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Alabama
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Alternative Name Young Country
Wildcountry
Group Members Randy Owen
Teddy Gentry
Jeff Cook
Past Group Members Mark Herndon
Jackie Owen
Tommy Hucks
Rick Scott
Bennett Vartanian
Dino Pastin
Music Genre (Text) Country
Southern rock
country rock
soft rock
bluegrass
gospel
Music Genre Country
Origin Fort Payne, Alabama, United States
Year(s) Active 1969–2004, 2006–2007, 2010–present
Record Label GRT
MDJ
RCA Records
BMG Chrysalis
Official Websites thealabamaband.com
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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). They were soon joined by their other cousin, Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, and 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 Records for a record deal.

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