ALABAMA EARNS ALBUM OF THE YEAR AWARD AT 46TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS FOR ANGELS AMONG US: HYMNS & GOSPEL FAVORITES
MARKING THE BANDS FIRST DOVE AWARD AND 178TH CAREER AWARD
Nashville, TN --- October 14, 2015 --- The legendary Country Music Hall of Fame members, ALABAMA took home a big win at the 2015 GMA Dove Awards yesterday in Nashville, TN. Their album ANGELS AMONG US: HYMNS & GOSPEL FAVORITES was named Country/Bluegrass Album Of The Year.
Last night’s win marks the band’s 178th career award and is a unique win that is close to their hearts. When the band heard the news lead singer Randy Owen said “My Momma’s gonna be proud. She and Daddy sang these songs to me as well as my grandparents: these are special songs and influences in my life.”
The award-winning album includes a blend of traditional hymns, new songs and a live version of the title cut, which is a classic Alabama hit from the early ‘90s. The three bonus cut on the album are “Knights of Molite,” “The Last Altar Call” and “Oh, the Lord Has Been Good to Me.” The DVD companion to the album made its debut at #1 on the Billboard Music Video Chart.
“I am so happy for these country music icons, who are still breaking new ground. May their first Dove Award for Angels Among Us be just the beginning of more exciting days ahead for Alabama.” - Bill Gaither
The Album of the Year nod comes on the heels of the band’s new release SOUTHERN DRAWL, which made it’s debut at #2 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. The band is currently touring the country selling an average of 10,000 hard tickets a night.
To date, the band has sold over 73 million records, earned 21 Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum certifications and scored 43 Number One hits at country radio. With over 28 million concert tickets sold, the band is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.