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Formed: 1977 in Fort Payne, AL
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Disbanded: 2003
Genre: Country, Folk, Pop/Rock
Group Members: Jeff Cook, Theodore Gentry, Mark Herndon, Randy Owen, Jackie Owen, Rick Scott
Biography: Before Alabama, bands were usually relegated to a supporting role in country music. In the first part of the century, bands were popular with audiences across the country, but as recordings became available, nearly every popular recording artist was a vocalist, not a group. Alabama was the group that ...Read full biography
40 Hour Week
Released: 1985
Label: RCA
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Opening with the driving title track, 40 Hour Week encapsulates why Alabama was the top country group of the '80s. Alternating between restrained rockers and well-crafted ballads, it captures the band ...Read full review
Southern Star
Released: 1989
Label: RCA
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After eight very successful years with record producer Harold Shedd, Alabama wisely opts for change. Half the album is recorded with Josh Leo and Larry Lee, the other half with Barry Beckett, and the guys ...Read full review