whenever and wherever tickets went on sale. Many of those who flocked to ALABAMA’s live performances with their state-of-the-art production were not necessarily fans of country music and did not listen largely to country radio. Because of ALABAMA’s impact on the country genre, however, more and more new listeners were being attracted to the format. ALABAMA’s multi-Platinum® record sales, and their energetic concert approach, helped to stamp a new identity on the country music industry. ALABAMA was leaving its legendary mark in concert arenas, record stores and on country radio.
Their approach to country music attracted fans of all ages, and continues to do so even today as represented on their most recent collaboration – the #1 hit, “Old ALABAMA” with Brad Paisley. ALABAMA’s live concert approach mirrored the band’s club days while playing for tips at The Bowery in Myrtle Beach. Being able to react immediately to song requests meant money in the tip jar. The band’s upbringing on country, gospel, bluegrass, rhythm and blues, rock-n-roll and southern rock enabled them to perform with ease everything from Acuff to ZZ Top. ALABAMA was, quite simply, blazing a path that would take country music to new places and in new directions. Sure, established country superstars like Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were enjoying crossover success at the time, but the foursome-relative newcomers in 1981-made their way into the Top 20 on the pop charts as well. “Feels So Right,” “The Closer You Get,” “Love In The First Degree,” “Lady Down On Love” and “Take Me Down” all received pop airplay.
ALABAMA has also been the recipient of 23 American Music Awards since 1983, including their prestigious Award of Merit, making the group the most awarded artist in the history of the American Music Awards. In 2003, Alabama was honored with the Academy of Country Music Pioneer Award. In December 2003, the group received the International Quality of Life Award from Auburn University in ceremonies held at the United Nations Building in New York City.
In June 2011, ALBAMA and an All-Star cast of top entertainers (including Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, The Commodores, Sheryl Crow, Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and more) raised more than $2.1 million for the Bama Rising Fund which was created to support the long-term recovery for those affected by the tornadoes that ravaged the state of Alabama earlier in the year.
Attempting to find a numerical means to “sum up” ALABAMA’s success actually becomes a staggering prospect until you realize that all you need is one figure, one statistic, to say it all. Set aside the millions of albums, the awards, the accolades, even their unprecedented collection of hits, look simply to the fans, the countless fans they’ve touched over the years. Look at those people, add up those numbers, count every person who’s been touched by the music of ALABAMA. Then – and only then – will you truly see the incredible legacy these men have created. ALABAMA’s magic will always be preserved in its music and it will always live in the hearts of their fans.
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