SantaSearch  |  Operation SantaSearch  |  Contact Us  |  Site Map
.ORG
Wednesday, September 20, 2017  |  96 Days Until Christmas
   
holly holly and candycane bar holly
Music, Songs and Lyrics
Artist Profile
Alabama
Website: http://www.thealabamaband.com



Biography

During the early '80s, Alabama's blend of country, Southern rock and middle-of-the-road pop made them one of the most popular groups in the country and redefined the concept of "country band" in the process. Where most country groups of the time were either vocal groups modeled after Southern gospel quartets or bluegrass-influenced bands, Alabama reflected the notion of a rock band, where the members played their own instruments and wrote their own songs.

The group never pretended to be much more than a glorified bar band, which is exactly what they were when cousins Randy Owen, Jeff Cook and Teddy Gentry formed in Fort Payne, Alabama as Wildcountry in 1969. Eventually they worked their way to the bars of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, playing with a number of drummers until settling on Mark Herndon in the late '70s. The group changed its name to Alabama in 1977 and recorded two top 40 hits for the independent MDJ label before signing to RCA. Back in the days when a successful country album sold 100,000 units, Alabama cranked out six multi-platinum albums named after some of their most popular hits--40 Hour Week, Feels So Right, My Home's In Alabama, etc. Alabama won the Country Music Association's Entertainer Of The Year award from 1982-1984, the only act to take the honor three times. The group has sold more than 55 million albums and remains more popular with fans than with critics or the industry: they've won only two Grammys, but in 1989, the fan-voted TNN/Music City News Awards named Alabama the top country act of the '80s, and the band has won the American Music Awards for Favorite Group every year from 1983-1996.

By 1990, Alabama was relying on too much outside material and sounding tired (and they sometimes say as much themselves). They revived somewhat with Dancin' On The Boulevard, which featured more self-penned tunes than they'd done in years and returned them to the beach-music sound of their Myrtle Beach club-playing days.

This Biography was written by Brian Mansfield.




If you suspect a misspelling, omission or other error in the above artist profile, please contact us describing the suspected error so that we can correct it.

If you're seeking help with locating a Holiday song or carol, we invite you to join our Christmas Community Forums, where you can post a request for assistance in Christmas Music, Songs & Lyrics Requests.

More music resources can be found under Carols and Songs in our Christmas Directory.





holly holly and candycane bar holly
Like this site?
Share it.


Holiday Music

Browse by Song Title
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z    
Browse by Artist
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z    
Browse by Author/Composer
A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T U
V W X Y Z    
Our Favorite Links
More music resources can be found under Carols and Songs in our Christmas Directory.


Grab a parent and write your letter to Santa!


Don't miss all the adventures that happen at the North Pole. Be sure to bookmark Santa's Journal and visit daily!





All external sites will open in a new browser. SantaSearch does not endorse external sites.

© Copyright 1996 - 2017 SantaSearch. All Rights Reserved.
All Toon images are copyright © 1997 - 2017 Ron Leishman.
No images may be resold or redistributed without prior written permission from Ron Leishman and SantaSearch.
Terms under which this service is provided to you. Read our privacy guidelines. Contact us.
v2.3