Alabama was recently surprised with the Pandora Billionaire plaque, commemorating over two billion streams on the streaming service.
On Dec. 9 at the Berglund Center Coliseum in Roanoke, Virginia, Alabama’s founding members Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry were interrupted mid-show by opener Scotty McCreery, who presented them with the Pandora Billionaire plaque.
“The Pandora plaque was a nice surprise,” says Gentry. “We thought a million plays was a very big deal but two billion plays of our songs puts it over the top. We appreciate Pandora and thanks for the award.”
“We are so thankful to our fans and listeners for playing our music for over 50 years,” adds Owen. “Two billion is a big number. That means they like our music and want to hear it again and again. Thank you Pandora for the award.”
As a previous recipient of the Pandora Billionaire plaque himself, McCreery was thrilled to make the presentation. “I’ve been a fan of Alabama all my life,” he explains. “It was an honor to open for them in Roanoke and then present the Pandora Billionaire plaque to Randy and Teddy later that night. It doesn’t get better than Alabama.”
Following the honor, the music of Alabama will now be played on Pandora’s Country Billionaires station.
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