In their decades-long career, Alabama emerged as the biggest self-contained country band in history, having taken home six Grammys for country and gospel music, landed 42 #1 hits on the country charts, and having sold over 73 million records in the course of their career. After the group broke up in 2003, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) named Alabama “The Country Group of the 20th Century.” In 2005, they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Randy Owen was born in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1949. He played guitar as a boy and graduated from Fort Payne High School and Jacksonville State University. His first cousin, Teddy Gentry, was also born in Fort Payne, in 1952. He... Read More