By Marla Jones, Managing Editor • email@example.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — After five decades of music, the Alabama Band is still receiving accolades from their music. The beloved DeKalb County band will be one of eleven inductees into the prestigious Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville.
The band will also receive the Lifetime Achievement Award during a ceremony held on October 22, 2019 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.
Alabama, who are celebrating fifty years in music, was formed in 1969 under the name Wildcounty. The Fort Payne natives changed the name in 1977 to Alabama becoming one of the most successful groups in country music. The band performed into the early 2000’s.
They performed a farewell tour in 2003-04 but have made several appearances throughout the years. Most notably, the group headlined the Bama Rising benefit concert that helped raise over 2 million dollars for Jacksonville State University after the school was devastated by a tornado.
Recently, Alabama played to a sold out crowd at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The band will celebrate their 50th Anniversary with a show scheduled on October 4, 2019 at the Legacy Arena at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC).