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Alabama‘s brand new studio album, “Alabama & Friends,” was released yesterday. The record features duets with some of today’s hottest country stars on Alabama’s timeless hits. One of the groups featured on the album is rising star duo Florida-Georgia Line.
Check out the video by the duo about how excited they are to be included on this album. Let us know if you’ve gotten your copy!
ALABAMA & Friends – the new tribute album honoring country music’s most iconic group ALABAMA – will be made available for digital pre-orders starting August 13 through iTunes. Fans can access the pre-ordering of the album before it hits the streets on Tuesday, August 27 by visiting http://smarturl.it/alabamaitunes.
Special bundle packages are available now via the group’s official website thealabamaband.com. The “Ultimate Bundle” package consists of a vintage ALABAMA baseball tee, an ALABAMA & Friends CD and vinyl LP for $50.00. A vintage tee and CD package is also available for only $35.00. Orders are expected to arrive on album release day or soon after.
ALABAMA & Friends features some of country music’s hottest stars delivering their own unique versions of ALABAMA classics, including Jason Aldean (“Tennessee River”), Luke Bryan (“Love in the First Degree”), Kenny Chesney (“Lady Down on Love”), Eli Young Band (“The Closer You Get”), Florida Georgia Line (“I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)”), Jamey Johnson (“My Home’s in Alabama“), Toby Keith (“She and I”), Rascal Flatts (“Old Flame”) and Trisha Yearwood (“Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go”).
The 11-song collection will also feature two new songs from ALABAMA – “That’s How I Was Raised” and “All American.” It’s the first taste of new music from the legendary and award-winning group in over a decade.
After signing with RCA in 1980, ALABAMA soared to the top time and again with 21 No. 1 hits in a row. They have had 43 chart-topping singles and have sold more than 73 million albums worldwide. They have won more than 150 major industry nods, including two Grammys, the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award, Entertainer of the Year awards three times from the CMA and five times from the ACM, as well as the ACM Artist of the Decade award. The Hall of Famers have earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and Multi-Platinum ® albums, and were named the RIAA’s Country Group of the Century.
ALABAMA is currently in the midst of their Back to the Bowery Tour that has them playing to capacity crowds all across the country since its launch earlier this year. The new tour will continue through the fall, making stops in cities including Detroit, MI, Greenville, SC, St. Louis, MO, Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL.
One of country music’s most successful and influential groups of all time, ALABAMA, will release their highly anticipated new album, ALABAMA & Friends, on Tuesday, August 27 through Show Dog-Universal Music. The project is a tribute album, honoring the legendary group that helped change the face of country music.
ALABAMA & Friends will feature some of country music’s hottest stars — all delivering their own unique versions of the multi-platinum-selling band’s biggest hits, including Jason Aldean (“Tennessee River”), Luke Bryan (“Love in the First Degree”), Kenny Chesney (“Lady Down on Love”), Eli Young Band (“The Closer You Get”), Florida Georgia Line (“I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)”), Jamey Johnson (“My Home’s in Alabama”), Toby Keith (“She and I”), Rascal Flatts (“Old Flame”) and Trisha Yearwood (“Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go”).
The 11-song collection will also feature the band’s first new tracks in over 10 years – “All American” (written by Trey Bruce) and “That’s How I Was Raised” (written by Charley Stefl, Tony Ramey, Skip Sasser and Trent Tomlinson), which has the group teaming again with legendary producer Harold Shedd who worked closely with the group in their early years.
Are you excited for new music from Alabama? Which duet are you most excited to hear?
See the full track listing below:
As previously announced, Alabama took the stage tonight to perform some of their greatest hits before host Trace Adkins presented them with the Greatest Hits Award. Brad Paisley introduced the group from a live feed from Nashville, where he is busy doing rehearsals for his new “Camobunga” tour next year. Brad announced that the group will return with a tour and album in the new year.
The ACA’s are currently LIVE on FOX for all East Coast viewers.
