NASHVILLE, Tenn. Oct. 4, 2016 – Country Music Hall of Fame members Alabama will sit for an in-depth interview at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Nov.5, in the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s CMA Theater. Cousins Jeff Cook, Teddy Gentry and Randy Owen make up one of the most successful groups in country music history. Band members will talk with museum editor Michael Gray about their journey. The interview will be illustrated with vintage photos, film clips, and recordings
The program is presented in support of the museum’s exhibition Alabama: Song of the South and is included with museum admission or museum membership. Seating is limited, and guests can reserve program passes beginning Friday, Oct. 7 at 10:00 a.m. here. This program will also be streamed live at countrymusichalloffame.org/streaming.
Few acts in country music have had more commercial success; enjoyed more media exposure; won more awards; and had more longevity than Alabama. Cook, Gentry, and Owen formed a band as teenagers in small-town Fort Payne, Alabama. For a decade, they honed their sound, developing a unique, crowd-pleasing blend of country music and Southern rock that earned them a contract with RCA in 1980. Alabama scored dozens of chart-topping singles while bringing younger listeners and pop audiences to country music. Alabama was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005, and the founding trio continues to record and tour.
For more information about the program and how to reserve passes, visit www.countrymusichalloffame.org.
The Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum collects, preserves, and interprets country music and its history for the education and entertainment of diverse audiences. In exhibits, publications, and educational programs, the museum explores the cultural importance and enduring beauty of the art form. The museum is operated by the Country Music Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization chartered by the state of Tennessee in 1964. The museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, and in 2015 welcomed over one million patrons, placing it among the ten most-visited history museums in the U.S. The Country Music Foundation operates Historic RCA Studio B™, Hatch Show Print® poster shop, CMF Records, the Frist Library and Archive, and CMF Press. Museum programs are supported by the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission and the Tennessee Arts Commission.
The Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums