One of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 100 Greatest Country Artists of All Time, southern rock band Alabama will bring their 50th Anniversary Tour to Moorhead’s Bluestem Amphitheater on Saturday, June 6, 2020.
It’s the kind of story you read about in books and watch on the big screen at the movies. For the band Alabama, it’s not just a story; it’s their life. It is a classic American tale of rags to riches. From humble beginnings picking cotton in the fields to international stars that went on to sell 73 million albums while changing the face and sound of country music.
It’s been over 40 years since Randy, Jeff and Teddy, left the cotton farms of Fort Payne, Alabama, to spend the summer playing in a Myrtle Beach, South Carolina bar called The Bowery. Having grown up working in the fields, the cousins were no strangers to hard work. They didn’t flinch when it took six long years of working for tips and living hand to mouth playing in the bar. Finally, word of mouth earned the major label deal they’d been dreaming of. In 1980 the band broke through with their first Top 20 hit “My Home’s In Alabama”.
Alabama is the band that changed everything. They brought country music to the mainstream and from side stage to the main stage. Alabama introduced rock style guitars, lights, pyrotechnics and sounds to the country audience. Alabama’s reach goes far beyond their impact on other artists; their music is timeless and can be heard today as a part of every cover band’s setlist in nearly every college town in America.
While their music continues to stand the test of time, their numbers and stats are beyond compare. The band has sold over 80 million albums. They have charted 43 #1 singles including 21 #1 singles in a row, a record that will likely never be surpassed in any genre. They have won over 178 CMA Awards, Grammy Awards, ACM Awards, and counting. They’ve earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ®, and Multi-Platinum ® albums and were named the RIAA’s Country Group of the Century. They are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame and have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. They are also world-class philanthropists who have raised over $250 million for charity.
Alabama continues to thrill fans as their 50th Anniversary Tour rolls on throughout 2020 in the US and Canada. Alabama is and always will be the greatest country band in American history.
IF YOU GO
ESSENTIA HEALTH PRESENTS AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ALABAMA – 5OTH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
SATURDAY, JUNE 6, 2020 | 5 P.M. GATES, 7 P.M. SHOW | RAIN OR SHINE