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Alabama Profile




Randy Owen Facts:

Randy Yeuell Owen was born at "Guest's Clinic in Fort Payne, Alabama" on December 13,1949.
Hobbies: Fanning, writing short stories, poetry, and sports of all kinds.
Favorite artists: The Eagles, Anne Murray and Ronnie Milsap
Instrument: Rhythm guitar - Plays by ear.
Former jobs: laying brick, painting, farming, and hanging sheetrock.
Special career memory: winning both the ACM and CMA Entertainers of the Year for three years in a row.

Mark Herndon Facts:

Mark Joel Herndon was born in Springfield, Massachusetts on May 11,1955.
Hobbies: Mark enjoys aviation as well as motorcycles and believe it or not, traveling.
Favorite artists: Bob Seeger, Journey, Jean-Luc Ponty, Tchaikovsky, Rush and Hank Williams, Jr.
Instrument: Drums.
Favorite career memory: playing the same arenas in South Carolina that only a few years before I attended concerts in as a member of the audience, and, my flight with the Blue Angels"

Teddy Gentry Facts:

Teddy Wayne Gentry was born in Fort Payne, Alabama on January 22,1952.
Hobbies: writing songs and fishing.
Favorite artists: Anne Murray, Hank Williams, Jr., Eagles and Michael Martin Murphy.
Former jobs: I ran a theatre, I laid carpet, I bagged groceries and I worked on a farm.
Favorite career memory: A good memory that Teddy has of his career is the night ACMA presented them with "The Entertainer Of The Year Award." That was a dream come true for him.

Jeff Cook Facts:

Jeff Cook was born on August 27, 1949, and reared in Fort Payne, Alabama,
Hobbies: working on electronic projects, bass fishing, camping, watching TV and working in his recording studio, Cook Sound Studio.
One of Jeff's favorite cities: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Instruments: lead guitar, fiddle, bass, banjo, mandolin, and keyboards


Alabama has received over 150 industry awards including 8 country music "Entertainer of the Year" honors, 2 Grammys, 2 Peoples Choice Awards and their very own star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame." They were named the "Artist of the Decade" by the Academy of Country Music in 1989 and "Country Group of the Century" by the Recording Industry Association of America in 1999


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