Not only will Alabama receive the “Greatest Hits” award tonight at the 2nd annual American Country Awards on FOX; but they’ll also be performing live on the award show. They’ll be making a special announcement about plans for the legendary group in 2012 at the show, and we have our team ready to bring that news to you live from the press-room backstage and on the Red Carpet. It’s not clear what exactly the all-male trio will be performing tonight, but they have asked their fans on Facebook what songs they’d want to hear.
Alabama have had more number one singles (43) than any band in country music history. In their 30-year career, they’ve had 21 gold, platinum or muli-platinum albums, and sold more than 73 million records together.They’re planning on returning to country music in a big way in the new year, with details announced tonight at the award show.
The ACA’s air tonight on Fox at 8 pm EST.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood and Alabama had another first at the Grand Ole Opry yesterday before their performance at the historic venue. For the first-time ever, the Grand Ole Opry was the host for a number one party for both of Brad’s duets “Remind Me” and “Old Alabama.” Both his singles from “This Is Country Music” had gone number one.
Brad’s next single from “This Is Country Music” is the comedic “Camouflage.” I can’t wait for the music video for that one from the country music jokester.
Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley are once again co-hosting the Country Music Association (CMA) awards November 9th on ABC. Brad is currently trying to come up with a non-water themed name tour for his world tour next year, and Carrie is finishing up her new album rumored to be out sometime in 2012.
Who would have thought that CMT’s “Sweet Home Alabama” would turn out to be its most-watched program of 2011? The show returns tonight with a one-hour special “Sweet Home Alabama: Outtakes & Updates” which features never-before-seen moments from the first season and appearances from the bachelors. The special will be hosted by Allison DeMarcus, who will interview Devin Grissom and her chosen bachelor Adam Moyer to see what life has been like since the show and if they are still together. The special airs tonight at 10:15 pm EST on CMT.
The second season debuts tomorrow night at 9 pm EST with 8 all-new episodes. This time, the roles have been reversed with girls competing for the affection of a bachelor. Twenty two women will live in the same house as they compete over Tribble Reese, a former Clemson quarterback from Birmingham, the runner-up from the first season of “Sweet Home Alabama.”
Watch the preview of the season below from the Premiere of Tribble meeting his city and country girls:
(Video courtesy of CMT).
You can win an hatch show print from Alabama’s Tornado Relief show last night (September 2nd) in Tuscaloosa, Alabama! All you have to do is comment with your favorite Alabama song and/or video.
Once again, country music legends Alabama are planning to shine some light on the natives of their home state.
Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry, and Jeff Cook announced a special benefit concert to take place at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater on Friday, September 2nd. Proceeds from this once-in-a-lifetime event will benefit the Tuscaloosa Storm Recovery Fund. Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, August 5th at 10 am via Ticketmaster. You can also charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Alabama headlined “Bama Rising: A Concert for Alabama Tornado Relief” on Tuesday, June 14th, at the BJCC Arena in Birmingham. The sold-out spectacular raised more than $2 million in tornado relief for the state.
On Wednesday, May 25, stars fell on Alabama as Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker put on a show for a sold-out crowd at the new Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in the hometown of the University of Alabama. A routine stop on his Goin Coastal tour turned into a benefit show when Chesney donated his fees toward rebuilding the city after the April 27th tornados that ripped through the south.
His set list included new hits such as “Live a Little”, “Somewhere With You”, and “The Boys of Fall”, along with crowd favorites like “Summertime”, “I Go Back”, “Big Star”, and “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”. Chesney was joined on stage with songwriter Mac McAnally on “Back Where I Come From” and “Down the Road”, which were both composed by McAnally. Chesney also performed “My Home’s in Alabama” by country supergroup Alabama. “I’m so honored to have played Tuscaloosa tonight,” Chesney said. “This town has always been incredible to me, and they are really hurting now. I didn’t know if we were doing the right thing by doing the show, but after tonight, I am convinced that this town needed something to look forward to, and I am so glad we played tonight.”