Alabama's Randy Owen and three songwriters responsible for dozens of pop and country hits will go into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in October.
Owen, Will Jennings, Layng Martine Jr. and Jeffrey Steele will join the hall's 188 existing members.
Alabama has had more than 40 No. 1 hits during its career, many of them written by Randy Owen, as well as fellow members Teddy Gentry and Jeff Cook. The group will release its first new songs in more than a decade as part of the Aug. 27 album Alabama & Friends, which features covers of the group's hits by contemporary country acts including Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney and Florida Georgia Line. High Cotton: A Tribute to Alabama will come Sept. 17 and feature covers of the group's hits by acts including Todd Snider, Blind Boys of Alabama and Jason Isbell with the Civil Wars' John Paul White.
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The Hall, which has a gallery in the newly opened Music City Center, will formally welcome the songwriters during a ceremony on October 13th.
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