Randy Owen Interview - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“Mountain Music,” “Love in the First Degree,” “Dixieland Delight,” “Touch Me When We’re Dancing” (yes, the same one that the The Carpenters’ hit with) sound familiar?

If not, maybe one of their other 30-plus No. 1 hits will jiggle your memory.

After 40 years, Alabama singer/guitarist Randy Owen, his cousin Teddy Gentry (bass) and Jeff Cook (fiddle) have solidified their spot in country music history as a players who have always been true to the music’s roots, yet also gave it a new twist with their angelic harmonies and elements of gospel and pop.

Since early April, the band has been on the “Back to the Bowery” tour to celebrate the four-decade anniversary of their first summer as a band, spent as the house act at the famed club in Myrtle Beach, S.C. The tour launched with two dates at the venue and will hit the Fox Theatre – an Atlanta location Alabama has never played – Friday and Saturday.

On an early morning in mid-April, a sweet and chatty Owen, 63, called in from his farm in, yes, Alabama, to discuss the tour, the upcoming star-filled “Alabama & Friends” album and where he plans to play his final show.

To read Randy's full interview in the AJC, please visit accessatlanta.com