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There is a famous country singer from Alabama which is known to world as Randy Owen. He had born in December 13, 1949 in Fort Payne, Alabama.
Owen grew up on a farm near Fort Payne, Alabama. His parents raised cattle, hogs, chickens, and cotton, and young Randy was often responsible for picking cotton or slopping hogs.
Owen dropped out of high school in the ninth grade. One of his former teachers convinced him that he had a chance to make a success of himself, so, even though he was older than the other students, he rejoined the ninth grade several years' later and finished high school.
In the late 1960s, Owen and his cousin, Teddy Gentry began playing music together. They recruited another cousin, Jeff Cook, to form a band, which they called Wild Country. They won their first public performance which was at a high school talent show.
Owen's music career was put on hiatus as he earned a degree from Jacksonville. After graduation three cousins moved into an apartment and by 1973 were pursuing a full-time music career. They renamed the band and became Alabama. They were signed to a recording contract by RCA Records and quickly reached country superstardom. For the next twenty-two years, Alabama had a tremendous impact on country music, attracting a younger group of listeners, crossing over into pop radio, and paving the way for groups to be successful on country radio.
Alabama released 21 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum albums, they sung 42 #1 singles, and sold a total of over 73 million records. They have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and were named the Academy of Country Music's Artist of the Decade in 1989, and the Recording Industry Association of America's Country Group of the Century in 1999.
In May 2002, the band announced their retirement during the Academy of Country Music Awards telecast. For the rest of 2002 and 2003, they performed throughout the country in their American Farewell Tour. In 2005, the band was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Owen lives on his own cattle ranch outside Fort Payne. He currently serves as an at-large member of the Board of Trustees of Jacksonville State University. He is a judge on Season 5 (2007) of country talent show Nashville Star.
Alabama had been indulged in giving grants to charities and school organizations. In honor of their good works, the group has been the recipient of the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award, Country Radio Broadcasters' Humanitarian Award, and the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian Award. Alabama was also awarded the B.M.I. President's Trophy for Public Service, which has been awarded only four times.
Owen is interested in helping disadvantaged children. His annual golf tournament benefits the Alabama Sheriff's departments Youth Ranches, and has raised over $1 million.
Alabama has received
150 industry awards
8 Country Music Association honors for Entertainer of the Year,
2 Grammy Awards
2 People's Choice Awards
Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Artist of the Decade
Country Group of the Century
In November 2005 Randy Owen and his Alabama Band mates received Country Music's highest honor, being inducted into The Country Music Hall of Fame. Alabama is one of the 20 best-selling acts of all time. In the U.S. alone, they have sold more albums than Eric Clapton or Bob Dylan.