Alabama Exhibit Coming To Country Music Hall Of Fame



A new exhibit titled Alabama: Born Country will open at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on August 25. The exhibit will run through June 2017.

Coinciding, band members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook will perform during the museum’s exclusive member concert, The Big Gig, at the CMA Theater on July 6.

The year-long exhibit will be comprised of musical instruments, performance clothing, awards, childhood mementos, tour memorabilia and photographs. A spotlight will also shine on the Country Music Hall of Famers’ humanitarian efforts, most notably the long-running June Jam in Fort Payne, Alabama. The event has raised millions of dollars for local charities.

Since signing with RCA in 1980, Alabama has scored over 40 chart-topping singles, sold more than 70 million albums worldwide and set concert attendance records. The band has been honored with three CMA Entertainer of the Year honors (1982, 1983 and 1984) and was named ACM’s Artist of the Decade for the 1980s. By 1993 the group had released 32 No. 1 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, including “Mountain Music,” “Dixieland Delight,” “Love in the First Degree,” “Song of the South.”

In September 2015, Alabama reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart with Southern Drawl, their first album of new material since 2001, released with BMG. On Thursday (May 26), the band will be inducted into the Music City Walk of Fame in downtown Nashville.


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