Alabama was formed by three cousins--Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook--in the little town of Fort Payne, Alabama. They paid their dues on the Southeastern circuit and then at a club called the Bowery in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, before hitting the big time in a big, big way. Their record of 21 straight #1 singles will probably never be challenged, and they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
INTERVIEW WITH ALABAMA FROM 1997
BOB: "RANDY, YOU HAD SOMETHING SPECIAL HAPPEN NOT LONG AGO WHEN YOUR WIFE GOT YOU A RING COMMEMORATING YOUR COLLEGE GRADUATION BACK BEFORE YOU WENT TO MYRTLE BEACH TO PLAY THE BOWERY."
BOB: "RANDY, COULD YOU TALK ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF READING AND MUSIC FOR YOU GROWING UP, AND YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE CAUSE OF LITERACY?"
BOB: "TALK FOR A SECOND ABOUT THE VERY EARLY DAYS OF YOUR SUCCESS."