is a country music
band that was started in 1969
but did not get a recording contract until 1977
. They were the first successful country group act in modern times and are the most successful country group with more number one singles than any group or performer in any branch of music.
The band members are
- Randy Owen (vocals and rhythm guitar),
- Teddy Gentry, ((vocals and bass guitar),
- Jeff Cook (lead guitar, keyboards, bass, fiddle, banjo, and mandolin) and
- Mark Herndon (drums and percussion).
The group was awarded the ACM "Entertainer of the Year for 1981
They were also recognised by the ACM as "Artists of the Decade" for the 1980s, and in 1999 the band was named Recording Industry Association of America’s “Country Group of the 20th Century.”
In May 2002, the band announced its "Farewell Tour", which will take place across the USA during 2003.
Alabama has recorded 24 albums and details of these and their single recordings can be found at Alabama Discography