It's been 50 years since Randy, Jeff and Teddy left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama to spend the summer playing music in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. It is a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars who went on to sell 80 million albums while changing the face and sound of country music.
Quality songs that have become the soundtrack for American life are the foundation for ALABAMA’s stellar career. Alabama introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience that have inspired many of today's brightest country stars, including Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
While their music continues to stand the test of time, their numbers and stats are beyond compare. Fifty years since starting the band, Alabama has charted 43 #1 singles, including 21 #1 singles in a row, and have won over 179 CMA Awards, Grammy Awards and ACM Awards. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and have their own star of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are also world-class philanthropists who have raised over 250 million dollars for charity.
Celebrate 50 years of ALABAMA on their 50th Anniversary Tour, coming to the Wicomico Youth & Civic Center on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. at www.WicomicoCivicCenter.org, by phone at 410-548-4911 or in person at the box office (Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.).