Alabama, a legend among bands of any genre and members of the Country Music Hall of Fame will be performing in Las Cruces on November 15th at 7 p.m.
The group is bringing “The All American Tour” and will be performing under the spotlights of New Mexico State University’s Pan American Center. Tickets for the show range from $30.50 – $50.50 and are on sale at the Pan Am Center Box Office or online at http://panam.nmsu.edu. Tickets may also be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets as well as online at www.ticketmaster.com. All tickets are reserved seating.
Current members Randy Owen, Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook have amassed a lot of success over a span of almost 44 years. Alabama has won almost every award in the Country Music genre. In the band’s lifetime, it has earned 43 #1 singles, including 21 #1 singles in a row, which hasn’t been replicated in any genre, and may never be broken. The band has also won 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, and five of those honors were for Entertainer of the Year. In addition, Alabama has nine Country Music Association Awards to their name, these include three accolades for Entertainer of the Year. They have earned multiple Grammy’s, and have sold more than 75 million albums. They have also earn a spot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame; the Minnie Pearl Humanitarian award; have received 150 major industry acknowledgments; they earned the Artist of the Decade award at the 1989 Academy of Country Music Awards; and have earned 21 Gold ®, Platinum ® and Multi-Platinum ® albums. They were named the RIAA’s Country Group of the Century and received induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005.
Some of their hits include Tennessee River; Why Lady Why; Old Flame; Feels So Right; Love in the First Degree; Mountain Music; Take Me Down; Close Enough to Perfect; Dixieland Delight; The Closer You Get; Lady Down on Love; Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler); When We Make Love; If You’re Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band); (There’s A) Fire in the Night; There’s No Way; 40 Hour Week (For a Livin’); Can’t Keep a Good Man Down; She and I; Touch Me When We’re Dancing; You’ve Got’ the Touch; Face to Face (duet with K.T. Oslin); Fallin’ Again; Song of the South; If I Had You; High Cotton; Southern Star; Jukebox in My Mind; Forever’s as Far as I’ll Go; Down Home; I’m in a Hurry (And Don’t Know Why); Reckless and Old Alabama with Brad Paisley.
Alabama inspired and paved the way for several other musical groups across various genres. They brought a youthful energy, sex appeal and rocking edge that broadened the country’s audience and opened the door to self-contained bands throughout the years.
For more information visit Alabama’s website at www.thealabamaband.com or contact Chris Faivre at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (575) 541-2150.