Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Country Group Alabana Releases Album At Cracker Barrel
Alabama, the most successful group in country music with 42 No. 1 singles, releases Alabama: The Last Stand, a collection of previously unreleased recordings made during the band's 2003 farewell tour, today through Cracker Barrel. The album will be available at all Cracker Barrel locations and online at crackerbarrel.com. The 12-song CD features several of Alabama's biggest hits, including "The Closer You Get," "Old Flame," "Forty Hour Week," "Feels So Right" and "The Fans."
"There are magical moments on this CD because these songs come straight from my heart," said lead singer Randy Owen. "I remember seeing the lights on the crowd when we did 'Feels So Right.' We started the song with a piano, and the crowd went wild when we got to the melody. I feel like we owe it to our fans to share this music with them." Through three decades of recording and touring, Alabama sold more than 73 million records. The band received more than 150 country music industry honors including an unprecedented five consecutive Entertainer of the Year awards from the Academy of Country Music. In 2005, Alabama was inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame.
"Having this CD at Cracker Barrel is a natural for us," said bassist Teddy Gentry. "I remember eating breakfast at Cracker Barrel when Randy told us we were being inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame. I am in Cracker Barrel just about every day, and we're proud to have our CD at Cracker Barrel." "Cracker Barrel has great food and I've noticed how people are always checking out the music in the store," said guitar & fiddle player Jeff Cook. "This is the first new record from Alabama in three years, and I think it will do very well."