Alabama

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Alabama is an American country, southern rock and bluegrass band formed in Fort Payne, Alabama in 1969. The band was founded by Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals), soon joined by their other cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, keyboards). First operating under the name Wildcountry, the group toured the Southeast bar circuit in the early 1970s, and began writing original songs. They changed their name to Alabama in 1977 and following the chart success of two singles, were approached by RCA Nashville for a record deal.

Alabama's biggest success came in the 1980s, where the band had over 27 number one hits, seven multi-platinum albums and received numerous awards. Alabama's first single on RCA Nashville, "Tennessee River", began a streak of number one singles, including "Love in the First Degree" (1981), "Mountain Music" (1982), "Dixieland Delight" (1983), "If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)" (1984) and "Song of the South" (1987). The group's popularity waned slightly in the 1990s, although they continued to receive hit singles and multi-platinum record sales. The group disbanded in 2006 following a farewell tour and two albums of inspirational music, but reunited in 2011 and have continued to record and tour worldwide.

The band's blend of traditional country music and southern rock combined with elements of gospel music, and pop music gave it a crossover appeal that helped lead to their unprecedented success. They also toured extensively and incorporated production elements such as lighting and "sets" inspired by rock concerts into their shows. The band has over 30 number one country records on the Billboard charts to their credit and have sold over 75 million albums and singles, making them one of the world's best-selling bands of all time. Allmusic credited the band with popularizing the idea of a country band, and wrote that "it's unlikely that any other country group will be able to surpass the success of Alabama."

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Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1980 My Home's in Alabama 3
1981 Feels So Right 1
1982 Mountain Music 2
1983 The Closer You Get 1
1984 Roll On 2
1985 Alabama Christmas 2
1985 40 Hour Week 2
1986 The Touch 2
1987 Just Us 1
1988 Southern Star 3
1990 Pass It On Down 1
1992 American Pride 1
1993 Cheap Seats 1
1993 Country Side of Life 1
1995 In Pictures 2
1997 Dancin' on the Boulevard 1
2001 When It All Goes South 1
2003 18 Great Songs 1
2006 Songs of Inspiration 1
2007 Songs of Inspiration II 1
2008 The Very Best of Alabama 1
2009 Mountain Music: The Best of Alabama 1
2011 16 Biggest Hits 1
Christmas, Volume 2 1
For Our Fans 1
In the Beginning 1
Mountain Music 1
Platinum & Gold Collection 1
The Closer You Get 1
Twentieth Century 2

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Year Title Rating Releases
1986 Alabama Greatest Hits Compilation 2
1991 Greatest Hits II Compilation 1
1994 Greatest Hits, Volume III Compilation 1
1997 Born Country Compilation 2
1998 Super Hits, Volume 2 Compilation 1
1998 For the Record Compilation 1
1998 Legendary Country Singers: Alabama Compilation 1
1998 The Essential Compilation 1
2002 Legendary Compilation 1
2004 Ultimate Alabama 20 # 1 Hits Compilation 4 1
2006 Livin' Lovin' Rockin' Rollin': The 25th Anniversary Collection Compilation 1
2007 16 Biggest Hits Compilation 1
2009 The Music of Alabama Compilation 1
41 and Counting (17 Years of No.1's) Compilation 1
Down Home (36 All-Time Favorites) Compilation 1
Greatest Hits Compilation 1
In the Mood: The Love Songs Compilation 1
Super Hits Compilation 1
The Essential Alabama (Remastered) Compilation 1
The Last Stand Compilation 1

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