Written by Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen
Produced by Harold Shedd
MDJ (later released on RCA)
Inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005
With twenty-one consecutive #1 hits between 1980 and 1987, Alabama inspired a trend toward self-contained bands in mainstream country music. Cousins Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry, and Randy Owen honed their crowd-pleasing blend of southern rock and country rock for a decade before adding permanent drummer Mark Herndon in 1979.