Alabama will release their highly-anticipated new album, Alabama & Friends, on August 27. The project is a tribute album, honoring the group that helped change the face of country music. It will feature some of country’s biggest stars performing unique versions of the band’s biggest hits.
Appearing on the album are Jason Aldean (“Tennessee River”), Luke Bryan (“Love in the First Degree”), Kenny Chesney (“Lady Down on Love”), Eli Young Band (“The Closer You Get”), Florida Georgia Line (“I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why)”), Jamey Johnson (“My Home’s in Alabama”), Toby Keith (“She and I”), Rascal Flatts (“Old Flame”) and Trisha Yearwood (“Forever’s As Far As I’ll Go”). The album also includes two new tracks from the band, their first in over 10 years.
“It’s very much an honor that they’d take part in an Alabama tribute,” guitarist Jeff Cook said. “We had a lot of fun working with them, and I think the finished product testifies to both the fun and the quality that went into it.”
After signing with RCA in 1980, Alabama recorded 21 consecutive No. 1 hits. They have more than 30 singles that topped the charts and have sold more than 73 million albums worldwide. The duo has been awarded more than 150 major industry awards, including two GRAMMYS, Entertainer of the Year three times from the CMA and five times from the ACM and the ACM Artist of the Decade Award.
Alabama launched their Back to The Bowery Tour earlier this year, selling out many of its previously announced dates. They will perform at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on November 3, marking the band’s very first concert at the venue. For ticket information and a complete list of tour dates, visit www.thealabamaband.com.